Area Schools On List

Literacy, Math Scores Hit 90 Percent Overall

Posted: November 20, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Lists ranking schools in new categories were announced Monday by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Local schools

See a sortable table of local schools' statuses at

At A Glance

Needs Improvement Schools

Schools classified as needs improvement missed one or more state targets, which can include raising test scores from subgroups.


Apple Glen Elementary, literacy

Centerton Gamble Elementary, literacy

Sugar Creek Elementary, literacy

Thomas Jefferson Elementary, math

Mary Mae Jones Elementary, math

R.E. Baker Elementary, literacy, math

Ardis Ann Middle School, math

Old High Middle School, math

Bentonville High School, math


Northside Elementary School, math

Tucker Elementary School, math

Westside Elementary School, math

Kirksey Middle School, math

Oakdale Middle School, math

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Web Watch

2012 School Status

To see how Benton County schools did, go to

This story is only available from our archives.

See also, "Half of State's Schools Failing to Achieve Goals," in the state section of the AR Dem Gazette.

Let's not kid ourselves: AR is at the top of the lists that represent the least educated populations in the USA.

Also note: the states that supported Romney in this past election are also represented in the above referenced list. There is a correlation between higher education and progressive candidates, between lower education and regressive candidates.

Posted by: SPA

November 20, 2012 at 9:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Come off it, SPA. the election is over. Let's see some more "progress". How about a little concern for the schools up in Benton County. I'm going to guess that their poor numbers revolve around language problems. It is a good thing ELS programs are helping, huh.

Posted by: Tankersley101

November 20, 2012 at 1:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I will never "come off" stating my opinion, in a public forum, that lack of education is correlated with lack of progress, higher rates of poverty, and a general lack of higher order thinking regarding social issues.

Yes, the election is over. Those who wail about secession, please, let the door hit you in the ass on the way BACK. The rest of us are sticking around to hopefully further education, so we can hopefully go FORWARD.

Posted by: SPA

November 20, 2012 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )


You want to talk about education levels and the vote... What do the overall numbers for the last presidential election look like when it come to those poorley educated inner city folks....from inside of what you call "progressive" areas? Was their education guiding their vote?

People vote for different people for a lot of different reasons. This year happened to have an abnormally high number of different reasons for the the CinC... plurality bound togethor for the winning side. Your opinion is based on elitist slanted stats. ... "higher order thinking"... please.

Posted by: Tankersley101

November 20, 2012 at 11:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )