Ward Central Elementary



Ward Central Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ward Central Elementary Students by Grade
PK 59
K 112
1 107
2 122
3 97
4 109
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ward Central Elementary is a public elementary school located in Ward, AR in the Cabot School District. It enrolls 606 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ward Central Elementary is the 94th largest public school in Arkansas and the 13,289th largest nationally. It has 14.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 606
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 41.69
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 13,289th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arkansas: 94th out of 548
Student/Teacher Rank in Arkansas: 258th out of 548
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arkansas: 62nd out of 548

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Ward Central Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 321
(53%)
3,344
(52%)
 Female 285
(47%)
3,033
(48%)

Ward Central Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 543
(90%)
5,588
(88%)
 Hispanic 30
(5%)
349
(5%)
 Black 13
(2%)
155
(2%)
 Two or More 12
(2%)
131
(2%)
 Asian 3
(0%)
88
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
45
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
21
(0%)

Ward Central Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 305
(50%)
2,098
(33%)
 Not Eligible 219
(36%)
3,656
(57%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 82
(14%)
623
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 548 ranked schools in Arkansas, Ward Central Elementary is ranked 134th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ward Central Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (63.9%) is slightly lower than the state average of 67.1%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Ward Central Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 593
2006 601
2007 558
2008 618
2009 682
2010 643
2011 607
2012 623
2013 623
2014 588
2015 606

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.5
2006 14
2007 14
2008 18.7
2009 19.1
2010 17.2
2011 17.7
2012 18
2013 15.9
2014 14
2015 14.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.48566610455312
2006 0.62895174708819
2007 0.5752688172043
2008 0.57766990291262
2009 0.65542521994135
2010 0.64696734059098
2011 0.62767710049423
2012 0.65489566613162
2013 0.6645264847512
2014 0.63775510204082
2015 0.63861386138614

Compare Ward Central Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.8% 14.0:1
 
1,450.0% 14.5:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 63.9%
 
State Average 67.1%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Ward Central Elementary
Ward, AR
Public PK - 04 606 14.5:1  
Cabot Middle School North
Cabot, AR
Public 05 - 06 848 18.9:1 3 miles
Eastside Elementary School
Cabot, AR
Public KG - 05 424 16.4:1 4 miles
Northside Elementary School
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Public PK - 04 406 13.1:1 5 miles
Central Elementary School
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Public PK - 04 413 14.3:1 5 miles
Stagecoach Elementary School
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Public KG - 04 494 15:1 5 miles
Beebe Early Childhood
Beebe, AR
Public KG - 01 520 16.5:1 6 miles
Beebe Middle School
Beebe, AR
Public 05 - 06 540 16.1:1 6 miles
Beebe Elementary School
Beebe, AR
Public 02 - 04 885 18.2:1 6 miles
Westside Elementary School
Cabot, AR
Public PK - 04 434 16.1:1 6 miles
Jacksonville Christian Academy
Jacksonville, AR
Private PK - 12 231 16:1 12 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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