Beating the Odds: High Achieving with Low-Income Populations
These are special awards for schools whose students are achieving well even though they face some significant challenges. While poverty impacts learning, these schools are demonstrating that they are “Beating the Odds.” The highlights are below, and you can read the full report here.
The top elementary school beating the odds in math is Cowsert Elementary from Clinton School District. Despite serving a student population that is 71% eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch, 63% of students Met or Exceeded Expectations on the PARCC math assessment. Norfolk Elementary (Norfolk), Centerpoint Primary (Centerpoint), Green Forest Elementary (Green Forest) and Paron Elementary (Bryant) round out the top 5 elementary schools Beating the Odds in mathematics.
The top elementary school beating the odds in literacy is Norfolk Elementary from Norfolk School District. Despite serving a student population where 83% of students are eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch, 60% of students Met or Exceeded expectations on the PARCC literacy assessment. Forest Heights STEM Academy (Little Rock), Dover Elementary (Dover), Omaha Elementary (Omaha) and Cowsert Elementary (Clinton) round out the top 5 elementary schools Beating the Odds in literacy.
*Visit this link the full OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE AWARDS: HIGHLIGHTING HIGH-ACHIEVING ARKANSAS SCHOOLS, 2015 article and to read about additional OEP award winners.