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West Side School District


West Side School District is located close to the center of Arkansas. West Side School District has 147.81 square miles of land area and 33.55 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total West Side School District population is 4,610. West Side School District median household income is $40,984 in 2010-2014. West Side School District median house value is $130,300 in 2010-2014. On average, West Side School District is better than the state average in quality.

Ranking: (65 out of 238, top 27%)*
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Kindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:2
Population4,610 (2010-2014), rank #148
Population Growth7.86% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:25.42/sq mi, rank #154
Median Household Income:$40,984 at 2010-2014—5.70% increase since 2005-2009, rank #73
Median House Price:$130,300 at 2010-2014—12.42% increase since 2005-2009, rank #29
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:147.81 sq mi, rank #147
Water Area:33.55 sq mi (18.50%), rank #3
County:Van Buren County, Cleburne County
City:Higden, Bee Branch, Quitman, Heber Springs, Prim, Edgemont, Shirley, Fairfield Bay, Greers Ferry, Drasco
Zip:72067, 72013, 72131, 72543, 72130, 72044, 72153, 72088, 72530
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West Side School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

7295 Greers Ferry Rd
Higden AR, 72067, Cleburne County
Phone: 501-825-6258

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:424440452498519486510
English Language Learner Students:3000000
Total Teachers:41.4237.1541.4147.7051.0056.0032.00
Total Other Staff:35.2738.2753.0053.0054.0044.0063.00
Instructional Aides:7.508.5011.
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:0.760.762.
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:0.500.502.
Secondary Guidance Counselors:0.500.502.
Other Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:1.382.384.
School Administrators:
School Administrative Support:
Student Support Services:6.347.347.008.0010.001.004.00
Other Support Services:11.0011.0012.0015.0016.0016.0029.00
Student-Teacher Ratio:10.2411.8410.9210.4410.188.6815.94


West Side Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 6   7295 Greers Ferry Rd, Higden AR 72067
West Side High SchoolGrade 7 to Grade 12   7295 Greers Ferry Rd, Higden AR 72067

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2007Literacy11th Grade% met std47%50%
2008Literacy11th Grade% met std42%51%
2009Literacy11th Grade% met std49%56%
2010Literacy11th Grade% met std58%60%
2011Literacy11th Grade% met std82%65%
2012Literacy11th Grade% met std54%68%
2013Literacy11th Grade% met std68%70%
2005Literacy3rd Grade% met std54%50%
2006Literacy3rd Grade% met std45%57%
2007Literacy3rd Grade% met std54%59%
2008Literacy3rd Grade% met std78%64%
2009Literacy3rd Grade% met std64%66%
2010Literacy3rd Grade% met std80%71%
2011Literacy3rd Grade% met std91%76%
2012Literacy3rd Grade% met std74%82%
2013Literacy3rd Grade% met std83%79%
2005Mathematics3rd Grade% met std75%58%
2006Mathematics3rd Grade% met std61%67%
2007Mathematics3rd Grade% met std86%75%
2008Mathematics3rd Grade% met std93%79%
2009Mathematics3rd Grade% met std95%82%
2010Mathematics3rd Grade% met std98%83%
2011Mathematics3rd Grade% met std97%85%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std94%87%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std88%86%
2005Literacy4th Grade% met std48%51%
2006Literacy4th Grade% met std71%61%
2007Literacy4th Grade% met std50%58%
2008Literacy4th Grade% met std77%67%
2009Literacy4th Grade% met std71%70%
2010Literacy4th Grade% met std83%77%
2011Literacy4th Grade% met std87%82%
2012Literacy4th Grade% met std88%85%
2013Literacy4th Grade% met std74%85%
2005Mathematics4th Grade% met std51%50%
2006Mathematics4th Grade% met std56%60%
2007Mathematics4th Grade% met std59%65%
2008Mathematics4th Grade% met std74%74%
2009Mathematics4th Grade% met std64%78%
2010Mathematics4th Grade% met std81%80%
2011Mathematics4th Grade% met std86%82%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std97%82%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std80%82%
2005Literacy5th Grade% met std64%47%
2006Literacy5th Grade% met std25%56%
2007Literacy5th Grade% met std63%59%
2008Literacy5th Grade% met std75%64%
2009Literacy5th Grade% met std78%68%
2010Literacy5th Grade% met std78%74%
2011Literacy5th Grade% met std83%77%
2012Literacy5th Grade% met std94%85%
2013Literacy5th Grade% met std87%84%
2005Mathematics5th Grade% met std67%41%
2006Mathematics5th Grade% met std68%50%
2007Mathematics5th Grade% met std65%61%
2008Mathematics5th Grade% met std72%67%
2009Mathematics5th Grade% met std74%71%
2010Mathematics5th Grade% met std82%74%
2011Mathematics5th Grade% met std83%78%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std84%76%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std71%70%
2009Science5th Grade% met std64%43%
2010Science5th Grade% met std66%50%
2011Science5th Grade% met std62%56%
2012Science5th Grade% met std57%60%
2013Science5th Grade% met std77%61%
2005Literacy6th Grade% met std53%57%
2006Literacy6th Grade% met std72%59%
2007Literacy6th Grade% met std44%59%
2008Literacy6th Grade% met std78%63%
2009Literacy6th Grade% met std81%67%
2010Literacy6th Grade% met std87%71%
2011Literacy6th Grade% met std62%71%
2012Literacy6th Grade% met std63%75%
2013Literacy6th Grade% met std83%73%
2005Mathematics6th Grade% met std68%43%
2006Mathematics6th Grade% met std77%57%
2007Mathematics6th Grade% met std87%68%
2008Mathematics6th Grade% met std78%72%
2009Mathematics6th Grade% met std88%80%
2010Mathematics6th Grade% met std89%75%
2011Mathematics6th Grade% met std67%77%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std87%75%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std71%75%
2005Literacy7th Grade% met std62%50%
2006Literacy7th Grade% met std73%53%
2007Literacy7th Grade% met std69%57%
2008Literacy7th Grade% met std72%57%
2009Literacy7th Grade% met std84%63%
2010Literacy7th Grade% met std73%68%
2011Literacy7th Grade% met std75%67%
2012Literacy7th Grade% met std82%80%
2013Literacy7th Grade% met std71%77%
2005Mathematics7th Grade% met std58%43%
2006Mathematics7th Grade% met std56%50%
2007Mathematics7th Grade% met std69%58%
2008Mathematics7th Grade% met std79%62%
2009Mathematics7th Grade% met std71%68%
2010Mathematics7th Grade% met std69%75%
2011Mathematics7th Grade% met std91%74%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std76%77%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std61%70%
2009Science7th Grade% met std52%32%
2010Science7th Grade% met std26%33%
2011Science7th Grade% met std59%39%
2012Science7th Grade% met std30%41%
2013Science7th Grade% met std43%41%
2005Literacy8th Grade% met std82%57%
2006Literacy8th Grade% met std74%66%
2007Literacy8th Grade% met std66%63%
2008Literacy8th Grade% met std75%67%
2009Literacy8th Grade% met std87%71%
2010Literacy8th Grade% met std85%76%
2011Literacy8th Grade% met std86%77%
2012Literacy8th Grade% met std80%80%
2013Literacy8th Grade% met std86%77%
2005Mathematics8th Grade% met std40%33%
2006Mathematics8th Grade% met std40%44%
2007Mathematics8th Grade% met std58%47%
2008Mathematics8th Grade% met std64%56%
2009Mathematics8th Grade% met std69%62%
2010Mathematics8th Grade% met std71%63%
2011Mathematics8th Grade% met std73%63%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std73%68%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std72%65%
2006Algebra IEnd of course% met std59%65%
2007Algebra IEnd of course% met std76%62%
2008Algebra IEnd of course% met std77%66%
2009Algebra IEnd of course% met std76%70%
2010Algebra IEnd of course% met std90%76%
2011Algebra IEnd of course% met std96%78%
2012Algebra IEnd of course% met std89%80%
2013Algebra IEnd of course% met std91%77%
2009BiologyEnd of course% met std19%41%
2010BiologyEnd of course% met std56%36%
2011BiologyEnd of course% met std38%41%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std48%43%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std68%44%
2006GeometryEnd of course% met std41%60%
2007GeometryEnd of course% met std39%59%
2008GeometryEnd of course% met std78%60%
2009GeometryEnd of course% met std78%66%
2010GeometryEnd of course% met std90%69%
2011GeometryEnd of course% met std95%73%
2012GeometryEnd of course% met std97%76%
2013GeometryEnd of course% met std83%72%
2006LiteracyEnd of course% met std48%45%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$5,418,000$11,987 $5,965,000$11,978 $5,194,000$10,008 
Total Expenditures:$4,251,000$9,405 $7,442,000$14,944 $6,230,000$12,004 
Total Current Expenditures:$4,046,000$8,951 $5,104,000$10,249 $5,139,000$9,902 
Instructional Expenditures:$2,439,000$5,39660.3%$3,117,000$6,25961.1%$3,160,000$6,08961.5%
Student and Staff Support:$448,000$99111.1%$464,000$9329.1%$465,000$8969.0%
Operations, Food, Other:$695,000$1,53817.2%$891,000$1,78917.5%$912,000$1,75717.7%
Total Capital Outlay:$87,000$192 $1,083,000$2,175 $873,000$1,682 
Construction:$0$0 $936,000$1,880 $0$0 
Total Other:$0$0 $1,037,000$2,082 $0$0 
Interest on Debt:$104,000$230 $151,000$303 $155,000$299 
Total Salary:$2,419,000$5,352 $3,165,000$6,355 $3,122,000$6,015 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$1,616,000$3,57566.8%$2,072,000$4,16165.5%$2,057,000$3,96365.9%
Other Salary:$803,000$1,77733.2%$1,093,000$2,19534.5%$1,065,000$2,05234.1%
Total Benefit:$668,000$1,478 $870,000$1,747 $854,000$1,645 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$443,000$98066.3%$570,000$1,14565.5%$565,000$1,08966.2%
Other Benefit:$225,000$49833.7%$300,000$60234.5%$289,000$55733.8%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

    2007     2006  
Teachers with Bachelor Degree:73.8%NA
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:23.8%NA
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:14.0 years15.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:23.8%22.7%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:21.4%18.2%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:19.0%20.5%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:33.3%31.8%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:NA6.8%
Mean Base Salary:$37,329.0$36,888.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$30,813.0$29,813.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$32,889.0$32,688.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$38,299.0$37,906.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$43,618.0$42,135.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:NA$44,131.0

* West Side School District was rated 4 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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