Fort Smith school information

IndexFort SmithArkansasNational
Average Test Scores27%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools2686079,221
Total private schools1316524,874
Total post-secondary schools4987,963
The Fort Smith, AR educational system consists of 26 public schools, 13 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Fort Smith public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 5% lower than than the Arkansas average and 46% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fort Smith public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Arkansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 76.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.4% have completed high school, 19.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fort Smith are 46% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 26 public schools in Fort Smith.
  • 76.1% of people in Fort Smith have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.4% of people in Fort Smith have completed high school.
  • 19.9% of people in Fort Smith have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fort Smith

IndexFort SmithArkansasNational
Completed 8th grade76.1%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school74.4%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college50.1%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.3%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.9%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters6.4%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%0.9%1.3%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Moffett, OK14077%56%
Liberty, OK35175%51%
Muldrow, OK3,31473%48%
Pocola, OK4,04571%44%
Spiro, OK2,74070%43%
Fort Smith, AR87,71227%46%

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Asheville, NC87,53154%9%
Nampa, ID87,89640%19%
Reading, PA87,89927%45%
Norwalk, CT87,93041%17%
Deltona, FL87,38750%1%
Fort Smith, AR87,71227%46%
Source: The Fort Smith, AR education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.