West Memphis school information

IndexWest MemphisArkansasNational
Average Test Scores17%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools1386079,221
Total private schools316524,874
Total post-secondary schools2987,963
The West Memphis, AR educational system consists of 13 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. West Memphis public schools have average test scores of 17% which is 41% lower than than the Arkansas average and 66% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of West Memphis public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Arkansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.3% have completed high school, 13.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in West Memphis are 66% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in West Memphis.
  • 77.2% of people in West Memphis have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.3% of people in West Memphis have completed high school.
  • 13.9% of people in West Memphis have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in West Memphis

IndexWest MemphisArkansasNational
Completed 8th grade77.2%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school75.3%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college41.8%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree19.9%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.9%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters3.7%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in West Memphis (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Southaven, MS51,81639%20%
Memphis, TN655,85737%25%
Walls, MS1,32636%28%
Horn Lake, MS26,78520%59%
Marion, AR12,32319%62%
West Memphis, AR25,41117%66%

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Clinton, MS25,41142%14%
Cabot, AR25,40735%29%
Melrose Park, IL25,42216%67%
South Portland, ME25,39738%23%
Ridgewood, NJ25,43077%56%
West Memphis, AR25,41117%66%
Source: The West Memphis, 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.