Avg. test scores 46%
High school dipl. 10%
Bachelors degree 34%

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

Key findings

  • The 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%

      Fort Smith, AR School Districts

      • Fort Smith Public Schools

      There are a total of 26 public schools, 13 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Fort Smith. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Fort Smith, AR schools is 27%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Fort Smith, AR, an average of 76.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 74.4% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Moffett, OK14077%56%
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      Pocola, OK4,04571%44%
      Spiro, OK2,74070%43%
      Fort Smith, AR87,71227%46%

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      Asheville, NC87,53154%9%
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      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.