PROFICIENCY 48% 70% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
32%Fort Smith

L. A. Chaffin Jr. High School is a school servicing grades 7 to 9 and is located in the district of "FORT SMITH SCHOOL DISTRICT" in Fort Smith, AR. There are a total of 890 students and 55 teachers at L. A. Chaffin Jr. High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 307 free lunch students and 100 reduced lunch students.

L. A. Chaffin Jr. High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 47.5%, which is 70% higher than the Arkansas average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch307
Reduced lunch100


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At L. A. Chaffin Jr. High School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School50%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School60-64%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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L. A. Chaffin Jr. High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 62.7% 43.2% 64.2% 51.1%
African American 6.3% 11.4% 19.7% 15.9%
Asian 8.0% 6.1% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 14.9% 31.5% 11.3% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.8% 1.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4%
Multiracial 7.0% 6.2% 1.9% 3.1%

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Sunnymede Elementary School22%3.8Fort Smith, AR
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Carnall Elementary School22%4.0Fort Smith, AR
Fairview Elementary School38%4.1Fort Smith, AR

Fort Smith demographics profile

StatisticFort SmithArkansasNational
Population density (sq mi)4635591
Median age40.637.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%58%55%
Speak English91%93%79%
Speak Spanish5%5%13%

Education level achieved in Fort Smith

IndexFort SmithArkansasNational
Completed 8th grade78.4%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school76.5%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college42.3%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree14.8%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors5.6%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters1.1%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%0.9%1.3%
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