Little Rock school information

IndexLittle RockArkansasNational
Average Test Scores26%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools6486079,221
Total private schools2816524,874
Total post-secondary schools16987,963
The Little Rock, AR educational system consists of 64 public schools, 28 private schools and 16 post-secondary schools. Little Rock public schools have average test scores of 26% which is 6% lower than than the Arkansas average and 46% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Little Rock public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Arkansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.6% have completed high school, 38.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.1% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Little Rock are 46% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 64 public schools in Little Rock.
  • 88.3% of people in Little Rock have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.6% of people in Little Rock have completed high school.
  • 38.9% of people in Little Rock have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Little Rock

IndexLittle RockArkansasNational
Completed 8th grade88.3%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school87.6%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college67.3%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree44.2%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors38.9%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters15.4%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.1%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.5%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Little Rock (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cammack Village, AR96952%6%
Bryant, AR19,52941%17%
Shannon Hills, AR3,61436%28%
Maumelle, AR17,79531%36%
East End, AR7,14831%37%
Little Rock, AR197,64026%46%

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Amarillo, TX197,57075%53%
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Shreveport, LA198,57152%6%
Little Rock, AR197,64026%46%
Source: The Little Rock, 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.