Paragould school information

IndexParagouldArkansasNational
Average Test Scores24%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools1086079,221
Total private schools216524,874
Total post-secondary schools1987,963
The Paragould, AR educational system consists of 10 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Paragould public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 13% lower than than the Arkansas average and 51% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Paragould public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Arkansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 74.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 73.5% have completed high school, 17.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Paragould are 51% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Paragould.
  • 74.5% of people in Paragould have completed 8th grade.
  • 73.5% of people in Paragould have completed high school.
  • 17.6% of people in Paragould have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Paragould

IndexParagouldArkansasNational
Completed 8th grade74.5%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school73.5%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college45.2%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.9%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.6%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters6.7%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%0.9%1.3%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Monette, AR1,75242%15%
Brookland, AR2,71732%34%
Leachville, AR1,86230%40%
Jonesboro, AR72,63829%40%
Cardwell, MO70827%46%
Paragould, AR27,52124%51%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Allen Park, MI27,51944%10%
Bergenfield, NJ27,51350%1%
Westport, CT27,51179%60%
Seguin, TX27,54362%25%
Mason City, IA27,54673%48%
Paragould, AR27,52124%51%
Source: The Paragould, 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.