PROFICIENCY 22% 21% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages

Shirley High School is a school servicing grades 7 to 12 and is located in the district of "SHIRLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT" in Shirley, AR. There are a total of 201 students and 20 teachers at Shirley High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 10 to 1. There are a total of 127 free lunch students and 35 reduced lunch students.

Shirley High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 22.0%, which is 21% lower than the Arkansas average.


Student/Teacher ratio10:1
Free lunch127
Reduced lunch35


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment16
Taking some courses16
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses<=2
Passing no courses17

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 Shirley High School, there are a total of 16 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 16 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

7<= 20%
High School20-24%

Proficiency in languages by grade

7<= 20%
8<= 20%
High School30-34%

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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Shirley High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 94.1% 94.6% 64.2% 51.1%
African American 2.0% 0.9% 19.7% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.5% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.0% 1.9% 11.3% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.0% 1.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.0% 0.5% 1.9% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Shirley Elementary School27%0.1Shirley, AR
Clinton Jr High School37%9.6Clinton, AR
Clinton High School20%9.7Clinton, AR
Cowsert Elementary School57%9.7Clinton, AR
Clinton Intermediate School42%9.8Clinton, AR
West Side Elementary School20%9.9Greers Ferry, AR
West Side High School25%9.9Greers Ferry, AR

Shirley demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1535591
Median age44.537.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)68%58%55%
Speak English99%93%79%
Speak Spanish0%5%13%

Education level achieved in Shirley

Completed 8th grade86.3%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school85.9%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college33.3%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree16.1%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors11.4%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters2.0%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.8%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%0.9%1.3%
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Source: The Shirley High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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