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Harrison Schools Receives State School Report Cards


Posted Date: 11/11/2022

Harrison Schools Receives State School Report Cards

Each year, the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) publishes a school report card for each public school in the state, making information available to schools, parents, and the local community. The report card evaluates information including achievement, growth, teacher qualification, school environment, and more. This year marks the first time in three years that schools have received letter grades. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, statewide assessments were not administered in 2020, and accountability reports were not released. Assessments were given in 2021, and accountability reports, including ESSA School Index Scores, were released; however, the Arkansas Legislature granted a pause on issuing letter grades for 2020 and 2021 because of pandemic disruptions on student learning, which has negatively affected educational trends nationwide.  School ratings of “A” and “B” have dropped sharply, while ratings of “C”, “D”, and “F” have increased across the state. (see graph below)

Arkansas State A-F School Report Card Distribution Chart
Source:  dese.ade.arkansas.gov

At Harrison Public Schools, we are celebrating the hard work of our staff and students today as we proudly announce the following scores:

Harrison High School – B

Skyline Heights Elementary – B

Forest Heights Elementary – B

Harrison Kindergarten – B

Special recognition to Harrison Middle School for receiving a letter grade of A
HMS is currently in the top 4.8% statewide and is currently ranked #8 of middle schools across the state.

 

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