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339 South Ashlar
West Helena, AR 72390-3401
p. 870-572-3422

West Side Elementary School
in West Helena, AR

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students


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District & State Agencies

School District:
Helena/ W.Helena School Dist.
State Agency:
Arkansas Department Of Education

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered1st Grade – 6th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs30.0
Surrounding communityTown, Remote Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 35 miles from an urbanized area.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near West Helena, AR 72390-3401
Total Population10,595 (8,598 urban / 1,997 rural)
Households3,874 (2.73 people per house)
Median Household Income$21,987
Families2,702 (3.35 people per family)
Pop. — African American6,620
Pop. — Asian39
Pop. — Pacific Islander8
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native48
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)3,893
Pop. — Other50

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 482 99%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 482 99%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     11%
English Language Learners     0%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A73%
HispanicN/A100%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A71%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A66%
White Non-HispanicN/A70%
All Students<55%74%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 141 88.47%
GED Recipients     9.88%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at West Side Elementary School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic472>97%22%
Hispanic1<N/A8%
Asian / Pacific Islander1<N/A1%
American Indian / Alaskan Native1N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic10<2%67%
 
Prekindergarten 38 1 39
1st Grade 91 4 95
2nd Grade 73 2 75
3rd Grade 79 1 2 82
4th Grade 89 1 1 91
5th Grade 56 1 57
6th Grade 46 46
Total 472 1 1 1 10 485

Helena/ W.Helena School Dist. – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for West Side Elementary School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides86.0>32%21%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors9.0>3%2%
Library / Media Specialist5.0<2%3%
Library / Media Support4.0>2%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)4.0<2%2%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)2.0<1%2%
Guidance Staff Total6.0<2%4%
District Admins12.0>5%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt18.0>7%6%
School Admins14.0>5%5%
School Admin/Sppt18.0>7%6%
Other Support65.0<24%39%
  FTEs % of District % of State
PrekindergartenN/A2%
Kindergarten14.0<7%9%
Elementary112.0>55%43%
Secondary67.0<33%40%
Ungraded9.0<4%7%

Helena/ W.Helena School Dist. Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools  $69
Payments to Charter Schools   
Textbooks$441,000>$151$82
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$9,591,000<$3,284$4,552
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $1,537
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $1,537
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$9,125,000<$3,125$4,908
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $11
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year  $38
Assets
 Sinking Fund  $100
 Bond Fund  $1,134
 Other Funds$8,522,000>$2,918$1,969
Total Revenues$30,934,000>$10,593$9,056
Total Expenses$31,339,000>$10,732$9,225

Helena/ W.Helena School Dist. Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$6,929,000$4,040,896
Special Education Programs$931,000$620,444
Vocational Education Programs$679,000$329,733
Other Education Programs$951,000$534,955
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$11,072,000$2,949,000$5,868,511$1,521,806
Support Services
 Pupils$706,000$169,000$456,360$112,309
 Instructional Staff$1,710,000$420,000$589,127$139,135
 General Administration$443,000$92,000$209,547$59,808
 School Administration$1,211,000$316,000$617,555$153,698
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,090,000$259,000$456,103$126,565
 Student Transportation$60,000$15,000$283,359$73,876
 Business / Central / Other$429,000$113,000$186,220$54,279
Food Services$714,000$182,000$301,879$87,198
Total$17,435,000$4,515,000$8,895,734$2,308,205

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Helena/ W.Helena School Dist..
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Pupils$1,120,483>$383$334
  Instructional Staff$2,777,826>$951$484
  General Administration$695,469<$238$268
  School Administration$1,586,106>$543$429
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$2,867,486>$982$819
  Student Transportation$1,084,042>$371$312
  Business / Central / Other$702,588>$240$165
  Non-Specified   
  Total$10,834,000>$3,710$2,807
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$1,917,000>$656$436
  Enterprise Operations  $43
  Other   
  Total$1,917,000>$656$438
 Instruction$16,017,000>$5,485$4,845
 Total$28,768,000>$9,852$8,083
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$4,000<$1$39
 Adult Education  $130
 Other  $16
 Total$4,000<$1$71
Capital Outlay
 Construction$870,000<$297$586
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $357
 Instructional Equipment$225,000>$77$55
 Other Equipment$143,000<$48$140
 Non-Specified Equipment   
 Total$1,238,000<$423$889
Payments to State Govt's$99,000>$33$20
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$855,000>$292$44
Debt Interest$375,000<$128$193
Total$31,339,000>$10,732$9,225

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Helena/ W.Helena School Dist..
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$1,997,000>$683$273
  Children with Disabilities Idea$847,000>$290$205
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality  $17
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$30,000>$10$8
  Title V, Part A$5,000<$1$2
  Vocational and Tech Education$98,000>$33$18
  Bilingual Education  $15
  Child Nutrition Act$1,590,000>$544$282
  Other$1,303,000>$446$219
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $107
  Indian Education  $35
  Other$355,000>$121$69
 Non-Specified$1,303,000>$446$219
 Total$6,225,000>$2,131$1,046
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$15,103,000>$5,172$4,366
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs$4,099,000>$1,403$436
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$406,000<$139$142
 Bilingual Education Programs  $8
 Gifted and Talented Programs  $1
 Vocational Education Programs$17,000<$5$36
 School Lunch Programs$14,000<$4$6
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$357,000>$122$87
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$1,000 $330
 Non-Specified   
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits$271,000>$92$77
  Not Employee Benefits$444,000>$152$127
 Total$20,712,000>$7,093$5,477
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$949,000<$325$552
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes  $23
 From Other School Systems  $44
 From Cities and Counties$46,000<$15$21
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents  $40
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $2
 School Lunch$78,000<$26$117
 Textbook Sales and Rentals  $2
 District Activity Receipts$120,000<$41$189
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $16
 Interest Earnings$264,000<$90$116
 Miscellaneous$69,000<$23$95
 Total$3,997,000<$1,368$2,538
Total$30,934,000>$10,593$9,056

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