"IB – Magnet Schs Texarkana Jonesboro Comparison"
District Report Card Jonesboro and Texarkana 2005
(2006 Report Cards won't be out until March ADE says)
Texarkana is one of the models that Jonesboro looked at for their magnet schools.
Texarkana has one International Baccalaureate magnet school  College Hill
and has magnet schools from kindergarten through high school.
Per pupil spending is $7,348 average in state: $7,293 in Jonesboro, and $7443 in Texarkana
Texarkana spends just a little more per student than Jonesboro





Performance Indicators 
Texarkana 
Jonesboro 

State 

% 
% 

% 





Graduation Rate 
80 
85.7 
+5.7 
81.3 





College Remediation Rate 
57.1 
45.8 
+11.3 
51.6 





Grade Inflation Rate 
35.4 
26.5 
+26.5 
30.3 





Number taking AP courses 
179  21% passing test 
271 41% passing test 
+101 taking test and +20% passing test 
N/A 
Jonesboro is only slightly larger than Tex 
Both are above 
4,000 and lower 
than 5,000 

# scoring 3,4,or 5 on AP courses 
37 
112 
+75 
N/A 





ACT Score 
19.5 
21.3 
+.8 
20.5 
Can't tell what ACT this score means with 
out knowing how 
many students in 
each school take it. 


% Proficient & Above 



Literacy (End of Course) 11th grade  This test covers all 11th graders & will be about half exit exam. 
31 
65 
+ 34 for Jonesboro 
47 

% Proficient & Above 
% Proficient & Above 







Grade Three Literacy 
43 
58 
+ 15 
51 
Grade Three Math 
52 
69 
+17 
59 





Grade Four Literacy 
49 
55 
+6 
52 
Grade Four Math 
48 
54 
+6 
51 





Grade Five Literacy 
26 
53 
+27 
48 
Grade Five Math 
27 
52 
+25 
41 





Grade Six Literacy 
32 
56 
+24 
57 
Grade Six Math 
38 
48 
+10 
44 





Grade Seven Literacy 
32 
47 
+15 
51 
Grade Seven Mathematics 
28 
38 
+10 
43 





Grade Eight Literacy 
44 
59 
+15 
58 
Grade Eight Mathematics 
22 
35 
+13 
34 





End of Course Algebra I 
35 
63 
+28 
61 





End of Course Geometry 
33 
53 
+20 
55 





Norm Referenced Test grade (ITBS)

Texarkana 
Jonesboro 

State 




National Percentile Rank 
Grade 3 Reading Comprehension 
52 
64 
+ 12 for Jonesboro 
62 
Grade 3 Math Concepts & Estimation 
53 
66 
+ 13 for Jonesboro 
61 
Grade 3 Math Problem Solving & Data 
48 
64 
+ 16 for Jonesboro 
60 





Grade 4 Reading Comprehension 
52 
62 
+ 10 for Jonesboro 
62 
Grade 4 Math Concepts & Estimation 
64 
69 
+ 5 for Jonesboro 
68 
Grade 4 Math Problem Solving & Data 
54 
65 
+ 11 for Jonesboro 
63 





Grade 5 Reading Comprehension 
42 
64 
+ 22 for Jonesboro 
59 
Grade 5 Math Concepts & Estimation 
46 
70 
+24 for Jonesboro 
62 
Grade 5 Math Problem Solving & Data 
44 
61 
+ 17 for Jonesboro 
60 





Grade 6 Reading Comprehension 
36 
55 
+ 19 for Jonesboro 
54 
Grade 6 Math Concepts & Estimation 
41 
55 
+ 14 for Jonesboro 
54 
Grade 6 Math Problem Solving & Data 
42 
58 
+ 16 for Jonesboro 
55 





Grade 7 Reading Comprehension 
36 
51 
+ 15 for Jonesboro 
52 
Grade 7 Math Concepts & Estimation 
36 
55 
+ 19 for Jonesboro 
55 
Grade 7 Math Problem Solving & Data 
39 
52 
+ 13 for Jonesboro 
54 





Grade 8 Reading Comprehension 
38 
54 
+ 18 for Jonesboro 
53 
Grade 8 Math Concept & Estimation 
39 
56 
+ 17 for Jonesboro 
54 
Grade 8 Math Problem Solving & Data 
40 
49 
+ 9 for Jonesboro 
49 





Grade 9 Reading Comprehension 
40 
56 
+ 16 for Jonesboro 
52 
Grade 9 Math Concepts & Problem Solving 
42 
59 
+ 17 for Jonesboro 
55 
Benchmark Scores for the Five Magnet Schools in Texarkana Compared to Each Other & To State
Note the difference in number of high percentage of poverty (number on free and reduced lunch) and the percentage of minority in some schools. Now Note the makeup of the districts.
College Hill has 33% minorities and Vera Kilpatrick has 65% minorities (Has 87% poverty)
Edward D. Trice has 57% poverty (on free and reduced lunch) and and College Hill has 87% poverty (on free and reduced lunch. ) (Trice has 42% minority)
Trice has highest scores  no doubt)
Looks like Fairview has lowest scores.
Trice is Visual and Performing ARTs Trice has 57% poverty and 42% minority (Highest scores on almost everything)
College Hill is International Baccalaureate College Hill has 33% minorities and 87% poverty
Union is Communications and Technology Union has 66% poverty and 60% minority
Vera Kilpatrick is Mathematics, Science and Wellness Vera Kilpatrick has 72% poverty and 65% minorities
Fairview is Aerospace and Environmental Studies Fairview has 78% poverty and 52% minorities –
http://www.arkansased.org/research/excel/itbs_06.xls 2006 Composite scores for Texarkana and Jonesboro but not in a form that you can print off yet. They don't have composite scores for the individual schools on the web but do for most schools.
Texarkana Jonesboro
3rd 42 63
4th 51 61
5th 40 58
6th 35 52
7th 33 51
8th 31 50
9th 33 56
Texarkana 
3rd % Prof & above Literacy 
3rd Math Prof & above 
4th Literarcy % Prof & Above 
4th Math % Pro & above 
5th Literarcy % Prof. & above 
5th Math % Prof. & above 
(IB) College Hills 
45 
50 
41 
30 
No 5th grade 
N/A 







Edward D. Trice 
60 
68 
55 
68 
No 5th grade 
N/A 







Vera Kilpatrick 
34 
46 
51 
52 
No 5th grade 
N/A 







Union Elem 
40 
40 
46 
41 
No 5th grade 
N/A 
Fairview Magnet 
29 
40 
43 
22 
No 5th grade 








State 
51 
59 
52 
51 
No 5th grade 
N/A 
Graduation and enrollment rate is not going up but down in last three years since it has been a magnet school (except for the one year (20052006) where it has to be wrong unless they attracted a bunch of new students in 10th grade and immediately lost them the next year which is not likely. So their themes are evidently not holding the student's interest. See below.
20062007 Enrollment by District and Grade  Texarkana
76% of students make it from 9th grade to 12th grade
G R A D E S 



















4605000 
Texarkana School District 
387 
362 
390 
373 
352 
325 
324 
309 
334 
356 
322 
331 
273 
0 
59 
4,497 
20052006 Enrollment by District and Grade  Texarkana
97% made it from 9th grade to twelfth grade. (Something wrong with these figures  more students in 10th grade than 9th)
4605000 
Texarkana School District 
376 
405 
363 
367 
351 
330 
313 
359 
356 
331 
377 
317 
322 
0 
66 
4,633 
20042005 Enrollment by District and Grade  Texarkana
74% made it from 9th grade to twelfth grade
4605000 
Texarkana School District 
370 
345 
356 
342 
333 
322 
340 
339 
306 
369 
315 
324 
276 
0 
55 
4,392 
20032004 Enrollment by District and Grade  Texarkana
89% made it from 9th grade to twelfth grade
4605026 
ARKANSAS HIGH SCHOOL 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
323 
345 
291 
286 
0 
8 
1,253 
20022003 Enrollment by District and Grade  Texarkana
86% made it from 9th grade to 12th grade
4605000 
TEXARKANA SCHOOL DISTRICT 
357 
377 
355 
338 
371 
378 
321 
365 
360 
369 
332 
307 
317 
0 
45 
4,592 
20012002 Enrollment by District and Grade  Texarkana
82% made it from 9th grade to 12th grade
4605000 
Texarkana School District 
362 
368 
344 
377 
385 
354 
378 
373 
354 
347 
317 
346 
285 
0 
45 
4,635 