Beard Elementary School

1600 Cavanaugh Rd, Fort Smith, AR 72908 | (479) 646-0834
  • Grades: KG-6
  • Student Enrollment: 294
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4 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1600 Cavanaugh Road, Fort Smith, AR 72908
  • Principal or Admin: Ms. Mary J. Bellah
  • Fax: (479) 648-8262
  • Website:
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Fort Smith School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,418
  • Graduation Rate: 87.3%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.6%
  • Students Per Teacher: 15.2
  • Enrolled Students: 14,010

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 294
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 23.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 11.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 155 (52.7%)
  • Females: 139 (47.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 34 (11.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 141 (48.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 175 (59.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Beard Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian93.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Beard Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade4615.6%
2nd Grade4615.6%
3rd Grade3411.6%
4th Grade4415.0%
5th Grade4013.6%
6th Grade4113.9%
Source: AR Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 4

4 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
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6 reviews for Beard Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 02, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I did NOT give this school any apples either. What kind of blog is this?
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 02, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This used to be a much better school. The new principal is not 'special needs' friendly. Too quick to file a FINS (for red eyes and being tired) to calling the police and having kids taken away in handcuffs in front of their peers.
    Very cold and angry person.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on January 23, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I DID NOT give five apples to this school!! They show up even if you click less than half the apple for a zero rating.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 04, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I did NOT give the school the 5 apples that showed up. DO NOT SEND THEM TO FORT SMITH SCHOOLS IF THEY ARE DISABLED.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 04, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Do not send your child to this school if they are autistic or behavior problem. They will call the police and file felony charges on your disabled child.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 20, 2009
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Oh my goodness, I started my first day of 2nd grade at this school, and I had to transfer to Cook Elementary, because they only had one 2nd grade class and it was full. XP

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