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 | 8 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: www.fortsmithschools.org
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%
Black175.8%
Asian93.1%
Hispanic258.5%
White20670.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Beard Elementary School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten4314.6%
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

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Overall Rating: 4

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4 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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8 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?
    HORRIBLE PRINCIPAL, HORRIBLE DISTRICT.
  • 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 Community Member on January 23, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am from another state; however, I am horrifed to learn how this school treats children with autism. We were going to relocate two businesses to this area, but now we will not. We will not subject our children to this school district.
  • 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 Parent/Guardian on February 06, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Oh my goodness...You are wrong. There are 2 second grade classes!
  • 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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