Arnold Elementary School

Summary:

Arnold Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Jonesboro, Georgia, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 439. The school is part of the Clayton County School District, which is ranked 170 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Despite the challenges faced by the district and the high percentage of economically disadvantaged students, Arnold Elementary School has maintained a relatively strong academic performance, consistently ranking in the top half of Georgia elementary schools. In the 2022-2023 school year, Arnold Elementary had significantly higher proficiency rates compared to the district and state in English Language Arts (ELA) for 4th and 5th grades, as well as in Mathematics for 3rd and 4th grades. For example, in 5th grade ELA, Arnold Elementary had a 54.8% proficiency rate, compared to 22.9% for the district and 41.6% for the state. Additionally, the school has a more diverse student population compared to many of the nearby schools, such as Pointe South Elementary School, Callaway Elementary School, and Tara Elementary School, with a higher percentage of Hispanic and Asian students.

The high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Arnold Elementary School, as well as the nearby schools, indicates that the community faces significant socioeconomic challenges. However, the school's consistent academic performance suggests that it may have effective teaching practices, curriculum, and support systems in place to help students succeed. This underscores the importance of providing additional resources, support, and targeted interventions to address the needs of economically disadvantaged students and ensure equitable educational opportunities across the Clayton County School District.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 216 Stockbridge Rd
       Jonesboro, GA  30236


(770) 473-2800

District: Clayton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
500th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,587 Help


Students who attend Arnold Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    M. D. Roberts Middle School
High:    Jonesboro High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  439

Racial breakdown:

African American:
64.7%
Hispanic:
19.1%
Two or more races:
5.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Arnold Elementary School ranks better than 59.8% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 2nd among 36 ranked elementary schools in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (64.7%), Hispanic (19.1%), two or more races (5.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arnold Elementary School is 13.7, which is the 11th best among 36 elementary schools in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arnold Elementary School is $8,587, which is the 19th highest among 36 elementary schools in the Clayton County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Arnold Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Clayton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Clayton County 170th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Arnold Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 75.71 249th 1101 77.4%
2007 70.39 342nd 1125 69.6%
2008 65.52 405th 1134 64.3%
2009 63.46 442nd 1133 61.0%
2010 68.22 408th 1183 65.5%
2011 69.27 411th 1212 66.1%
2012 67.82 427th 1201 64.4%
2013 63.10 523rd 1225 57.3%
2014 59.64 590th 1231 52.1%
2015 61.16 409th 1240 67.0%
2016 60.58 432nd 1233 65.0%
2017 53.16 505th 1205 58.1%
2018 60.19 431st 1209 64.4%
2019 50.87 570th 1234 53.8%
2021 22.99 910th 1214 25.0%
2022 44.28 642nd 1244 48.4%
2023 55.87 500th 1242 59.7%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Arnold Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 473 473
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 443 443
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 473 473
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 483 483
1994 368 112 8 3 1 n/a n/a 0 492
1995 360 132 4 1 1 n/a n/a 0 498
1996 360 132 4 1 1 n/a n/a 0 498
1997 355 151 9 2 1 n/a n/a 0 518
1998 312 176 12 3 1 n/a n/a 0 504
1999 291 181 11 7 1 n/a n/a 0 491
2000 274 209 9 9 1 n/a n/a 0 502
2001 262 200 10 8 2 n/a n/a 0 482
2002 210 238 14 16 0 n/a n/a 0 478
2003 210 238 14 16 0 n/a n/a 0 478
2004 198 277 19 13 1 n/a n/a 0 508
2005 162 281 21 19 1 n/a n/a 22 506
2006 151 294 21 28 0 n/a n/a 16 510
2007 120 332 24 24 0 n/a n/a 20 520
2008 117 336 22 22 0 n/a n/a 31 528
2009 91 308 25 21 0 n/a n/a 25 470
2010 74 335 24 28 1 0 26 0 488
2011 60 333 26 42 0 0 25 0 486
2012 54 307 32 37 0 0 30 0 460
2013 71 307 30 50 0 0 31 0 489
2014 62 330 34 73 0 0 19 0 518
2015 54 367 32 80 0 0 25 0 558
2016 51 341 35 81 0 0 21 0 529
2017 41 364 28 81 1 0 26 0 541
2018 41 376 21 104 1 0 30 0 573
2019 46 366 27 102 1 0 31 0 573
2020 29 333 26 86 3 1 35 0 513
2021 20 308 23 71 2 1 35 0 460
2022 22 305 26 77 2 1 33 0 466
2023 19 284 24 84 2 1 25 0 439

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Arnold Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 473 30.0 15.7 10.1
1991 443 30.0 14.7 17.2
1992 473 28.0 16.8 18.2
1993 483 25.0 19.3 19.5
1994 492 30.1 16.3 22
1995 498 31.0 16.1 26.9
1996 498 31.0 16.1 26.9
1997 518 30.5 17.0 35.5
1998 504 32.5 15.5 37.5
1999 491 33.5 14.7 35.8
2000 502 32.0 15.7 33.5
2001 482 30.0 16.1 31.7
2002 478 31.4 15.2 32.4
2003 478 31.4 15.2 32.4
2004 508 31.9 15.9 42.5
2005 506 37.1 13.6 46.1
2006 510 33.2 15.4 52.8
2007 520 32.8 15.9 52.2
2008 528 35.5 14.9 52.5
2009 470 37.0 12.7 56.4
2010 488 34.0 14.3 55.9
2011 486 30.5 15.9 62.6
2012 460 30.5 15.0 68.3
2013 489 28.9 16.9 72.2
2014 518 30.4 17.0 99.4
2015 558 32.0 17.4 95.5
2016 529 32.0 16.5 99.4
2017 541 33.5 16.1 99.4
2018 573 36.5 15.6 99.5
2019 573 33.0 17.3 92.8
2020 513 30.0 17.1 93
2021 460 33.0 13.9 93
2022 466 29.0 16.0 n/a
2023 439 32.0 13.7 90.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Arnold Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 473 30.0 15.7 10.1
1991 443 30.0 14.7 17.2
1992 473 28.0 16.8 18.2
1993 483 25.0 19.3 19.5
1994 492 30.1 16.3 22
1995 498 31.0 16.1 26.9
1996 498 31.0 16.1 26.9
1997 518 30.5 17.0 35.5
1998 504 32.5 15.5 37.5
1999 491 33.5 14.7 35.8
2000 502 32.0 15.7 33.5
2001 482 30.0 16.1 31.7
2002 478 31.4 15.2 32.4
2003 478 31.4 15.2 32.4
2004 508 31.9 15.9 42.5
2005 506 37.1 13.6 46.1
2006 510 33.2 15.4 52.8
2007 520 32.8 15.9 52.2
2008 528 35.5 14.9 52.5
2009 470 37.0 12.7 56.4
2010 488 34.0 14.3 55.9
2011 486 30.5 15.9 62.6
2012 460 30.5 15.0 68.3
2013 489 28.9 16.9 72.2
2014 518 30.4 17.0 99.4
2015 558 32.0 17.4 95.5
2016 529 32.0 16.5 99.4
2017 541 33.5 16.1 99.4
2018 573 36.5 15.6 99.5
2019 573 33.0 17.3 92.8
2020 513 30.0 17.1 93
2021 460 33.0 13.9 93
2022 466 29.0 16.0 n/a
2023 439 32.0 13.7 90.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Arnold Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $557 (6.1%) $8,616 (93.9%) $9,174
2018 $571 (6.0%) $8,964 (94.0%) $9,535
2019 $508 (5.9%) $8,079 (94.1%) $8,587

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Arnold Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 570th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 500th of 1242 Elementary schools
 5.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Arnold Elementary School)30.124.1
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)26.918.1
 8.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Arnold Elementary School)54.844.3
 10.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)35.923.7
 12.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Arnold Elementary School)41.133.3
 7.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)26.518.2
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Arnold Elementary School)52.258
 5.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)29.223.4
 5.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Arnold Elementary School)40.954.8
 13.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)30.422.9
 7.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Arnold Elementary School)41.735.7
 6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)23.215.6
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Arnold Elementary School)43.939.3
 4.6%
   5th Grade Science (Clayton County)26.517.1
 9.4%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students573439
 23.4%
African American366284
 22.4%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian2724
 11.1%
Hispanic10284
 17.6%
Pacific Islander01
White4619
 58.7%
Two or More Races3125
 19.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients92.8%90.4%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Arnold Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 439 students attended Arnold Elementary School.

Students at Arnold Elementary School are 65% African American, 19% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 4% White.

Students who attend Arnold Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : M. D. Roberts Middle School
High : Jonesboro High School

Arnold Elementary School ranks 500th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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