School Details

Asbell Elementary School

1500 North Sang Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 444-3080
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 455 students 15 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

81%
85%
79%
87%
89%
86%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fayetteville School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
89%
85%
61%
85%
82%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fayetteville School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
87%
84%
64%
80%
70%
60%
77%
61%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fayetteville School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Asbell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fayetteville. 455 children attend Asbell Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 79% of the 455 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Asbell Elementary School is 15:1. Leverett Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 43% 74%
Hispanic 21% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The new principle that came to the school this year has really changed the culture of the school for the worse in my opinion. First off she's not good with communicating to parents. Kids and teachers have told me they don't like her strict attitude. I rarely see her in the hallways during conferences. She cancelled a couple of afterschool events that have traditionally taken place there. If you knew Mrs. Greene (the previous principle) this new principle is the complete opposite in terms of attitude openness friendliness and leadership.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son started Kindergarten at Asbell just last month and we are so impressed! His teacher is caring has good classroom skills and communicates great. The morning assembly is a positive way to start the day and makes my son want to get up and get to school. We are extremely pleased with our school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Asbell was truly the school with a heart until admin changed. The principal many see as strong is really a bit of a bulley in my opinion. Ask the teachers who've left the building if you want to know the true story. The teachers who've stayed....wonderful!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 4 kids at Asbell. Principal Greene is an excellent Principal. My kids have wonderful caring teachers. We are zoned for another school in Fayetteville but we transferred to Asbell because it's truly the school with a heart. It's definitely the best kept secret in Fayetteville. Asbell is awesome!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very pleased with thsi school. I have 2 children in Asbell and plan on staying there. The teachers and office staff really care for the kids. I trust them to make the best decsions for my children as they treat them as they would their own.My son attended part of Kindergaten at Washington Elementary and anytime I asked the staff for any sort of assitance there they acted as if it was a giant chore. So the staff at Asbell has been a plesant upgrade. I also appriciate the fact that Asbell is both racially and economically diverse. Not all wealthy and white. The cons to this school would be parent involement and standardized test scores. As far as parents invovlement-we are very much a working class school - so that may be a factor. I do hope test scores improve to reflect the great effort of this incredible staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    Asbell is a wonderful school. The staff is among the best in town. The quality of education is great. The staff does a great job with providing an appropriate curriculum for its students. They go far above and beyond. I love the warm inviting feeling I receive when I walk through the door. I feel that my children are safe 100% of the time. The dismissal process for car riders and bus riders is thorough and safe. I can tell that the staff there is dedicated to a safe environment. I can also tell that my children are well loved by the teachers staff and principal. I thank you Asbell for being top notch.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very happy with this school. My son started Kindergarten here just last month and I was so surprised at the amount of teacher involvement amount of resources and how much the teachers work with the parents. I couldn't believe that the Kindergarten classroom had 6 computers in it! That is excellent since these days kids really need to learn computers early in life as everything is on the computer. I was also so happy with the fact that my son has Art once a week Music class once a week (and will learn to play keyboards and other instruments even this year!) PE twice a week and Library once a week (each of these are one hour per day). I really love this school! Miss Hays is the best

  • (9 years ago)

    When my daughter started at Asbell I thought it was a great school. Well my opinion has been severely altered. Her teacher is great. But that is where the good stops. The principal is concerned about nothing but money. She is rude and only acts like she cares for the kids when she knows you are there. When my daughter gets hit or pushed and tells the teacher instead of hitting back she gets in trouble for 'being a tattle-tale.' As far as security...I am afraid every day that they are going to lose my child. I thank God that she is smart enough to be able to know what to do herself because the staff surely aren't any help. They say that they want parent involvment and then they turn you away. My daughter will not be at this school next year even if I have to homeschool her!

  • (9 years ago)

    I now have 2 of my children in my in Asbell. I appreciate the kindness & unity. I only had a problem one time and I e-mailed my daughters teacher about the problem with the sub-teacher & today... my daughter had a sub-teacher but it wasn't the teacher I had a problem with. I thank the principale for listening & caring. It's all about the children. Thank you.

  • (9 years ago)

    my son attended kindergarden at this school and was lost within only a few weeks. it took the schools 45 min. to even notify me they did not know where he was or how long he had been gone. i found my son on the on ramp to I540. with no help from the school. we have had nothing but problems with the staff they seem to have forgotten these are children. not just numbers in the system. Be careful to all who attend this school for far more reasons than i am permitted to tell of here.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daugther went to Asbell in K and first grade and I was very happy with the school.....The teachers are Great!!!!! PTA is GREAT!! I was a member of the PTA and I was surpised to see what we accomplished with so few members. more parents & teachers need to join!!! We moved to a new town so we had to change schools I am going to miss Asbell it is a great school!!!!!!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have twin boys in first grade at Asbell and one is a special needs child. I have never had better care and understanding than I have at Asbell! The diversity is perfect and the teachers and staff are amazing. I am humbled and grateful for all they have done for my boys.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child attends Asbell I have not been very impressed with the communication between his current teacher and myself. Also when there were concerns about my child I was not informed until punishment was involved. I did not have a good experience with the principal or the teacher. Of course I believe that each teacher is different and maybe this was an isolated incident??? However my child will not attend this school next year.

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