School Details

Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School

618 North College St, Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 425-1241

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-2 & ungraded 641 students 16 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mountain Home. 641 students go to Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 59% of the 641 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School is 16:1. Guy Berry Intermediate School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 92%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I feel my child was labelled early in first grade - for no apparent reason. There were no behavior problems before this and none in her church group presently. Her teacher repeatly tells me that my child is deficient in subjects but when she does the work at home there is no problem. Only answer I get is that "there are 23 other students in (her) class." I get nowhere in meetings speaking to other teachers etc because they very obviously "circle the wagons" so to speak. Even when my child came home very ill with a high temp the blame was put on her and not the teacher. The teacher's job is to take of the students and teach them. Neither of these conditions are being met in our case.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our son loved the three years he spent at Nelson Wilks Herron. Made all A's and two B's in the three years he was a student here. His teachers were some of the nicest and hard working people. They were always willing to help in any way they could. He moves on next school term to 4th grade and we know from word of mouth that we can expect the same from his next group of teachers..

  • (7 years ago)

    We love this school! My step-daughter has ADD/ADHD. When she moved in with us last August she could barely read and couldn't do much math. By the end of the year she was on track! They have done a wonderful job with her. We were afraid that she would fail but she has done great. Her teacher was really patient with her and with us. We were thrilled! Now she can go to second grade with confidence!

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