The Office of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas has recognized the North Little Rock Middle School - Sixth Grade Campus and the North Little Rock Center of Excellence with the “Beating the Odds” award.  This distinction highlights schools from across the state that have demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire while serving students from low-income communities. 

The Sixth Grade Campus ranked third in the state’s central region for growth in math on the ACT Aspire.  

The North Little Rock Center of Excellence ranked in the top 10 high schools in the state for overall growth on the ACT Aspire.  In addition, the COE ranked fourth in math in the central region and third in English Language Arts in the central region.

The Office for Education Policy is one of several research centers within the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas.  The office provides data for state leaders, educators, and other stakeholders to make meaningful decisions as it relates to education.  These awards are based on the 2022 content growth score calculated by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2021 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement. 

Click here to read the full “Beating the Odds” report in its entirety.