Sutton Elementary School
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Learning Community Assessment
by Juli Hough

Fort Smith, Arkansas

  • 2nd largest city in Arkansas
  • located on the Arkansas River
  • Population - 86,209 (2010)
  • Home to: Arkansas Best Corporation, Rheem Air Conditioning, Baldor Electric, OK Foods, Cox Communications, Gerber, Weyerhauser, Planters, 188th Fighter Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard
  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith, John Brown University, Webster University
  • Diversity:
  1. White - 69.3%
  2. Hispanic or Latino - 16.5%
  3. African American - 9.0%
  4. Asian - 5.3%
  • Persons age 25+ with a Bachelor's degree or higher - 20.7%

Sutton Elementary School

  • Pre K - 6th Grades
  • Enrollment: 538 students
  • Free/Reduced Lunch - 94%
  • Diversity:
  1. Latino - 53.1%
  2. African American - 14.9%
  3. White - 13.3%
  4. Asian - 13.3%

Fort Smith Public Schools

  • Enrollment - 14,818
  • 19 Neighborhood Elementary Schools
  • 4 Junior High Schools
  • 2 Senior High Schools
  • 1 Alternative Learning Center
  • 1 Adult Education Center

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