This section of charts contains education data for Caldwell Arkansas based mainly on the latest year 2020 American Community Survey census data but also the survey from Common Core Data available for Public Elementary through Secondary Schools. In Figure 1, the percent of all people aged 25 years or older, who have either graduated from high school or completed the Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some equivalent certification/credential. Caldwell shows it has a High School Grad or higher of 79% which is in the center range of other places in the local area. The city with the highest percent high school graduates or better in the area is Wynne which shows a high school graduates of 87% (9.2% larger).
In Figure 2, the percentage of people aged 25 years or older who have graduated from college/university with at least a bachelor's degree is provided. Note that the bachelor's degree is also called a four-year degree because it normally takes four years of full-time study to finish the course curriculum required to obtain the degree. This chart portrays the proportion of the population in this region who are college graduates with at least a bachelor degree or higher. In many ways, this analysis alongside the prior chart are very quick measures of the level of education in any particular area. Caldwell depicts it has a Bachelors Degree or higher of 13% which is the second most percent with a bachelors degree or higher of all the places in the greater Caldwell region. The city with the highest percent with a bachelors degree or higher in the area is Wynne which depicts a percent with a bachelors degree of 17% (28.4% larger).
Figure 4 shows the percentage of people 25 years of age or older who either have no schooling at all or dropped out of school before being able to complete high school. Additionally, these are people who also do not have a Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some other high school level type credential/student achievement. This analysis, along with the last two charts, provides another high level review and comparative data on the Caldwell Arkansas educational level. Caldwell depicts it has a School Dropout Rate of 21% which is in the center range of other places in the greater region. The city with the highest percent who dropped out of school in the area is Palestine which depicts a percent who dropped out of school of 28% (36.1% larger).
The next chart shows a break down of people who have received a bachelor's degree or higher advanced degree generally in a campus learning environment. In particular, Figure 6, provides the proportional breakdown of all the people who have received a postsecondary education along with what the level of advanced degree that was obtained. Note that these categories do not include any type professional development type activities such as those related to maintaining professional credentials in workshop lessons. Note Professional Degree includes medical, dental, lawyers, etc. Caldwell has one of the largest proportions of percent of people with a bachelors degree at 17% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Wynne (23%), and #1 Colt (34%) are larger. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of people with a masters degree at 2% of the total and is ranked #1.
The chart in Figure 7 shows the broad area of academic concentration or the discipline for people who have received a bachelors degree. This high level classification is essentially the field of study for which a degree was obtained. Caldwell has the smallest proportion of percent of people with a degree in a science or engineering related at 11.6% of the total. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of people with an arts, humanities, or other degree at 25.6% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Wynne with 27.6%. Third, it has the largest proportion of percent of people with a business degree at 55.8% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next chart (Figure 8) provides a more detailed deep dive on the category of major degree obtained for people aged 25 years or older who earned a bachelor's degree or higher. Specifically, this frequency distribution details out what the major field of study was the degree obtained. Caldwell has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in physical and related sciences at 7.0% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of people with a degree in science and engineering related fields at 25.6% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Wynne with 27.6%. Third, it has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in business at 55.8% of the total and is ranked #1.
A more detailed frequency distribution of educational attainment is provided in Figure 10. In particular this illustration breaks out the highest levels of university educational opportunities beyond the four year college degree. Included in the breakout are the relative proportion of masters degrees, PhD/Doctorate/Doctorial holders, and professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, lawyers, etc. Caldwell has the largest proportion of percent of people with a masters degree at 0.6% of the total and is ranked #1. The next exhibit (Figure 11) provides detailed cross tabulation analysis that provides education success data broken out or cross tabulated by age group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Figure 12 is a cross tabulation analysis that shows large educational success categories and is broken out or cross tabulated by racial group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.The final cross tabulation analysis is provided in Figure 13 and shows education success broken out by gender. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Caldwell Arkansas School Enrollment Charts
The next section of chart resources look at school enrollment by a variety of educational institutions and are categorized into a number of other groupings. Figure 14 provides the overall school enrollment by broad range of school age/level groupings. Caldwell has the percentage of percent of children in kindergarten the second smallest in order of percent of children in kindergarten of all the other places in the local area at 16.7% of the total. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of children in grade 1 to 4 at 39.4% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Madison with 51.4%.
Figure 15 provides a simple high level comparison of the proportion of students that are enrolled in public schools versus students enrolled in private schools in the Caldwell Arkansas region. Caldwell shows percent enrolled in public schools 31.2% larger as the percent enrolled in private schools.
The next comparison provided in Figure 16 shows the proportion of students enrolled in private schools versus students enrolled public schools for students enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grade (grade 8) or (K through 8). Caldwell depicts percent of children enrolled in public k-8 grades approximately half the size as the percent of children enrolled in private k-8 grades.
The next chart in this series of resources shown in Figure 20 looks at the total number of students enrolled in any educational institution for each place in the greater Caldwell region. (Total enrollment in this case includes all students from preschool all the way through students enrolled in graduate school.) Caldwell depicts it has a Total Enrolled of 74 which is less than most other places in the local area. The city with the highest total population enrolled in school in the area is Forrest City which depicts a total population enrolled in school of 3,402 ( markedly bigger). Comparing total population enrolled in school to the United States average of 81,084,866, Caldwell is only about 0.0% the size. Also, measured against the state of Arkansas, total population enrolled in school of 733,114, Caldwell is only about 0.0% the size.
Caldwell Arkansas Area Schools Charts
Figure 23 lists all the schools in the area along with the school district, county location and other program information/credential such as if they are a public charter school or private charter school or magnet school. Some of the Area Schools are: Central Elementary School, Forrest City High School, Forrest City Jr. High, Stewart Elementary School, and Lincoln Academy Of Excellence. The next illustration in Figure 24 shows the total child school enrollment for all grades (through 12th grade) at the school shown using NCES data (Common Core of Data, Public Elementary-Secondary School Universe Survey.) Looking at Enrollment for Area Schools we find that Central Elementary School ranks the largest with a value of 970 enrolled students. The next largest values are for: Forrest City High School (915), Wynne High School (873), Wynne Junior High School (674), and Wynne Primary School (655). The difference between the highest value (Central Elementary School) and the next highest (Forrest City High School) is that the enrolled students is about 6.0% larger.
Figure 25 show the ratio of the number of students to the number of teachers in the classroom. A good student to teacher ratio should be low because it indicates that there are less students for any one teacher to educate in a class and generally a better learning environment, better success and optimal teaching excellence. Teachers includes all educational staff such as special education teachers and any other educator. Note that distance learning (online learning/remote learning) is not included in these values. Looking at Student to Teacher Ratio for Area Schools we find that Hughes High School ranks the largest with a value of 7.3 student to teacher ratio. The next largest values are for: Lee High School (11.9), Lincoln Academy Of Excellence (12.1), Palestine-Wheatley Senior High (12.1), and Wynne Primary School (13.6). The difference between the lowest value (Hughes High School) and the next lowest (Lee High School) is that the student to teacher ratio is 62.7% larger.
The next chart, Figure 26, shows the racial mix of students at each location in this district of the state of Arkansas department of education.
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
Data sources - Mouse over icon in upper right corner of each chart for information.