Arkansas school districts

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K-12 Education in Arkansas
State Superintendent: Tom W. Kimbrell
Number of students: 483,114[1]
Number of teachers: 33,983
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:14.2
Number of school districts: 289
Number of schools: 1,108
Graduation rate: 84%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $9,353[3]
See also
Public education in Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Education
Arkansas school districts
List of school districts in Arkansas

Arkansas is home to 1,108 schools and 483,114 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education
    • Brenda Gullett, Chairman
    • Samuel Ledbetter, Vice Chairman
    • Joe Black, Board Member
    • Alice Williams Mahony, Board Member
    • Toyce Newton, Board Member
    • Mireya Reith, Board Member
    • Vicki Saviers, Board Member
    • Jay Barth, Board Member
    • Diane Zook, Board Member


The following table displays the top nine Arkansas school districts by total student enrollment.

Student enrollment
1.) Little Rock School District
2.) Springdale Public Schools
3.) Pulaski County Special School District
4.) Rogers School District
5.) Fort Smith Public Schools
6.) Bentonville School District
7.) Cabot Public School District
8.) Conway Public Schools
9.) North Little Rock School District


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Arkansas.[5]

Ethnicity Percentage
White 64.8%
African American 21.5%
Hispanic 9.8%
Asian 1.9%
American Indian 0.7%
Two or More 1.3%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Arkansas school board elections, 2014

A total of seven Arkansas school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 12 seats up for election. Each district has scheduled elections for September 16, 2014. The districts listed below served 106,835 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[6]

2014 Arkansas School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Bentonville School District 9/16/2014 2 7 13,530
Cabot Public School District 9/16/2014 2 7 10,307
Conway Public Schools 9/16/2014 2 7 9,455
Fort Smith Public Schools 9/16/2014 2 7 14,107
Little Rock School District 9/16/2014 2 7 25,685
Rogers School District 9/16/2014 1 7 14,340
Springdale Public Schools 9/16/2014 1 7 19,411

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