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==Quick facts==
==Quick facts==
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*State Board of Education
*[[Arkansas Department of Education|State Board of Education]]
**Brenda Gullett, ''Chairman''
**Brenda Gullett, ''Chairman''
**Samuel Ledbetter, ''Vice Chairman''
**Samuel Ledbetter, ''Vice Chairman''
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**Jay Barth, ''Board Member''
**Jay Barth, ''Board Member''
**Diane Zook, ''Board Member''
**Diane Zook, ''Board Member''

Revision as of 09:54, 12 June 2014

K-12 Education in Arkansas
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Education facts
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
Arkansas Department of EducationList of school districts in ArkansasArkansasSchool boards portal
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in Arkansas
Glossary of education terms
Note: The statistics on this page are mainly from government sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics. Figures given are the most recent as of June 2014, with school years noted in the text or footnotes.

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


See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Arkansas as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[5]

Demographic information for Arkansas's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 3,244 0.67% 1.10%
Asian 6,941 1.44% 4.68%
African American 102,438 21.20% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 2,346 0.49% 0.42%
Hispanic 49,504 10.25% 24.37%
White 310,896 64.35% 51.21%
Two or more 7,745 1.60% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

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 held elections in 2014 for 12 seats. Each district held elections on September 16, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Arkansas's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Little Rock School District with 25,685 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Conway Public Schools with 9,455 K-12 students.
  • Five school districts were tied for the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with two seats up for election in each district.
  • Rogers School District and Springdale Public Schools had the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with one seat up for election in each district.

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] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

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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