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This is the list of school districts in Arkansas .
Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.
Since 2003, two major components in Arkansas public school districts must exist:
The current consolidation policy that mandates operational changes for all districts with fewer than 350 students is the Public Education Reorganization Act—Act 60 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003.
Geographical school districts in Arkansas are generally independent from city or county jurisdiction.
Arkansas school district boundaries are not always aligned with county or city boundaries; a district can occupy several counties and cities, while a single city (especially larger ones such as Little Rock, Fort Smith, or Jonesboro) may be split between several districts. Almost all Arkansas school districts use the title "School District", or "Public Schools".
All districts come under the jurisdiction of the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Extracurricular activities come under the jurisdiction of the Arkansas Activities Association.
The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), headquartered in Little Rock, is the state education agency of Arkansas for public schools. Founded in 1931, its responsibilities include accrediting schools, assisting Arkansas schools and their school districts in developing their curricula, approving the textbooks used in state public schools, licensing teachers, and providing continuing education programs. The ADE consists of five divisions: Division of Academic Accountability, Division of Fiscal and Administrative Services, Division of Human Resources, Division of Learning Services, and Division of Research and Technology.
The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) is the primary sanctioning body for high school sports in state of Arkansas. AAA is a member association of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSHSA). Every public secondary school in Arkansas is a de jure member of the AAA, and most private schools, save for a few schools in the delta that belong to the Mississippi Private Schools Association, are included in membership.
The Alma School District is a public school district based in Alma, Arkansas, United States. The district provides public access to education for students in kindergarten through grade 12 in Alma and surrounding areas of Crawford County. The district is a member of the Western Arkansas Educational Service Cooperative (WAESC), which was formed to assist school districts to work collectively and maximize educational funding by providing shared services to schools and students in western Arkansas.
Alpena School District is a public school district whose facilities are in Boone County, Arkansas, United States which serves most of the city of Alpena along with surrounding unincorporated areas within both Boone County and Carroll County in Arkansas.
Arkadelphia School District is a public school district located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States. The school district supports families with education facilities and educators from early childhood through secondary education.
Arkansas City is a town in Desha County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 366 at the 2010 census. The town is the county seat of Desha County. Arkansas City's historic Commercial District, located at Desoto Avenue and Sprague Street, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Paragould High School is a public school serving grades nine through twelve located in Paragould, Arkansas. The campus is located at 1701 West Court Street in Paragould and is administered by Paragould School District. Oak Grove High School and Paragould High School consolidated into Ridgecrest High School in the late 1980s and it was voted to change the nickname to the Rams to accommodate this consolidation. In 1998, the school's name was changed back to Paragould High School.
White Hall School District (WHSD) is a public school district in northwest Jefferson County, Arkansas, United States. The district employs approximately 400 faculty members and staff to provide educational programs for students ranging from kindergarten through twelve grade. It currently serves more than 3,000 students. All schools in the White Hall School District are accredited by AdvancED.
Timbo High School is a small public school located in Timbo, Arkansas, in central Stone County. It is a part of the Mountain View School District.
Westside Consolidated School District #5 is a public school district headquartered in unincorporated Craighead County, Arkansas, near Jonesboro.
The Gould School District was a school district that operated public schools in Gould, Arkansas. Its territory is now a part of the Dumas School District.
The Arkansas City High School was a comprehensive public high school serving students between 1910 and 2004 in Arkansas City, Arkansas, United States. Since 2005, the original 1910 building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has served as an annex of the neighboring Desha County Courthouse.
Magnolia High School is a comprehensive public high school in Magnolia, Arkansas, United States that serves grades 10 through 12. It is one of three public high schools in Columbia County and the only high school managed by the Magnolia School District. It serves Magnolia, Village, McNeil, and Waldo.
Ozark Mountain School District (OMSD) is a public school district that provides comprehensive education to its students from prekindergarten to grade 12 and is situated in the Ozark Mountains and covers 368 square miles (950 km2) in northern Arkansas, United States.
DeWitt High School is a comprehensive public high school located in the rural, fringe community of De Witt, Arkansas, United States. The school provides secondary education for students in grades 9 through 12. DeWitt is one of two public high schools in Arkansas County, Arkansas and the sole high school administered by the DeWitt School District.
Dollarway High School is a comprehensive public high school in Pine Bluff, Arkansas that serves grades 9 through 12. It is one of three public high schools in Pine Bluff and the only high school managed by the Dollarway School District. Within the state, the school is often referred to as Pine Bluff Dollarway.
Bruno–Pyatt High School is a comprehensive public high school serving students in grades seven through twelve in the remote, rural community of Eros, in unincorporated Marion County, Arkansas, United States, near Everton. It is the one of three high schools administered by the Ozark Mountain School District and the district's only high school in Marion County, Arkansas while supporting the rural communities of Bruno, Pyatt, Everton, and Eros.
Western Grove High School is a comprehensive public high school serving students in grades seven through twelve in the remote, rural community of Western Grove, Arkansas, United States. It is the one of three high schools administered by the Ozark Mountain School District and the district's only high school in Newton County, Arkansas.
Clinton High School is a comprehensive public high school in Clinton, Arkansas, United States that serves grades 10 through 12. It is one of three public high schools in Van Buren County and the only high school managed by the Clinton School District4.
Lawrence County School District is a public school district headquartered in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and serving the communities of Lawrence County. Lawrence County School District employs over more than 175 faculty and staff to provide educational programs for students ranging from prekindergarten through twelfth grade and enrolls more than 1,100 students.
Cossatot River School District is a public school district located along the Cossatot River and is based in Wickes, Arkansas, United States. The Cossatot River School District provides early childhood, elementary and secondary education for more than 1,150 prekindergarten through grade 12 students at its six facilities.
Marshall High School (MHS) is a comprehensive public secondary school in Marshall, Arkansas, United States. It is one of two public high schools in Searcy County and the sole high school administered by the Searcy County School District.
Rison High School (RHS) is a comprehensive public high school serving students in grades 7 through 12 in the rural community of Rison, Arkansas, United States. It is one of three public high schools located in Cleveland County and is the sole high school of the Cleveland County School District. The school's athletic teams have won 16 state championships with eight each in football and track and field.
Carlisle School District is a public school district based in Carlisle, Arkansas, United States. The school district encompasses 233.26 square miles (604.1 km2) of land in Lonoke County and Prairie County including all or portions of Carlisle, Hazen, Lonoke, Humnoke, Stuttgart, England, and Allport.
Mount Vernon–Enola School District 19 (MVESD) is a public school district based in Mount Vernon, Arkansas. MVESD supports more than 500 students in kindergarten through grade 12 and employs more than 90 faculty and staff on a full time equivalent basis for its two schools.