Arkansas Public Schools

Arkansas is the #33 largest school system in the United States, serving 483,333 students students across 1,110 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 36% (majority Black), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(AR) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
10%
Black
22%
White
64%
Unknown
2%
Recent Public School Articles
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Did You Know?
Arkansas public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in Arkansas is Lisa Academy Charter School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arkansas or national school diversity statistics.