Top 10 Best Arkansas Public Schools (2023-24)

Arkansas is the #32 largest school system in the United States, serving 489,675 students across the 1,084 public schools for the 2023-24 school year (there are 189 private schools, serving 29,309 students). 94% of all K-12 students in Arkansas are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Arkansas is 36%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 37%.
The top ranked public schools in Arkansas are Haas Hall Bentonville, Haas Hall Academy and Haas Hall At The Lane. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 41% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(AR) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
14%
Black
20%
White
59%
Hawaiian
1%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Arkansas (2023-24)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Haas Hall Bentonville
Charter School
Math: 88% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 88% (Top 1%)
Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
2600 Se J Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 966-4930
Rank: #22.
Haas Hall Academy
Charter School
Math: 84% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
3155 N College Ave Ste 108
Farmington, AR 72730
(479) 267-4805
Rank: #33.
Haas Hall At The Lane
Charter School
Math: 81% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 81% (Top 1%)
Reading: 82% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
121 West Poplar St
Rogers, AR 72756
(479) 966-4930
Rank: #44.
Baker Interdistrict Elem. Sch.
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
15001 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR 72223
(501) 228-3250
Rank: #55.
Willowbrook Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 82% (Top 1%)
Reading: 69% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-4
1800 Sw Gator Rd
Bentonville, AR 72713
(479) 418-7300
Rank: #66.
Vandergriff Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 68% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-4
2975 E Township St
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 527-3600
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Bright Field Middle School
Math: 75% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75% (Top 5%)
Reading: 72% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-6
5101 Sw Bright Rd
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 418-7200
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Evening Star Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 78% (Top 1%)
Reading: 67% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-4
9649 W. Pleasant Grove Rd.
Rogers, AR 72756
(479) 360-7400
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Genoa Central Elem. School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-4
12018 Hwy 196
Texarkana, AR 71854
(870) 653-2248
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Janie Darr Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
6505 S Mt Hebron Rd
Rogers, AR 72758
(479) 248-2008

Best Arkansas Public Schools by County (2023-24)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
8
3,324
39%
10
5,168
8%
76
51,578
40%
18
6,148
6%
10
3,872
41%
7
1,271
93%
10
3,608
41%
7
2,305
5%
11
3,389
26%
36
20,047
40%
23
10,612
25%
6
3,165
31%
7
2,166
67%
8
2,947
41%
36
18,679
31%
28
14,963
34%
6
3,475
10%
15
7,637
14%
9
2,878
46%
8
1,873
5%
12
4,642
32%
2
636
94%
10
3,305
11%
24
13,518
21%
14
6,404
44%
5
1,308
45%
10
3,520
56%
4
1,567
11%
4
1,099
16%
13
3,792
23%
11
3,115
18%
23
10,142
25%
129
58,244
68%
32
22,095
42%
8
2,296
21%
39
20,213
49%
8
3,030
61%
6
2,855
5%
7
1,580
5%
15
7,085
50%
27
12,610
19%
11
4,030
38%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Arkansas?
The top ranked public schools in Arkansas include Haas Hall Bentonville, Haas Hall Academy and Haas Hall At The Lane.
How many public schools are located in Arkansas?
1,084 public schools are located in Arkansas.
What percentage of students in Arkansas go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Arkansas are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Arkansas?
Minority enrollment in Arkansas is 41% (majority Black)

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