Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Fast Facts on Arkansas Public Schools


Data for the 2014-2015 school year

School Districts 257
High Schools 295
Middle Schools/Junior High Schools 226
Elementary Schools 543
Days in School Year
Students 476,083
Professional Development Hours Required 60


Data for the 2013-2014 school year

Note: 2013-2014 data are based on prior year due to availability or when data is collected for reporting.

Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Priced Lunch 60.89%
Foundation Funding Per Student $6,393
State Expenditure Per Student $9,457
Teachers 33,201
Attendance Rate 94.98%
Graduation Rate 86.94%
Completely Certified Teachers 97.50%
Teachers with Master's Degree 40.90%
Average Teacher Salary $48,060


Updated February 19, 2015


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