Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Distinguished Schools Awards

Each year, Title I schools are recognized by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and the National Association of State Title I Directors (NASTID) through a joint project with the United States Department of Education as Title I Distinguished Schools.  Schools are selected by a state peer review team, the following schools represent examples of superior Title I programs in one of two categories:

  • Category 1: A school that has exceeded Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) for two or more years with ESEA flexibility state standards set under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA).
  • Category 2: A school that has significantly closed the achievement gap between subgroups of students with ESEA flexibility state standards set under Title I of ESEA.

2014 Salt Lake City, Utah

Category 1
Des Arc Elementary
600 Main Street
Des Arc, Arkansas 72040
Category 2
Seventh Street Elementary School
1200 Bishop Lindsey Ave
North Little Rock, AR

2013 San Diego, CA

Category 1
Brookland Elementary School
220 North Oak Street
Brookland, AR 72417 
Category 2
Helen Tyson Middle School
3304 South 40th Street
Springdale, AR 72762

2012 Nashville, TN

Category 1
Mount Pleasant, AR
1 Bluebird Ln
Mount Pleasant, AR 72561


2011 – Seattle, WA

Category 2 
Fouke Elementary 
P.O. Box 20
Fouke, AR 71837


2010 – Tampa, FL 

Category 1
Eastside Elementary School 
505 East New Hope Rd

Rogers, AR 72756
Category 2 
Gibbs Albright Elementary School 
407 Wilkerson Drive
Newport, AR 72112


2009 – Washington, DC

Category 1 
Cedar Park Elementary School
1200 Cedar Street
Trumann, AR 72472
Category 2 
Lonoke Middle School
1100 W. Palm Street
Lonoke, AR 72086


2008 – San Antonio, TX 

Category 1
Arnold Drive Elementary
4150 Arnold Drive
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Category 2 
Warren Dupree Elementary
700 Gregory Street
Jacksonville, AR 72076



For more information, please contact:

Otistene Smith, Public School Program Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #26
Little Rock, AR 72201 
Phone: 501-683-5423
Fax: 501-682-5136

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