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Arkansas K-12 Profile: 2022 - 2023

Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, districts will have four (4) options for establishing a school year calendar as per COM-22-079

  • Traditional school calendar pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 6-10-106;
  • Alternate school calendar pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 6-10-106 as amended by Act 688 of 2021;
  • 4 Day week school calendar pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 6-10-117; or
  • 12 Month/Year-Round school calendar pursuant to Ark Code Ann. § 6-10-108.

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Building

K-12 Public Schools 1056
School Districts 259
Open Enrollment Charter School Districts 22
Education Service Co-operatives 15

Student

K-12 Student Enrollment 476579
% Students qualifying for Free and Reduced Lunches 63.64%
High School Graduates 32205

Staff

Certified Teachers 32666
Certified Staff 11546
Classified Staff 29817

School

Elementary Schools 523
Middle/Junior High Schools 223
High Schools 314

Grade Level Enrollment

Kindergarten 35609
Grade 1 36992
Grade 2 35670
Grade 3 35771
Grade 4 35984
Grade 5 36100
Grade 6 36193
Grade 7 37190
Grade 8 38352
Grade 9 40553
Grade 10 39644
Grade 11 35186
Grade 12 33074
Ungraded 162
GED 99

Note: The above statistics are based on the 2022-2023 school year except for High School Graduates which is from the 2021-2022 school year. For data collection details and definitions, please refer to Statewide Information System: https://adedata.arkansas.gov/sis

This page is updated by November 1 of each year.

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