Performance Center

 K-12 Profile

Co-ops

Educational Co-ops 15

Schools

Schools 1054

Districts

Districts 263
Regular Districts 238
Open Enrollment Charter School Districts 25

Students

K-12 Student Enrollment 479432
% Students qualifying for Free and Reduced Lunches 60.15%

Teachers

Certified Teachers 33399
Certified Staff 9118
Classified Staff 27086

Reading Initiative for Student Excellence (R.I.S.E.)

R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas encourages a culture of reading by coordinating a statewide reading campaign with community partners, parents, and teachers to establish the importance of reading in homes, schools, and communities.

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 Category

RISE Teachers & Administrators
RISE Trainers
 Total Teachers & Administrators 16800

School Year Status Count
2020 Administrators trained in Science of Reading Assessor Academy 500
2019 Administrators trained in Science of Reading Assessor Academy 800
2019 Teachers trained in 3-6 RISE 5000
2019 Teachers trained in K-2 RISE Academy 4000
2018 Teachers trained in 3-6 RISE 3000
2018 Teachers trained in K-2 RISE Academy 2500
2017 Teachers trained in K-2 RISE Academy 1000
 Total Trainers 430
School Year Status Count
2020 3-6 Trainers 30
2019 3-6 Trainers 100
2019 K-2 Trainers 40
2018 3-6 Trainers 100
2018 K-2 Trainers 80
2017 K-2 Trainers 80

Arkansas Educator Licensure System

The New License per Year is monitored using the Arkansas Educator Licensure System. The new licenses are categorized into four (4) types: Teacher Certification; Administrative License; Technical Permit and Ancillary License.

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School Year Category Count
2020 Teacher Certification 4276
2020 Admin License 571
2020 Technical Permit 249
2020 Ancillary 48
2019 Teacher Certification 5714
2019 Admin License 701
2019 Technical Permit 279
2019 Ancillary 51
2018 Teacher Certification 6062
2018 Admin License 743
2018 Technical Permit 176
2018 Ancillary 33

Notice of Intent to Home School

The Notice of Intent to Home School (NOI) is the registration form required by law each academic year in order to home school in Arkansas. By submitting an NOI, parents assume the full responsibility of educating their children – including the financial cost of curriculum – that would otherwise fall to the local public school district in which they reside.

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School Year Count
2019 21763
2020 22151
2021 26046

Succeed Scholarship

The Succeed Scholarship Program, Ark. Code Ann. § 6-41-801 et seq., provides a scholarship to an eligible private school for students with disabilities that have an individualized education program (IEP), individualized service plan (ISP), and students in foster care living in a group home or facility that meet eligibility requirements.

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School Year Status Count
2021 Approved 485
2021 In Review 68
2020 Approved 430
2020 In Review 0
2019 Approved 242
2019 In Review 0
2018 Approved 178
2018 In Review 0

ADHE Scholarship

Scholarship in the form of Financial aid is money awarded to a student to help pay educational costs. Most financial aid is awarded according to individual need and educational costs. The federal government, the state government, postsecondary institutions, and private organizations provide financial aid to eligible students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and employment.

 Academic Year

2018 - 19
2017 - 18
2016 - 17
 Total Students 37173
 Total Awards 68768
 Total Expenditure $116,377,920.19
 Total Students 37791
 Total Awards 75292
 Total Expenditure $118,396,073.51
 Total Students 41473
 Total Awards 85519
 Total Expenditure $118,958,489.65

 Category

Expenditure
Award