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State to dole out $7 million to high performing Arkansas public schools

Posted By on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 11:47 AM

The state Department of Education announced today that it would award $7 million to 175 schools throughout the state that qualified for the Arkansas School Recognition Program. It provides money to schools that perform in the top 10 percent of state assessments in grades three through 10 and the top 10 percent in academic growth.

The schools in the top 5 percent receive $95.76 per student. Those in the 6-10 percent range get $47.88 per student. Schools that get the money are required to form a committee that includes the principal, a teacher and a parent. The money can be used for one-time bonuses, educational equipment or materials or adding temporary personnel. 

You can see all the schools and the amounts they'll receive here.

Not surprisingly, the list includes schools from the wealthiest parts of Arkansas, including Bentonville, Fayetteville and Conway. The Little Rock School District's Don Roberts Elementary and Forest Park Elementary schools were rewarded for being in the top five percent of achievement. Roberts was also awarded for being in the top five percent in growth. Forest Heights STEM Academy and Jefferson Elementary School were in the 6-10 range.

eSTEM High School was among the top five percent in growth. So were LISA Academy's high schools in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

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