Conway School District (Arkansas)

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Conway School District
Location
2220 Prince Street
Conway, Arkansas 72034

United States
District information
Grades PK–12
Accreditation Arkansas Department of Education
Schools 18[1]
District ID 0504020[1]
Students and staff
Students 9,445[1]
Teachers 611.45 (on FTE basis)[1]
Staff 1,162.45 (on FTE basis)[1]
Student-teacher ratio 15,46[1]
District mascot Wampus Cat
Colors      Blue      White
Other information
Website www.conwayschools.org

Conway School District (or Conway Public Schools) is a school district located in Conway, Arkansas, United States. Conway Public Schools serves the city of Conway, Arkansas, located in Faulkner County, Arkansas. With more than 9,200 students, Conway School District is the eighth largest in Arkansas. Starting August 20, 2012, the district will have 16 schools, including one high school, one junior high school, four middle schools, nine elementary schools and a preschool program.

Conway High School has experienced success in interscholastic sports and activities with conference and state titles. In 2010, the Wampus Cat football team took home the 7A conference championship. Also, winning the Arkansas State Championship in 2011 was baseball, wrestling and girls' soccer. Conway HS has a strong band program, with many students making all state band. In the 2011 War Memorial "Showcase of Bands" marching contest, the Wampus Cat Marching Band received the Brandon Award, the contest's highest award.

Picture of the Conway High School "Wampus Cat", a six-legged cat with "four to run with the speed of light and two to fight with all its might."

Wampus Cat

The Wampus Cat is a mythical creature that normally is portrayed as a cougar that can stand upright. This mascot is a variation of this with six arms. "Four to run at the speed of light and two to fight with all its might."

Schools[edit]

High School: (10th - 12th grade)

Construction of Conway High School

Junior High School: (8th & 9th grades)

  • Conway Junior High School

Middle Schools: (5th - 7th grades)

  • Bob and Betty Courtway Middle School
  • Carl Stuart Middle School
  • Raymond and Phyllis Simon Middle School
  • Ruth Doyle Middle School

Elementary Schools: (Kindergarten - 4th grade)

  • Carolyn Lewis Elementary School
  • Ellen Smith Elementary School
  • Florence Mattison Elementary School
  • Ida Burns Elementary School
  • Jim Stone Elementary School
  • Julia Lee Moore Elementary School
  • Marguerite Vann Elementary School
  • Theodore Jones Elementary School
  • Woodrow Cummins Elementary School

In 2011, Jim Stone Elementary School received top honors from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in being named a National Blue Ribbon School.[2]

And then in 2013, Ellen Smith Elementary School also received top honors from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in being named a National Blue Ribbon School.[3]

Pre-School Center:

  • Sallie Cone Pre-School Center

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Westside CONS. School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Blue Ribbon School". Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "National Blue Ribbon School". Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

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