Fayetteville Public Schools

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Fayetteville Public Schools
Fayetteville, Arkansas
United States
District information
Type Public
Motto Learn. Grow. Perform. Lead.
Grades K-12
Established 1871 (1871)
Superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt
Accreditation(s) Arkansas Department of Education
Schools 15
Budget $99,105,109 (2010–11)[1]
Students and staff
Students 8400[2]
Teachers 710
Staff 590[3]
Athletic conference 7A West
Other information
Schedule US standard (except The Owl Creek School)
Website www.fayar.net

The Fayetteville Public Schools (Fayetteville School District, or FPS) is the first public school district chartered in Arkansas.[3] The system was established with the creation of public schools in Arkansas in 1871, the same year as the University of Arkansas, also located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education.[4]

In 2013, the district was awarded as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School.

List of schools[edit]

High/Secondary Schools[edit]

Middle/intermediate schools[edit]

  • Holt Middle School
  • McNair Middle School
  • Ramay Junior High School
  • Woodland Junior High School


In 2009, Vandergriff Elementary School received top honors from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in being named a National Blue Ribbon School.[5]

Special Schools & Programs[edit]


The Fayetteville School Board consists of seven members who are elected to five year terms. The members of the board meet regularly on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5 pm Central Time in the Adams Leadership Center.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Executive Summary, Fayetteville Public Schools, FY2010-2011" (PDF). Fayetteville Public Schools. 2010: 1. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to FPS Administration". Fayetteville Public Schools. 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Get to Know Your Fayetteville Public Schools" (PDF). Fayetteville Public Schools. 2010: 1. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Administration: Federal and State Standards". Fayetteville Public Schools. 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "National Blue Ribbon Schools". Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 

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