Arkansas State Information

Where Arkansas Ranks
Arkansas National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $7,203 $7,734 37
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 19.8 21.2 18
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $24,972 $29,564 46
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $37,536 $45,771 44
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 72 %71 % 28
  • Black
  • 66 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • 75 %78 %
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    State Information
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    Facts at a Glance
    Governor: Mike Beebe (D)
    Commissioner, Department of Education: T. Kenneth James
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 450,985
    No. of Districts: 312
    No. of Public Schools: 1,129
    No. of Public School Teachers: 33,330
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $2.8 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 66.1%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 48.4%
    Students With Disabilities: 12.7%
    English-Language Learners: 3.4%

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