FPS Ranked #1 School District in Arkansas!
FPS Ranked #1 School District in Arkansas
Posted on 02/10/2017

The Fayetteville School District has been recognized as #1 in the 2017 Best School Districts in Arkansas by Niche, the largest website for researching K-12 schools.  FPS received an Overall Niche Grade of A+ based on academics, teachers, diversity, college readiness, health and safety, and clubs & activities,  

Teaching staff within the district also garnered high reviews.  FPS ranked as #1 in the 2017 Districts with the Best Teachers in Arkansas and #3 Best Places to Teach in Arkansas.  Of the 2017 Elementary Schools with the Best Teachers in Arkansas, Fayetteville Elementary Schools had 6 schools within the top 10 of 500 schools ranked including Root Elementary as #1, Vandergriff Elementary as #2, Butterfield Elementary as #3, Holcomb Elementary #6, Happy Hollow #8 and Owl Creek School as #10.

In the 2017 rankings, Middle Schools with the Best Teachers in Arkansas, FPS again took the top four spots of 212 schools ranked with # 1 Woodland Junior High, #2 McNair Middle School, #3 Ramay Junior High School, and #4 Holt Middle School.  Fayetteville High School ranked #2 for Best Teachers in Arkansas out of 214 ranked.

Individually, district schools were also highly ranked in the Niche report.  Woodland Junior High was ranked #1 of 217 middle schools in Arkansas, with McNair Middle School #3, Ramay Junior High #4, and Holt Middle School ranked #6.

In the elementary school rankings, seven of the top ten schools are all from FPS: Butterfield Trail #1, Leverett #2, Vandergriff #3, Root #4, Holcomb #6, Owl Creek #8, and Happy Hollow #10 from a total of 508 schools in Arkansas. 

Individual schools earned their ranking by scoring high marks on a variety of factors including, student-teacher ratio, reviews from students and parents, and statistical data obtained from the U.S. Department of Education. The schools were then analyzed by Niche’s team of data scientists to create the 2017 rankings.

“It is always nice to receive recognition, especially when the recognition is reflective of our extraordinary teachers, their dedication, and the incredible work of all staff members and our board of education.” said Superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt. “The Niche rankings acknowledge the excellence of the Fayetteville School District.  We are blessed to be a part of a very special school district and community.”

For the full list of 2017 rankings, methodologies, and data sources, visit: https://k12.niche.com/rankings.