Bentonville Schools At A Glance

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    Mission / Vision History

    Mission Statement: Bentonville Schools is committed to excellence in all we do through innovative, inspiring learning experiences.

    Vision Statement: LEADING learning through innovation, collaboration and dedication.

    Bentonville Schools began in 1841 as a subscription school. In 1872 the first public school was built. Encompassing 142 square miles, Bentonville Schools has always experienced rapid growth. The rapid growth and increase in student population has challenged the district to meet facility needs. Bentonville Schools has successfully met these challenges of change throughout history.

    District Overview Graduates
    • 2018 - 2019 Enrollment: 17,225
    • Per Pupil Expenditure: $9,418
    • Teacher/Student: 1:14
    • Operating Budget 2018-2019: $173,414,667
    • Millage Rate: 48.5
    • Number of Schools: 22 
      (Twelve elementary, five middle, three junior high and two high schools)
    • Students Graduated in 2018: 1044
    • Graduation Rate: 92%
    • 2018-2019 National Merit Finalists: 11
    • AP Course Offerings: 28
    • AP Students in 2018: 1,645 (9-12th grade)
    • AP Exams Taken: 3,228
    • AP Scores of 3 or above: 58%
    • ACT: 22.3 average composite (state average 19.4, national average 20.8)
    • SAT: 1770 (state average 1688, national average 1490)
    Demographics Staff
    • African American: 3%
    • Asian: 7%
    • Caucasian: 74%
    • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
    • Hispanic: 11%
    • Native American: 1%
    • Two or More Races: 4%
    • Countries of Birth: 63
    • Native Languages: 61
    • Percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals: 23%
    • Certified Teachers: 1193
    • Advanced degrees: 801
    • National Board Certified: 125
    • Average Teacher Salary: $59,363
    • Starting Salary: $45,714