• Bentonville Schools At A Glance

     

    Bentonville Schools  

    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.  In 1912, the first four-year high school class graduated, consisting of six students.  The District now encompasses 142 square miles, thanks to significant growth over the last decade, with 23 elementary, middle, junior high and high schools across the area. 

    District Overview Graduates
    • 2018 - 2019 Enrollment: 17,848
    • Per Pupil Expenditure: $9,931
    • Teacher/Student: 1:14
    • Operating Budget 2018-2019: $182,484,755
    • Millage Rate: 48.5
    • Number of Schools: 23 
      (Twelve elementary, five middle, four junior high and two high schools)
    • Students Graduated in 2019: 1,224
    • Graduation Rate: 93.5%
    • 2019-2020 National Merit Finalists: 20
    • AP Course Offerings: 33
    • AP Students in 2019: 1,709 (9-12th grade)
    • AP Exams Taken: 3,310
    • AP Scores of 3 or above: 63%
    • ACT: 22.4 average composite (state average 19.4, national average 20.8)
    • SAT: 1206 (state average 1160)
    Demographics Staff
    • African American: 3%
    • Asian: 7.8%
    • Caucasian: 71.4%
    • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.3%
    • Hispanic: 11.3%
    • Native American: 1.2%
    • Two or More Races: 4.8%
    • Countries of Birth: 77
    • Native Languages: 67
    • Percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals: 24.5%
    • Certified Teachers: 1262
    • Advanced Degrees: 825
    • National Board Certified: 116
    • Average Teacher Salary: $61,360
    • Starting Salary: $46,633