Letter from the Superintendent
Dr. Debbie Jones
Welcome to Bentonville Schools. Bentonville is a city of opportunity, creativity, traditions, and diversity. Once known as the global headquarters of Walmart. Inc, it’s now recognized as home to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, one of the nation’s premier art museums as well as world class mountain biking trails set in the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains. Bentonville truly is the city of opportunity; it’s a community that leverages its numerous assets to support students to excel in academics, the arts, athletics, and innovative professional career studies. The collaboration between the district and the cities of Bentonville, Bella Vista, Centerton, and Cave Springs, aligned with opportunities fuel the growth of Bentonville Schools.
Bentonville Schools is one of the fastest growing public-school districts in Arkansas. This growth consistently brings new opportunities for students and families to interact with people from across the United States and the world. District facilities consist of a pre-Kindergarten school, 12 Kindergarten through 4th grade elementary schools, five 5th and 6th grade middle schools, four 7th and 8th grade junior high schools with the completion of Grimsley Junior High in 2020 and two high schools. While new growth presents challenges, it also brings to our school system international families, global perspectives, and the opportunity to enrich our community by expanding our schools.
Niche.com has named Bentonville Schools the best school district in Arkansas. That outlet ranks school districts according to key performance indicators, including academic rigor, quality of teachers, health and safety, student culture and diversity and parent satisfaction. Bentonville High School was named the best non-charter high school in the state according to U.S. News and World Report. While we appreciate the national accolades, we know the secret to the district’s success is found in highly effective teachers and leaders, families that truly care about the success of their child and a community that supports and values its school district.
As you prepare to make Bentonville your home, I assure you that no matter where you live in the Bentonville School District, you will find a school that provides excellence with every step and a community anxious to warmly welcome your family.
Start by taking the opportunity to visit with your child’s school principal and let us know how we can help you make Bentonville Schools a place you call home.
Superintendent, Bentonville Schools