Message from Superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt
I would like to welcome Fayetteville Public School staff members, students, parents and citizens to the website for one of America’s most outstanding public school districts. Our new and improved website is designed as the primary source for information and news about the Fayetteville Public Schools.
The Fayetteville School District was founded in 1871 as the first chartered public school district in Arkansas, and was the first school district in the South to voluntarily integrate its schools following the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision. Fayetteville High School annually has one of the highest average ACT scores and the highest number of Advanced Placement scholars in Arkansas. Each year, graduates are accepted to the finest institutions in the nation.
With just under 10,000 students educated in 15 schools, the school district employs approximately 1,400 of the best educational leaders, teachers and support staff members. Due in part to the excellence of the public schools, the city of Fayetteville is routinely listed as one of the best places to live in America, most recently in U.S. News and World Report.