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Welcome to Fayetteville Public Schools!

The Fayetteville School District is recognized across Arkansas and the region as a leader in academic excellence and teaching innovation. The district was the first school district granted a charter by the State of Arkansas in 1871. The district was also the first to voluntarily integrate its schools, only five days after the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954. With one high school, two junior highs, three middle schools, 9 elementary schools, one virtual academy, and one alternative learning environment, Fayetteville Public Schools serves 10,500 students every day.

  • No other school district in Arkansas has more Advanced Placement scholars

  • Over 6,000 FPS students participate in extra-curricular activities including art, athletics, clubs, choral music, debate, community service, instrumental music, journalism, theater, and many more.

  • The diversity of the student population has nearly tripled in the last twenty years to 32 percent.

  • All five qualifying schools have been designated as National Middle Schools to Watch.

  • Fayetteville Virtual Academy is Arkansas’ first and only virtual district conversion charter school.

  • Fayetteville High School teams have won 81 State Championships in the last 20 years.

  • 768 certified staff members – 71% with a M.A. degree or higher, 62% with 10 plus years of teaching experience, and 75 with board certification.

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We Love Fayetteville!

Located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville is the state's second-largest city and is a thriving community of 93,000 residents. Home to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is perhaps Arkansas' most dynamic, diverse, and award-winning community.

  • Recent awards and recognitions include:

  • #4 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Places to Live, 2020

  • First US city to be designated a Bike City by the Union Cyclists Internationale (UCI)

  • #24 Forbes’ Best Places for Business and Careers, 2016

  • #1 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Affordable Places to Live, 2016

  • #1 Livability.com’s Best College Town in the SEC, 2015

Fayetteville has a thriving local economy, an educated workforce, and offers a diverse mix of residents and experiences.

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