Springdale Public Schools

The Springdale School District, the state's second-largest, helps set the standard for educational excellence in the region. More than 22,000 students in grades K-12 are served on 29 campuses throughout Springdale. Seventeen elementary schools, four middle schools, four junior high schools, two high schools, plus pre-kindergaten and alternative learning centers comprise the school district's physical plant.

The Springdale School District has an excellent educational team that is supported by parents, patrons and business community members who value education and demonstrate their partnership with the schools.

The District was one of only five in the nation honored in 2013 in the Race to the Top Grant Competition. Springdale received a $25.9 million grant to promote innovative individualized learning. Every student in the Springdale School District now has use of a personal computer.

Springdale Schools provide a quality instructional program which is designed to help each child reach their full potential. Academic programs of study give students a rigorous educational experience which will enable all students to learn the skills and acquire the knowledge necessary for them to succeed.

School Growth

No school district in the state of Arkansas can boast of as many new schools as can the Springdale Public School District. The state’s second largest district has constructed 13 new schools since 2000, including its 18th elementary school and the School of Innovation, both set to open in August.

Excellence is on display throughout the district. The Don Tyson School of Innovation, for grades 8-10 this year and eventually 8-12, is the only one of its kind in Arkansas. While taking classes necessary to earn a high school diploma, students take either college courses or career-oriented classes from 10th grade on. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree, the equivalent of two years of college credit. Springdale High School offers four specialized Academy tracts (IT, Medical, Engineering and Law and Public Safety). SHS and Westwood and Turnbow Elementary schools offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate Programme. Thirteen schools, including the high schools, junior highs, middle schools and select elementary schools, offer the highly regarded EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) Initiative. Springdale’s award-winning faculty is the highest paid teaching staff in the state.

Explore the District's various campuses by clicking on the links below:

High Schools (grades 10-12)

Junior Highs (grades 8-9)

Middle Schools (grades 6-7)

Elementary Schools (grades K-5)


Specialized Academics

Springdale Public Schools offer challenging course tracts designed to meet the needs of the District’s top students. . .

Don Tyson School of Innovation

The only school like it in Arkansas, the Don Tyson School of Innovation, newly constructed on Hylton Road, offers students the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree (two years of college credit) while earning a high school diploma. Students enter in the eighth grade and remain through their senior year. The school has charter status, allowing students to work at an accelerated rate. The school partners with area businesses for “Real World Wednesdays” and arranges internships with those businesses. Students also may choose to take classes that prepare them for a career after high school graduation.

International Baccalaurate Programme

The International Baccalaurate Programme made its Northwest Arkansas debut at Springdale High School and is also now offered at Westwood and Turnbow Elementary Schools. The Programme aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The Programme encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

EAST Initiative

Thirteen of the district’s 30 schools offer EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology). Har-Ber and Springdale High School, the Don Tyson School of Innovation, all four junior high schools, all four middle schools and Sonora and Westwood Elementary schools offer EAST. EAST is an educational model focusing on student-driven service projects accomplished by using teamwork and cutting edge technology. Three times in the last six years a Springdale school (Har-Ber High twice, Sonora Elementary) has been named top EAST program in the country.

Academies & Small Learning Communities

Springdale High School offers four specialized Academies while Har-Ber High provides small learning communities for students eager to begin coursework in their chosen field:

SHS IT Academy

Arkansas’s only Information Technology (IT) Academy provides flexibility for students, a college-bound curriculum, and preparation for business and information technology careers. Students in IT can select a major(s) from Programming, Advertising and Graphic Design, Information Support Systems, IT Infrastructure, Web Site Programming and Design, E-Commerce, IT Accounting, IT Management or even IT Undecided (9th & 10th only). Each student receives personal support from his/her faculty mentor. As a member of the IT Society, he/she will participate in activities with the University of Arkansas and many businesses including Tyson, JB Hunt, and Wal-Mart, with regular field trips and guest speakers and will be eligible for membership in Technology Honor Society.

SHS Medical Academy

The medical profession education program began in 1996 at Springdale High School.  The program offers six medical classes varying from basic knowledge about the medical field to a college articulated course in medical terminology. Students who complete all medical courses are considered Arkansas Vocational Completers.  Students may also work toward graduating with National Medical Honor Society honors.  The medical classes offer a college preparatory curriculum with a career theme, enabling students to see relationships among academic subjects, and their application to a broad field of work.  Partnerships with the community, and local colleges, bring resources from outside the high school to improve student motivation and achievement.

SHS Engineering Academy

The Engineering and Architecture Academy is a college prep program with an emphasis on engineering and architecture as a career. Comprised of students in grades 10-12, the Academy incorporates faculty members in each of the core curricular areas as well as technical teachers. It is designed to foster the growth of students who have expresse interest in engineering, architecture and related technology fields and to prepare them for success in their post-secondary education. Guided by the input of an Advisory Board comprised of local architects, engineers, industry leaders and University of Arkansas faculty, the SHS faculty meets daily to plan project based curriculum.Collaboration time is also devoted to monitoring the individual progress of Academy students.As a result, students are provided with a rich experience which allows them to grow and excel at a pace matched to their needs. This comprehensive approach resulted in the SHS Eng/Arch Academy being named a 2008 Model Academy by the National Career Academy Coalition.

SHS Law and Public Safety Academy

 The SHS Law and Public Safety Academy (LPSA) is a three-year program that provides students instruction and hands-on practical learning in the Criminal Justice system. This cross-curricular Academy integrates the subject areas of Criminal Justice with History and English and incorporates project-based learning activities to prepare students to enter the workforce and/or college upon completion.  Students in the LPSA compete on the state and national levels in both SkillsUSA and the Arkansas Bar Association Mock Trial competition. In addition, students are also provided numerous community service hours through service opportunites such as Santa Cop, charity race events and various other projects.

HBHS Arts, Communication and Design Community

For students who enjoy performing, expressing themselves artistically or who have an interest in making movies or working in advertising, this unique community specializes in digital media arts, performing arts, production arts and visual arts.

HBHS Public, Human and Education Services Community

Students who are service minded, concerned with justice and the rights of others and/or are interested in practicing or enforcing the law may enroll in this community.  These students prepare for careers in Education, Human and Public Services.

HBHS Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering Community

Inventive students who like to build, design, fix and know how things work may become involved in this community. There are a variety of areas of emphasis, including architecture, drafting and design, construction, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, manufacturing and service.

HBHS Agriculture, Business and Information Technology Community

Students whose interests include technology, programming, plants, animals and perhaps being self-employed are attracted to this community. There is preparation for a variety of careers in agriculture, business and Information Technology.

HBHS Medical Education Services Community

For students who like science, discovering solutions, helping people and conducting research as well as those who may be interested in a medical career, this community is a perfect fit. Areas stressed include health care provider, medical research, laboratory services and medical support staff.

Private Schools

Shiloh Christian School

Shiloh Christian School was founded in 1976 as a ministry of Cross Church of Springdale. Shiloh Christian School is a strong and viable Christian ministry that is preparing its students for the challenges of the 21st century. Whether it is through challenging Advanced Placement classes, championship athletic teams, exemplary fine-arts programs, or service to God's Kingdom, Shiloh Christian students receive a well-rounded education in a distinctly Christian environment. The readers of CitiScape Metro Monthly magazine have voted Shiloh the number one private school in the region.

Shiloh Christian School received its first accreditation in 1992. It is accredited both by ACSI - Association of Christian Schools International, and by ANSSA - Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association. Shiloh serves more than 900 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. About half of the student body are members of Cross Church. The remainder represents over fifty other churches from various denominations. The school has 50 full and part-time degreed and certified professionals.