Reward Schools

The Arkansas School Recognition Program was created to provide financial awards to public schools that achieve high student performance and public schools that achieve high student academic growth, which includes high school graduation rates where applicable. 

Ark. Code Ann. § 6-15-2107 authorizes rewards in an amount up to $100 per student who attends a public school or public charter school in the top 5 percent of all Arkansas public schools in student performance or student academic growth, which includes high school graduation rates for secondary schools.

Up to $50 per student enrolled is awarded to public schools or public charter schools between the top 5 percent and the next 5 percent (schools in the top 6-10 percent) of all public schools in Arkansas in student performance or student academic growth, which includes high school graduation rates for secondary schools.

Since there were no statewide summative assessment scores for 2020 due to COVID-19, the state is unable to calculate school rewards (recognitions) for 2020. For more information on the Impact of COVID-19.  

Reward Schools 2019

For more information, please contact:

Louis Ferren, State Systems Administrator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 25
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: 501 682-4208
Fax: 501 682-7966