Northwest Arkansas Schools Receive Money For Student Achievement

Posted: December 21, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Leverett Elementary School assistant principal Joe McClung (left to right) visits with principal Cheryl Putnam, parent Ellen Allen and kindergarten teacher Stephanie Wood as Putnm relays information concerning high student performance in Wood's classroom Friday afternoon Dec. 20, 2013 in Fayetteville. A Commissioner's memo from the Arkansas Department of Education recognized the the school being in the top ten percent in the state in areas of the Arkansas Benchmark Assessment and have made financial awards available to the school.

Christmas came early for several schools in Northwest Arkansas thanks to high levels of academic performance.

The List

In The Money

The Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program will award schools which performed in the top 10 percent and in the top 20 percent on the 2013 Benchmark exams.

Top 10 Percent Schools


• Apple Glen Elementary: $51,983

• Bright Field Middle: $52,194

• Central Park Elementary: $66,737

• Lincoln Junior High: $105,015

• Mary Mae Jones Elementary: $58,615

• Ruth Barker Middle: $52,024

• Washington Junior High: $103,386

• Willowbrook Elementary: $62,908


• Folsom Elementary: $29,734


• Haas Hall Academy: $28,591

• Leverett Elementary: $32,140

• McNair Middle: $63,360

• Vandergriff Elementary: $56,570

• Woodland Junior High: $62,655

Pea Ridge

• Pea Ridge Middle: $35,904


• Bellview Elementary: $54,229

• Eastside Elementary: $51,272

• Elmwood Middle: $79,382

• Tucker Elementary: $61,353

• Kirksey Middle: $79,034

• Reagan Elementary: $42,763


• Young Elementary: $47,675

• Hunt Elementary: $53,722

• John Tyson Elementary: $51,734

Top 20 Percent Schools


• Ardis Ann Middle: $28,440

• Cooper Elementary: $29,149


• Williams Elementary: $17,331

• Lynch Middle: $24,168


• Butterfield Trail Elementary: $27,843

• Holcomb Elementary: $25,759

• Holt Middle: $22,977


• Gentry Middle: $15,602


• Gravette Middle: $20,225

Pea Ridge

• Pea Ridge Intermediate: $20,724

• Pea Ridge Primary: $15,780


• Benton County School of the Arts: $25,098

• Lowell Elementary: $20,949

• Northside Elementary: $22,305

Siloam Springs

• Siloam Springs Middle: $41,397


• Helen Tyson Middle: $30,685

• Walker Elementary: $25,445

Source: Staff Report

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