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- Office: (479) 444-3000
- Fax: (479) 973-8670
Accolades in the news:
- One hundred eighty-five students at Fayetteville High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the Advanced Placement exams. Fayetteville's AP Scholars constitute 12% of the total number of AP Scholars in Arkansas.
- The Fayetteville HIgh School girls golf team won their 5th consecutive state championship.
- The 2009 penny drive by the Ramay Jr. High Foreign Language Club raised $4,100 for the Peace at Home Family Shelter.
- The 2009 Homeless Vigil conducted by the Fayetteville High School Student Council raised more than $14,000 for students in need and their famililes.
- Holt 6th grade teacher Janice Ferguson was selected to serve on the Read 180 national advisory board. She traveled to New York City in November to meet with the Read 180 product development teams, discuss the program, and give feedback on upcoming enhancements.
- Fayetteville High School received the 2009 College Readiness Award from the Arkansas ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the last five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness.
- The Arkansas Department of Education selected the Fayetteville School District to be a recipient of an Enhancing Education Through Technology grant for 2009-2010. This award, worth $99,550, will be used to increase the academic performance and technological literacy of all geometry students and will be focused on closing the achievement gap for Mathematics in all secondary schools.
- The fourteen National Merit Semifinalists from FHS were offered Chancellor's Scholarships from the University of Arkansas Honors College. The semifinalists are Mathias Bellaiche, Sue Breden, Pete Brooks, Benjamin Costrell, Zoe Curlee-Strauss, Mary Guthrie, Robert Hills, Kate Ivey, Yibo, Jia, Melissa Richardson, Gabe Trumbo, Annie Wang, California Wang, and Rachel Yeager.
- The Fayetteville School District was named the #2 district in the U.S. in the medium-sized district category by e.Republic's Center for Digital Education, the National School Boards Association and Converge Online magazine.
- The Woodland Jr. High Volleyball team completed a undefeated season on Saturday by winning the 2009 7A West Regional championship over Springdale Southwest.
- Vandergriff Elementary School was named a 2009 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Facts and highlights:
- FPS was chartered by the state of Arkansas in 1871, which makes it the first chartered school district in the state.
- Fayetteville was the first school district in the South to voluntarily integrate its schools following the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. The school district was integrated without incident only three months after the decision was handed down.
- FPS operates 15 campuses, with more than 1.4 million square feet of floor space, on 290 acres of property, educating approximately 8,400 students, and supported by 1,288 staff members.
- In 2007, Sports Illustrated ranked the Fayetteville High School athletic program as the #1 athletic program in Arkansas for the third consecutive year. SI also ranked FHS as the 19th best in the U.S. in 2005.
- Newsweek magazine ranked Fayetteville High School as one of the top 4% of high schools in the U.S. in 2005, based on the number and outcome of Advanced Placement exams taken by FHS students.
- Fayetteville High School annually leads the state in the number of Advanced Placement Scholars.
- The FHS Band was selected to march in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl Parade, and was the first band from Northwest Arkansas to march in the Tournament of Roses Parade in January, 2006. The band returned to New York to march in the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band first marched in the Macy's Parade in 1997.
- Fayetteville annually has a greater percentage of its students accepted to the Arkansas Governor's School than does any other school district in the state.
- Fayetteville High School annually has the highest average ACT score of any high school in Arkansas.
- Our Gifted & Talented Education Program was named the best in Arkansas in 2008. It was the fifth time the program has received the award in the last twelve years.
- Fayetteville High School graduates are annually accepted into the finest universities in the nation, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Duke, Vanderbilt, Vassar, Princeton, and all three military academies.