Best high schools in Arkansas

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April 28, 2022
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Best high schools in Arkansas

As filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron said during a ’96 commencement address at Wellesley College, “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” If that’s the case, high school may be one of the greatest dress rehearsals of all.

It’s a place where students explore their interests, dive into extracurricular activities, finally get the freedom to choose their own classes, and prepare for college or the workplace. For many of these students and their families, public education is key: 48.1 million students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools in 2020; and there are almost 24,000 public high schools in the U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

For many anxious parents, getting their kid into the best of these public high schools is of the utmost importance. Some families even move homes to get into better school districts. However, among all of these thousands of schools, a few stand out for their academic excellence, incredible track records, and the future success of their young students.

Find out how the best high schools in the state stack up against each other, 3 of the 10 schools in the list are private schools. Stacker compiled a list of the best high schools in Arkansas using rankings from Niche.

#10. Rogers New Technology High School (public)
- District: Rogers School District, AR
- Enrollment: 645 (8:1 student to teacher ratio)

#9. Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (public)
- Location: Hot Springs
- Enrollment: 235 (7:1 student to teacher ratio)

#8. Bentonville High School (public)
- District: Bentonville Public Schools, AR
- Enrollment: 3,057 (14:1 student to teacher ratio)

#7. Bentonville West High School (public)
- District: Bentonville Public Schools, AR
- Enrollment: 2,135 (12:1 student to teacher ratio)

#6. Haas Hall Academy At The Lane (public)
- District: Haas Hall Academy, AR
- Enrollment: 329 (16:1 student to teacher ratio)

#5. Haas Hall Academy Bentonville (public)
- Location: Bentonville
- Enrollment: 356 (16:1 student to teacher ratio)

#4. Subiaco Academy (private)
- Location: Subiaco
- Enrollment: 189 (7:1 student to teacher ratio)

#3. The Episcopal Collegiate School (private)
- Location: Little Rock
- Enrollment: 782 (7:1 student to teacher ratio)

#2. Pulaski Academy (private)
- Location: Little Rock
- Enrollment: 1,393 (8:1 student to teacher ratio)

#1. Haas Hall Academy (public)
- District: Haas Hall Academy, AR
- Enrollment: 451 (14:1 student to teacher ratio)

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