Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Bentonville Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Bentonville, AR. It has 17,225 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Bentonville Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1270
161 responses
Average ACT
27
1,140 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,225
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,408
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,063/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A+
Median Household Income
$81,934
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$918
National
$949
Median Home Value
$221,400
National
$184,700

Bentonville Public Schools Reviews

116 reviews
All Categories
I transferred from California before 8 grade, and there is a big improvement between education here in Bentonville then in California. The quality of sports are better too, each sport is more competitive and the coaches help bring out the best in each athlete. The music programs are great, I am personally not in any, but there are so many opportunities and different levels within the band and orchestra programs. There is more variety of food in Bentonville High School available to us students. Our safety here is well taken care of, with a gate around the school and resource officers walking the halls of the school. They give so many different clubs for us students, including an after school club where they provide food and free tutoring. The high school here in Bentonville offers advanced courses like AP and IB for students who need more of a challenge. Bentonville Public Schools are overall a great environment for students.
Start Your Review of Bentonville Public Schools
Rate It!
Almost all of my childhood experience I grew up living in the Bentonville Public School District. I still remember my first day of kindergarten at my new school. I had so many overwhelming emotions because it was my first time in a new environment. That was until I was greeted by one of the office staff members, she assured me that I had the best teacher in school and if I ever needed anything I was always welcome to stop by her office. With her kind words she made my entire day and rest of the year. I have found those kinds of teachers, staff, and peers my entire experience. Our district is a very accepted diverse community and I have made friends with so many people with different backgrounds that include African American, Hispanic, Hawaiian, Asian, Caucasian, Indian, Canadian, Egyptian, and Russian. The other day my mom came up to me and asked that if she was offered a job out of the city if I would want to move, I declined and said Bentonville is always where I would want to be.
Attending the high school, I had amazing opportunities in education. They had focus areas, which allowed me to take more courses that interested me for a future career. Their academics are superior, and their sports and students are amazing. However, the board was very harsh and never listened to ideas from parents or students. They unjustifiably had some acts where our rights were practically stripped from us. We had no voice in the school, and the one time we tried to have a voice about gun violence we were told we would all have detention. So, we walked out, and had our detentions with pride.