Six Bryant Schools Recognized for Academic Growth and Performance


Six Bryant Schools, out of the state’s nearly 1,110, will share $6.8 million in reward money from the Arkansas School Recognition Program. The program recognizes the top 10% of schools based on academic achievement and the top 10% based on academic growth.


An amount of $100 per student is awarded to schools in the top 5% in student performance or student academic growth. Three Bryant schools scored in the top 5%:


  • Hurricane Elementary (Top 5% Performance) = $54,400
  • Salem Elementary (Top 5% Growth) = $60,100
  • Springhill Elementary (Top 5% Growth) = $60,800


Based on academic performance and growth, schools in the top 6%-10% of performing schools are slated to receive rewards of $50 per student enrolled. Bryant schools receiving this award include:


  • Hill Farm Elementary (Top 6%-10% Performance) = $28,750
  • Hurricane Creek Elementary (Top 6%-10% Growth) = $27,200
  • Salem Elementary (Top 6%-10% Performance) = $30,050
  • Springhill Elementary (Top 6%-10% Performance) = $30,400


  • Collegeville Elementary (Top 6%-10% Performance) = $29,700
  • Collegeville Elementary (Top 6%-10% Growth) = $29,700


  • Bethel Middle School (Top 6%-10% Performance) = $46,400


A school committee made up of the principal, a teacher elected by the school’s faculty, and a parent leader all work together to develop the school’s spending plan. The Arkansas Department of Education must approve the school’s plan for spending the money before the reward is distributed.