Education

The Rogers School District welcomes more than 15,000 students into its 22 schools each year and is dedicated to helping each one reach his or her highest potential. Our district has 15 elementary schools that serve grades kindergarten through fifth grade, four middle schools for grades six through eight, and three high schools for grades nine through 12. We also offer a Pre-kindergarten Center for eligible families and an alternative school.

 

National and State Recognition

We have been recognized both at the state and national level for our high-quality schools and staff. For example, three elementary schools: Bellview, Russell D. Jones and Eastside Elementary, were recently named National Blue Ribbon Schools. U.S. News and World Report ranked both Rogers Heritage High School and Rogers High School among the Best American High Schools based on their high student achievement and strength of their advanced placement programs, which includes 22 course offerings. We also offer a public charter school that is part of the innovative, nationwide New Tech Network. Rogers New Technology High School features an instructional approach centered on project-based learning, a culture that empowers students and teachers, and integrated technology in the classroom.

Each year our students consistently exceed the state and national average on key tests like the state benchmark exams, the ACT college entrance exam and national norm-referenced tests. Student achievements include numerous National Merit Finalists and graduates from highly ranked colleges and universities. Each year, Rogers seniors earn more than $10 million in scholarships.

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Distinguished Educators

Our teachers are dedicated to helping children achieve the skills and knowledge needed for a lifetime of success. We offer our teachers one of the highest career income potentials for teachers in the state. Rogers teachers have recently distinguished themselves as the National P.E. Teacher of the Year, the Outstanding Environmental Educator of the Year, Hero of the Heart award winners, the Walmart State Teacher of the Year, and the National Multi-level Counselor of the Year as well as numerous other recognitions. The district also is a state leader in the percentage of its teachers who have achieved the national gold standard for teaching -- national board certification. Over the years, four Rogers teachers have received one of the highest honors in the country for a teacher when they were selected as a Milken Family Foundation Fellow.

 

Bentonville Public Schools

Students in certain parts of western Rogers (including residents of the Pinnacle and Shadow Valley communities) are enrolled in the Bentonville School District. Over 1,200 certified teachers, support staff and administrators support more than 15,000 students at 18 schools (10 elementary, four middle schools, three junior highs and two high schools. Centerton, Bella Vista, Cave Springs and Little Flock residents also attend Bentonville Schools. Programs throughout the schools are comprehensive and designed to meet the needs of a richly diverse community and student body.

 

Higher Education

We offer a variety of community, state and national higher education institutions, offering opportunities that surpass many of those found in larger metropolitan areas.

The U of A (University of Arkansas) is Arkansas’ major research university and the largest educational institution in the state. Founded in 1871 as a land-grant college and state university, it is consistently ranked among the nation’s top public research universities and best values. The university works hard to ensure a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes plenty of personal attention and mentoring opportunities. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the university as having “the highest possible level of research,” placing it among the top two percent of colleges and universities nationwide. The flagship of the University of Arkansas System, over 26,000 students represent all 50 states and more than 120 countries. The U of A has 10 colleges and schools offering 231 academic programs. For more information visit UARK.edu.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) is a comprehensive, public two-year college that serves and strengthens the community through learning for living. NWACC’s service area is defined by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education as Benton and Washington counties in extreme Northwest Arkansas. The commitment of NWACC to life-long learning can be seen in the quality of instruction it offers, and the variety of programs it has designed to move students into the job market in a minimum amount of time, enrich people’s lives, and prepare them to further their education. Located between Rogers and Bentonville off I-49, NWACC was founded in 1989 and has grown in enrollment to over 8,000 students since the first classes were held in August 1990. The college works closely with the University of Arkansas to provide a smooth transition for students moving to the Fayetteville campus. NWACC’s commitment to workforce development is evidenced by the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, home to Corporate Learning. The Shewmaker Center is a 44,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. It works closely with the area’s major employers, offering customized, on-site training. The Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development consists of four new institutes providing professional development opportunities: Entrepreneurship Institute, Retail Institute, Stribling Sustainability Institute, and the J.B. Hunt Transport Services Transportation and Logistics Institute. Its mission is to enhance regional economic development. NWACC’s Center for Health Professionals opened in 2013. The 83,000 square foot structure features state-of-the-art simulation labs and the latest in green building technologies. The Center houses nursing, respiratory therapy, physical therapist assistant, paramedic, emergency medical technician, fire science, certified nursing assistant and patient care assistant programs. For more information, call (479) 636-9222 or visit NWACC.edu.

Located in Springdale, Northwest Technical Institute has served the people of Northwest Arkansas with quality education since 1975. NTI is nationally accredited by The Council on Occupational Education (COE). The qualified instructional staff provides students the opportunity, challenge, and training to meet their individual needs in today’s world of advancing technology. The Adult Education Center at NTI serves the community by providing free instruction to adults who wish to improve their academic or computer skills, obtain an Arkansas High School Diploma (GED®), learn English (ESL), or study for citizenship. Individuals under the age of 18 may be admitted under Arkansas law guidelines. NTI partners with local businesses and industries to bring quality, customized, short-term or long-term affordable training to companies. As a division of the State Department of Workforce Education, NTI diploma programs offer post-secondary programs to provide training to enter a recognized occupation. These programs generally range from nine to eighteen months, combining classroom instruction with practical skills taught in a lab or practicum settings. Learn more at NWTI.edu.

John Brown University (JBU) is a private Christian university, founded in 1919 in Siloam Springs. JBU serves more than 2,800 students (from 42 states and 40 nations), and was recently ranked the No. 1 College in the South by US News and World Report. The University offers 40 undergraduate majors, including engineering, graphic and web design, family and human services, early childhood education, and business administration. Additionally, the John Brown University Rogers Center offers master’s degrees in business, counseling, education, and visual design, as well as bachelor’s degree completion programs designed for working adults. For more information, call (479) 524-9500 or visit jbu.edu.

Harding University Northwest Arkansas is a satellite campus of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Harding began as a senior institution of higher education in 1924 and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. It is a private, Christian, liberal arts university that comprises over 6,300 individuals from across the nation and around the world. The unique mission of Harding is to provide a quality education which will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals. Learn more about Harding University by calling (479) 268-5812 or visiting Harding.edu/nwa.

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