Average Teacher Salary in Fort Smith School District

The average teacher salary in Fort Smith School District is $39,612.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $26,778 $15,161 $17,754 $23,758 $34,705 $41,383
Kindergarten $41,683 $31,878 $35,807 $41,186 $48,114 $53,328
Elementary $42,111 $33,261 $36,350 $41,174 $47,696 $53,733
Middle school $42,790 $33,508 $36,901 $42,101 $48,042 $53,974
High school $44,699 $33,021 $37,348 $43,828 $51,877 $61,199

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,873
  • Full time teachers: 923
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 15 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 132
  • Instructional Coordinators: 10
  • Elementary Teachers: 346
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 100
  • Pre-K Teachers: 10
  • High School Teachers: 364
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 12,662

Financial Statistics for Fort Smith School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $46,484,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $61,411,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $16,964,000
  • Total revenue: $124,859,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $64,259,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $71,920,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $20,515,000
  • Expenditures per student: $2,298,000
  • Total expenditures: $123,627,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $30,955,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $5,307,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $2,002,000

Information on Schools within Fort Smith School District

Elementary Schools within the Fort Smith School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Albert Pike Elementary School
4111 Park Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903
479-783-4506
  • Total: 433
  • Kindergarten: 71
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 71
  • 4th grade: 55
  • 5th grade: 56
  • 6th grade: 56
17 to 1 26 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Ballman Elementary School
2601 South Q St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-783-1280
  • Total: 340
  • Kindergarten: 56
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 45
  • 3rd grade: 50
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 42
  • 6th grade: 41
14 to 1 24 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Barling Elementary School
1400 D St
Barling, AR 72923
479-452-0211
  • Total: 322
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 49
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 45
  • 4th grade: 55
  • 5th grade: 44
  • 6th grade: 39
15 to 1 21 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Beard Elementary School
1600 Cavanaugh Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72908
479-646-0834
  • Total: 294
  • Kindergarten: 24
  • 1st grade: 53
  • 2nd grade: 48
  • 3rd grade: 50
  • 4th grade: 41
  • 5th grade: 44
  • 6th grade: 34
13 to 1 23 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Bonneville Elementary School
2500 South Waldron Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
479-478-3161
  • Total: 325
  • Kindergarten: 59
  • 1st grade: 49
  • 2nd grade: 48
  • 3rd grade: 47
  • 4th grade: 39
  • 5th grade: 44
  • 6th grade: 39
16 to 1 21 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Carnall Elementary School
2524 South Tulsa St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-646-3612
  • Total: 261
  • Kindergarten: 42
  • 1st grade: 26
  • 2nd grade: 32
  • 3rd grade: 51
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 51
  • 6th grade: 28
15 to 1 18 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Cavanaugh Elementary School
1025 School St
Fort Smith, AR 72908
479-646-1131
  • Total: 195
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 25
  • 2nd grade: 24
  • 3rd grade: 25
  • 4th grade: 25
  • 5th grade: 28
  • 6th grade: 28
14 to 1 14 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Elmer H. Cook Elementary School
3517 Brooken Hill Dr
Fort Smith, AR 72908
479-646-8880
  • Total: 623
  • Kindergarten: 80
  • 1st grade: 100
  • 2nd grade: 91
  • 3rd grade: 100
  • 4th grade: 67
  • 5th grade: 83
  • 6th grade: 102
19 to 1 33 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Euper Lane Elementary School
6601 Euper Ln
Fort Smith, AR 72903
479-452-2601
  • Total: 455
  • Kindergarten: 70
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 60
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 63
  • 5th grade: 59
  • 6th grade: 61
15 to 1 31 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Fairview Elementary School
1 Robin St
Camden, AR 71701
870-231-5434
  • Total: 494
  • Pre-k: 60
  • Kindergarten: 98
  • 1st grade: 96
  • 2nd grade: 98
  • 3rd grade: 99
  • 4th grade: 84
  • 5th grade: 84
  • 6th grade: 84
17 to 1 29 Prekindergarten 1st Grade
Harry C. Morrison Elementary School
3415 Newlon Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72904
479-782-7045
  • Total: 240
  • Pre-k: 40
  • Kindergarten: 39
  • 1st grade: 25
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 3rd grade: 25
  • 4th grade: 28
  • 5th grade: 22
  • 6th grade: 21
15 to 1 16 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Howard Elementary School
1301 North 8th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-783-7382
  • Total: 442
  • Pre-k: 60
  • Kindergarten: 59
  • 1st grade: 52
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 52
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 52
  • 6th grade: 57
18 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
John P. Woods Elementary School
3201 Massard Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
479-452-5808
  • Total: 480
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 75
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 67
  • 6th grade: 83
19 to 1 26 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Raymond E. Orr Elementary School
3609 Phoenix St
Fort Smith, AR 72903
479-646-3711
  • Total: 414
  • Pre-k: 20
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 50
  • 4th grade: 59
  • 5th grade: 58
  • 6th grade: 48
17 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Spradling Elementary School
4949 Spradling Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72904
479-783-8048
  • Total: 454
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 66
  • 2nd grade: 73
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 62
  • 5th grade: 62
  • 6th grade: 56
17 to 1 27 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Sunnymede Elementary School
4201 North O St
Fort Smith, AR 72904
479-783-6327
  • Total: 619
  • Kindergarten: 80
  • 1st grade: 94
  • 2nd grade: 96
  • 3rd grade: 99
  • 4th grade: 84
  • 5th grade: 82
  • 6th grade: 84
19 to 1 33 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Sutton Elementary School
5001 Kelley Hwy
Fort Smith, AR 72904
479-785-1778
  • Total: 525
  • Kindergarten: 95
  • 1st grade: 71
  • 2nd grade: 72
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 67
  • 5th grade: 85
  • 6th grade: 70
16 to 1 32 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Tilles Elementary School
815 North 16th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-785-5606
  • Total: 489
  • Pre-k: 20
  • Kindergarten: 64
  • 1st grade: 80
  • 2nd grade: 55
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 80
  • 5th grade: 57
  • 6th grade: 55
16 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Trusty Elementary School
3300 Harris Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72904
479-783-7720
  • Total: 354
  • Kindergarten: 54
  • 1st grade: 48
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 50
  • 4th grade: 55
  • 5th grade: 47
  • 6th grade: 51
15 to 1 23 Kindergarten 6th Grade

Middle Schools within the Fort Smith School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Dora Kimmons Jr. High School
2201 North 50th St
Fort Smith, AR 72904
479-785-2451
  • Total: 765
  • 7th grade: 249
  • 8th grade: 255
  • 9th grade: 261
13 to 1 59 7th Grade 9th Grade
L. A. Chaffin Jr. High School
3025 Massard Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72903
479-452-2226
  • Total: 767
  • 7th grade: 270
  • 8th grade: 247
  • 9th grade: 250
15 to 1 52 7th Grade 9th Grade
Ramsey Junior High School
3201 Jenny Lind Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-783-5115
  • Total: 931
  • 7th grade: 322
  • 8th grade: 300
  • 9th grade: 309
16 to 1 58 7th Grade 9th Grade
William O. Darby Jr. High School
616 North 14th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-783-4159
  • Total: 561
  • 7th grade: 189
  • 8th grade: 174
  • 9th grade: 198
10 to 1 56 7th Grade 9th Grade

High Schools within the Fort Smith School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Northside High School
2301 North B St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-783-1171
  • Total: 1,348
  • 10th grade: 496
  • 11th grade: 471
  • 12th grade: 381
13 to 1 105 10th Grade 12th Grade
Southside High School
70 Scott Dr
Batesville, AR 72501
870-251-2662
  • Total: 431
  • 10th grade: 503
  • 11th grade: 532
  • 12th grade: 481
11 to 1 38 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Fort Smith School District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Belle Point Alternative Center
1501 Dodson Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-783-7034
  • Total: 100
  • 7th grade: 6
  • 8th grade: 14
  • 9th grade: 29
  • 10th grade: 19
  • 11th grade: 18
  • 12th grade: 14
7 to 1 14 7th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $18,889
  • Median family income: $40,928
  • Median male income: $23,359
  • Median female income: $16,302
  • Median income of a renter: $22,797
  • Median income of a home owner: $43,745
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    6,025 4,645 4,795 4,175 2,270