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Bryant, AR
Students enrolled: 2,429

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201 Sullivan Dr
Bryant, AR 72022

(501) 847-5605
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June 30, 2013
I graduated from Bryant after having attended schools in Little Rock, and I have to say that given the options within the LRSD, students that attend Bryant have a much better chance to excel. Plus, all of the worth while schools in Little Rock have waiting lists which is how I ended up at Bryant. The teachers are top notch in the state (administration is a different story) and the money in that school goes a much longer way then funding in nearby schools. With that said, comparing any public school in AR to a public school outside this state is not a fair comparison. AR public schools constantly come in last, in the nation, when comparing test scores and literacy/graduation rates. My honest advice is if you live in the area and can't afford private school then send your kids to Bryant.

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2011
This is a good school. The district has experienced growing pains in the past several years because so many people want to attend. The high school campus is in desperate need of upgrade/expansion, but that is in the works and should be complete within a year or so. They offer a good variety of of AP courses. There is a lot of emphasis on athletics, but plenty of opportunities in others areas, as well. However, if you're child is average and doesn't seek out opportunities, they may be lost in the masses.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
The posting who said that Bryant's reading scores are the highest in the county is simply not true. In fact, Bryant is not in the top five in Literacy or Math in the entire state. Check the exit exams, if you don't believe that. Go to the State Dept. web site and check. The bragging doesn't match the performance.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 15, 2009
i believe bryant schools have the capacity to produce exceptional graduates. both of my daughters graduated from bryant. my oldest daughter received a sizeable scholarship from an in-state public university, graduated cum laude with a degree in biology and will start her first year of medical school in the fall. she was submitted by her university faculty as a candidate for a fulbright scholarship. my youngest daughter also received a sizeable scholarship from an in-state public university, is well on track to graduate with honors with a humanities degree. she scored in the 95th percentile on the reading portions of the act. she is spending a month this summer studying in europe. she plans to eventually obtain a phd degree. these girls took full advantage of the excellant ap courses and extracurricular activities available at bryant.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2009
Without Bryant I do not know where I would not have ended up. It is because of Bryant's programs such as EAST and their Inttroduction to Engineering courses that I am where I am. With these courses I was one of few people able to figure out what I wanted to do with my life before college. I will complete my degree Mechanical Engineering in Spring 2010 and I could not be happier.

- submitted by a community member
March 03, 2009
As a former student of the Bryant School district I can attest to the high level that bryant is on. While there are things that need to be improved, many things are in the hands of the students themselves. Bryant doesn't offer a 'sub-par' education as a former review likes to point out. For their child it might have seemed so because unless you put that child in classes on his or her level then it might seem sub-par. Bryant does a fantastic job at offering a wide range of classes on many topics and level. This assures that everyone will have their place. But like I said earlier unless the child or the parent takes the time to asses and realize that they are in the wrong classes you can't really complain about it. I felt that I was extremely well prepared for college and I am excelling there.

- submitted by a community member
January 17, 2009
to small for amount of kids

- submitted by a student
no rating December 22, 2008
Parents and students do not realize how good they have it. With the exception of facilities Bryant High School meets students needs. If a stronger curriculum is needed parents should place their students in the AP program.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
I am not very pleased with this school district. When I moved here I was told that Bryant was the best school district in the area but that doesn't say much I guess. My son attended public schools in 2 other states and Bryant can't hold a candle to them. The academics are sub-par and students aren't encouraged to excel. Students are taught to be average and to do what's always been done. I am seriously considering private education so that my child is actually ready for college when the time comes; without having to take remedial courses. A testament to this is the English and grammar written in most of these reviews.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 03, 2008
I disagree with many of these comments. Many people think bryant school district is great. However, I as a student of Bryant High School am displeased with all aspects of the curriculum as well as the extracurricular. I came from two different high schools in another state and both were excellent public school districts and compared to them, Bryant has very little reason to be so proud. They are often disorganized and it took them months to get me into the computers. It was ridiculus. People who like bryant schools are comparing them to other schools in arkansas and isn't arkansas quite low on the totem pole when it comes to education?

- submitted by a student
September 01, 2008
Bryant is an excellent school. All of the negative comments are from parents who kids are mostly trouble makers or lazy kids who did not do what they were supposed to do. Academics is very strong and the 4x4 block has made all of the end of course scores move up each year. Bryant has the lowest amount of money spent on athletics in the 7A and 6A so people who say they too much is spent on athletics have no idea what they talking about. Its easy to gripe but at least state facts and not your opinions. My son and daughter love the school and neither of them are in sports. The teachers and coaches care about the students and want them to do well after high school.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
the school is a great school for children to learn and prosper. It has an excellent extracurricular and the teachers are great it is a great school in general

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
I graduated from Bryant and loved the school. I was a second generation who attended Bryant. Now my brother's son is going there. While at Bryant, I is was involved in many clubs and took mostly AP classes. This school prepared me for College. As for the pricipal situation, I do not know who is in charge now, but Mr. Spadoni was always fair. Those who don't like this school can go to Little Rock or Benton. Former Student

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 04, 2008
I really like bryant school district....they have been really great with both of my children.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 03, 2007
The counselors are non existent and are more concerned about the elite students instead of taking care of those that truly need counseling. The principal of the high school (11th & 12th) is a totally irresponsible administrator. Teachers and coaches alike look out for only their best interests not the childs'.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
November 15, 2006
This is not a school that I would recommend.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
I would definitely recommend this school to anyone. I was involved in athletics as well as receiving several academic achievement awards, and while a lot of money is spent on athletics, it is worth it. The school spirit and fan devotion is what makes Bryant High School worthwhile. As a recent Bryant graduate, I believe it has a lot to offer, but the most important thing I learned at Bryant was how to survive in real world situations and how to approach other situations in life that not many other schools can teach. Bryant is a terrific school for any child.

- submitted by a former student
January 24, 2006
I would not recomend this school if your student is interested in academic acheivements. Alot of funding goes towards athletics which people can do on their free time, and just seems pointless. My daughter went to Mills which despite its bad reputation, turned out to be better academically suited with the scholars program earning 15 college credits.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2005
Wonderfully, terrific school. My child has been challenged, supported, encouraged, and expected to do his best. The teachers are very open to parental involvement and respond quickly to e-mails and really listen to what you are saying. I couldn't imagine my children attending another high school! They have extra curricular activities to meet everyones interest. The Band program is awesome. The also have a varity of classes to meet everyones interest from Art to Engineering to Nursing....the list goes on and on. My child is a jr and has already earned college credit because of the top rate courses offered. Go Big Blue!

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2005
The reading achievement is the highest in any of the Saline County schools. A few years ago, Bryant was rated the highest in academics in the state. Bryant gets my vote for the best school and also gets my children and my tax money. They excel in Bryant's programs, academic and otherwise. The teachers are A-one, a cut above any district in the county.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
Excellent school. It is up to the student to learn and do their best. I want to extend a big thank you to Alan Peek for standing for and demanding academic excellence! He deserves Teacher of the Year!

- submitted by a former student
May 02, 2005
I attended Bryant schools from 1st grade through 12th grade. I was pretty much an average student; however, I tried hard. I think this is the key to any school, you have to put in something to get something out. I remain involved with this school district because I believe with my whole heart that it is one of the best. I am beginning my student teaching for college this Fall, and have already had experience with a lot of other schools. In all of my experiences, none even come close to being the school Bryant is! I think for those that have negative to say they need to go look and see what else is out there, they will find that Bryant is and will remain one of the best schools all around.

- submitted by a former student
October 18, 2004
Me and my wife both graduated from bryant, and it is a really great school. The teachers were always really helpful if you had a problem. I do think the school should go back to the 7 period day, because i dont think the kids are getting enough out of the block scheduling. Football has always been big in the school, but keeping your grades up are the most important things in the school district. I would say that bhs is one of the best schools in the entire state. Go hornets.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2004
This is by far the best school that could possibly be built. The staff is excellent. (with exceptions of a few teachers as every school) the teachers for the most part explain everything good and are all about us students having the best education possible. they respect us, as we respect them. they learn from us. and we learn from them. i would have to rate this school as perfect. thank you.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2004
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- submitted by a student
August 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2004
I would not recommend this school to anyone with a mentally challenged or handicapped child. If you have an IEP, do not expect it to be followed, as they do not care. If your child happens to be behaviorly challenged, watch very closely about how your child is being treated. The only successful children are the ones who are model students, or into athletics.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2004
I attend Bryant High School, and overall it is a great school, but it does need some improvements. The biggest improvement needed is for the funding to not completely focus on football and other major sports. We need healthier foods, and all we have is junk food and vending machines. A lot of the teachers shouldn't be allowed to teach. They are mean to students, or they just rush through the lesson to go get on the internet. The teachers and staff at Bryant are always looking for things to punish the students for. The teachers want students punished all the time, even if it is not needed. We also need new busses that aren't falling apart. Our school doesn't need to focus so much on football, cheerleading, and dance team; our school needs to focus more on academics and treating all the students fairly. Not favoring football players and cheerleaders.

- submitted by a student
July 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2004
My daughter attended Bryant K-12, graduating in 2001. Overall, the teachers were excellent. We experienced 2 who should not be permitted to teach! Their math program needs significant improvement - many students do poorly during high school and need remediation in college for math. Teachers need to communicate better with parents on a routine basis - not just at parent-teacher conferences. Prioritizing their spending/budgets with scholarly activities being first and athletics and other extracurricular activities being last is the single, most significant decision Bryant could make. In real life, the majority of people make a living using their scholarly knowledge, not athletic ability. Their choir program is excellent, but you hear very little about it, even though choir has more first place state awards of all the extra-curricular activities at Bryant! In the big picture, Bryant remains one of the best school districts in the state!

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2004
My son has attended Bryant since K and I would like to say that we have been overall pleased with the school system. I do agree that too much emphasis is spent on football and not equally shared with the other sports that Bryant offers. My son will be a senior this year and loves the block scheduling. However, I feel there are definitely disadvantages in offering this type of class schedule. My husband and I both graduated from Bryant and there have been numerous improvements over the last 20 years. I do think the enthusiam and support the students are allowed to show (especially at basketball games) is not handled correctly and they should be allowed to show more school spirit especially they need more pep rallys, school funtions to promote school spirit.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Both of my sons attended Bryant K-12. Both were active in school related activities. I agree that emphasis is spent on football and not enough on other things, but overall I would rate Bryant a very highly recommended school.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
District spends too much on sports & extra-curricular activities. ($30,000 to resod football field when some classes didn't have enough take-home or in-class texts.) We have many great teachers, but the bad ones are THE WORST. The only parental-involvement wanted at the H.S. is as unpaid labor (landscaping, filing, library work, etc.). We no longer use nationally-comparative tests, just the state test, and students that make A's often score at BASIC proficency. Too many students need remediation @ college. Academic communication is poor.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My son graduated from the Bryant schools and recieved a full-ride to Ouachita Baptist University. Our daughter did k-12 at Bryant schools and is now (2003-2004) studying on a full scholarship in Japan.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Bryant's Stanford results are misleading. As of 2002, among our graduating seniors who were college bound, we had a remediation rate of 51%, our highest ever. This is a common problem for schools using a 4X4 block schedule. This sends students to college not fully prepared for the challenges of college life. The Bryant School District is governed by a politically charged and controversial school board that disrupted the career of one of Bryant's finest superintendents ever. Our new superintendent, however, shows bright promise in standing up to the Board in the future. Bryant has a 'super-campus' that is too large, too sprawling and too disorganized. All of the emphasis seems to be on sports rather than new schools. This district needs to get its priorities straight -- and that means greater parental involvement. Unfortunately, only about 6% of voters participate in school board elections here. As the father of a 1998 graduate, I would not recommend this school until academic reforms are in place.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Bryant provides a safe environment for students. However, there is too much emphasis on athletics and a lot of the school's money goes toward the athletics program instead of the scholar's program. More emphasis should be put on academics and less on winning games.

- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2003
My daughter has attended Bryant Schools since kindergarten, and she is now a Senior. I have been very pleased with both the curriculum and quality of teachers. The school's number of students has grown in leaps and bounds, but the district has handled this well. While there is always room for improvement in any school district, I can't think of a better school in this state for my daughter to attend.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2003
Bryant High School is an overall very good school, excellent for the state of Arkansas. My only complaint is that there seems to be a lot of money spent expanding the school and athletic departments, while our ROTC students, many of whom are working towards scholarships and military careers have to be bussed to Benton High School every day. When they have added activities for ROTC the students must find transportation to the next town. I find it descrimination against the students who strive for excellence and started early working toward their adult goals.

- submitted by a parent
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Bryant High School
201 Sullivan Dr, Bryant, AR  72022
(501) 847-5605
Last modified Bryant High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bryant High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top