District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.

Top Rated Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Fort Smith School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

College Success Award

These are some of the best public high schools in Fort Smith School District at preparing students for success in college. The College Success Award recognizes schools that do an exemplary job getting students to enroll in and stick with college, including those that excel at serving students from low-income families.

District Student Progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


District Calendar


District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.


Reviews From Schools in Fort Smith School District

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Current student
April 23, 2024
I´ve been at Chaffin middle school for about two years. This school provides wonderful education. Some specific teacher and staff members who are incredible include Mrs.Davis, Mrs.Borges,... More
Parent / Guardian
October 02, 2023
The office staff is helpful. The teachers seem to care. There isn’t a lot of bullying.
Parent / Guardian
August 03, 2023
Very inconsistent their are a couple of excellent teachers but not nearly enough. The nurse will make your sick child where a mask they have vomited in. The nurse also is known for making false DHS... More
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