I would like to welcome you to the Rose Bud School District. Our district currently has approximately 850 students in kindergarten through grade 12 and we also have an ABC early childhood classroom for three and four year old students.
The district employs 70 certified staff members which helps us keep a very desirable student/teacher ratio. We also employ 18 classified staff members who offer direct assistance to the teaching staff. Our academic program in Rose Bud is very strong. In 2012-2013 our graduating class was offered approximately one million dollars in college scholarships.
We have a wide variety of vocational offerings in Rose Bud as well. Vocational students can choose from at least eleven vocational programs of study. Our district’s ideal size allows us to keep that small town feel, while also allowing us to offer the academic experience and vocational opportunities of much larger districts. Please stop by for a tour of our schools or feel free to call me at 501-556-5815 if I you need any more information regarding our school district.
We are excited to be in our new building addition! It is approximately 5000 sq. ft. and contains two new classrooms and a new high school office complex. It was completed in time for the 2014-2015 school year which began on August 18, 2014. The overall cost of construction was $912,404. The project also included the renovation of the old office space into an additional classroom.
Our high school staff and administration have really enjoyed the new addition.
Being a high performing school not only draws recognition and honor, but it now results in direct financial incentives to build upon that success.
In the 2013-14 school year, 206 public schools were recognized as high performing schools through the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program. The program recognizes the top 20 percent of schools based on academic achievement, academic growth and graduation rates.
To honor Rose Bud Elementary School, Senator Missy Irvin joined Rep. Joe Farrer and Rep. John Payton in a presentation at 124 School Road in Rose Bud on Thursday, April 24th at 9:00 a.m. The top 20 percent performing school received $19,266.93.
"Academic achievement and growth not only mean students are getting a quality education; they result in additional funds for high performing schools," Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell said.
Pictured from left to right are Rep. Joe Farrer, Rep. John Payton, Curtis Spann - District Superintendent, Bob Jackson - Elementary Principal, and State Senator Missy Irvin.