The Arkansas Department of Education Data Center reports there are 1,041 K-12 public schools in the state. Arkansas has 262 school districts, 24 open-enrollment charter school districts, and 15 education service co-operatives. Within these districts, there are 519 elementary schools, 216 middle/junior high schools, and 306 high schools. In the 2020-2021 school year, Arkansas had 33,507 certified teachers, 473,004 K-12 enrolled students, and approximately 33,021 high school graduates.
Outside of the public school system, Arkansas has around 27,000 private school students and 20,000 homeschoolers.