Conway Public Schools District Overview
Conway Public Schools' student enrollment (as of October 1, 2020) stands at 9,858. This year, we saw fewer students enroll in elementary grades overall, especially Kindergarten. Secondary enrollment, particularly at Junior High and High School held fairly steady.
Our student population consists of 9,858 unique young men and women. Represented among them, our demographic reports identify six races, with some students belonging to two or more races.
2020-21 CPSD Demographic Profile:
African American: 29.36%
Native American: 0.19%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.04%
Two or more Races: 4.63%
The number of students served by the Conway Public Schools in our Gifted and Talented Program, Special Education Program, and English Language Learners Program have remained steady over the last several years.
2020-21 Special Programs Enrollment:
Gifted/Talented: 809 Students
Special Education: 1258 Students
ELL: 547 Students
The large majority of the Conway Public Schools' budget expenditures are spent on our people: certified employee salaries, classified employee salaries, and employee benefits/matching.
CPSD 2020-21 Budget Expenditures:
Certified Salary: 45.7%
Classified Salary: 11.9%
Non-Contracted Wages: 1.1%
Debt Service: 9.3%
Non-Instructional Expenditures: 3.0%
53.6% of Conway Public Schools' students qualify for free/reduced lunch during the 2020-21 school year. This number is used for much more than just meal status. The district's free/reduced lunch percentage qualifies our district and our individual schools for funding and programs at the national level that help our students inside and outside of the classroom.
There are 16 schools in the Conway Public School District: 1 Pre K, 9 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 1 junior high, and 1 high school.
2020-21 Enrollment Numbers by level:
Pre-K (1): 187
Elementary Schools (9): 3,842
Middle Schools (4): 2,339
Junior High School (1): 1,516
High School (1): 2,161
Total Schools (16): 9,858 Students