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Arkansas has a strong commitment to provide every citizen with the opportunity for lifelong learning, from pre-kindergarten through postsecondary and on to continuing education.


Arkansas is ranked fifth in the nation among 50 states and the District of Columbia in Education Week's 2013 "Quality Counts" index, commonly referred to as the nation's education report card.


Saline County, Arkansas, is home to some of the top ranking high schools in the nation. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) also has a campus in Benton along with Pulaski Tech Vocational School.


Bryant Public Schools

From early education on, Bryant excels. Our public schools have for many years boasted of higher achievement scores than others in the state. Now, even before kindergarten, our students are getting ahead.


ALL of our child care centers participate in the Bryant Early Education Coalition, an organization that encourages early childhood education excellence, and the vast majority of these centers have been credentialed through Better Beginnings, our state's quality rating system.


Studies have shown how early learning is key and foundational, and we are committed to it.


To find out more about Bryant Public Schools, click to visit their website.

Benton Public Schools

The Benton School District is dedicated to providing students a world-class education that prepares them for a globally competitive society; that develops lifelong learners and students who can become self-directed in their learning by using a variety of learning strategies to enhance their educational experience; that creates opportunities for all students to succeed by becoming proficient or above in all content areas with an emphasis on literacy, mathematics, and the sciences; that strives to be a district of excellence that competes at the state and national levels in all academic and extracurricular activities; that instills a desire for ethical behavior, integrity, and good citizenship.


To find out more about Benton Public Schools, click to visit their website.

Bauxite Public Schools

The mission of Bauxite Public Schools is to partner with the parents and community to provide a safe and nurturing environment that provides all students an opportunity to learn and to achieve to their fullest potential.


Bauxite Public Schools is an AAAA Public School located in Saline County, Arkansas. Bauxite strives for excellence in all areas including academics, sports, and extracurricular activities. The Bauxite Public School District has an enrollment of 1,596 students and covers an area of 87 square miles.


To find out more about Bauxite Public Schools, click to visit their website.

Harmony Grove Public Schools

Harmony Grove School District is located in Haskell, Arkansas, which is about 25 miles southwest of Little Rock, Arkansas, just off Interstate 30. Our school consists of Harmony Grove High School, Harmony Grove Middle School, and Westbrook Elementary School with approximately 1,160 students in our district.


All schools are located on one 26-acre campus. We are in a rural setting, but it is only a 5-minute drive to Interstate 30/City of Benton and only a 25-minute drive to Little Rock.


To find our more about Harmony Grove Public Schools, click to visit their website.

University of Arkansas Little Rock - Benton Campus

  • Business

  • Psychology

  • Teacher Education

  • Rhetoric and Writing

  • Math

  • Information Technology

Call Saline County Economic Development Corporation with questions about local schools


The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides accessibility to a quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities.


UALR Benton can help you meet your educational goals. Benton courses are taught by UALR faculty. Our students are provided with the same quality instruction and campus life privileges as students at the Little Rock campus. They are also covered by the same academic policies.


UALR Benton also offers lower- and upper-level courses in:

To find out more about UALR Benton, click to visit their website.

Quality of Life

Saline County Sustainability Initiative