• About the FSPS District

    The Fort Smith Public School district is a destination district built on relationships, collaboration, and a culture of excellence. With over 2,000 employees, FSPS is one of the largest employers in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Our qualified educators provide early childhood, elementary, and secondary education to almost 14,000 students.  

    Fort Smith Public Schools maintains 27 campuses consisting of two high schools (9th-12th grades), four middle schools (6th-8th grades), 19 elementary schools (K-5th grades), an alternative education center, and an adult education center. Our campus family includes the Peak Innovation Center (PEAK), a premier, multi-million dollar facility designed specifically for career-focused programming.  FSPS students receive cutting-edge career programming with direct connections to career opportunities at no cost. Students from 22 other school districts throughout the River Valley may also attend and receive the same hands-on approach to learning at PEAK.

    FSPS believes relationships matter and we work collaboratively with our community partners. Together, we work to put student needs first.   In Fort Smith Public Schools we believe that everyone can “Believe, Belong, and Become.”

    Our Mission

    Equip all students with the skills to be productive members of society.


    Believe. Belong. Become.


    1. We will always put student needs first.
    2. We believe relationships matter.
    3. We expect accountability.
    4. We operate with transparency.
    5. We prioritize student and staff safety. 


    We are a destination district built on relationships, collaboration, and a culture of excellence.


    1. Students will master grade-level reading targets by the beginning of third grade. For their remaining school career, they will achieve reading targets at/or above grade level.
    2. Students will perform at/or above grade level in math.
    3. Schools and administrative buildings will be safe, welcoming environments where authentic, productive relationships are valued. 
    4. Our system guarantees relevant classes for every secondary student and maximizes student choice.
  • Believe Belong Become