Annual Report presented at board meeting
By state law, each year school officials are required to disclose certain information during an Annual Report to the Public.
During a Bryant School Board meeting Thursday a video was played to showcase information including the district’s strategic plan, demographics about students and teachers, services that are available to students, student testing scores and the district’s successes.
The Bryant School District has a pre-kindergarten program, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, a junior high school and a high school.
The district had 1,171 staff members and an enrollment of 9,136 students for the 2018-19 school year.
Approximately 38 percent of students are considered lowincome and 13 percent of students receive special education services. Seventy eight students met the requirements of the Mckinney Vento Homeless Act.
Students in the district represent 32 language groups.
Of the teachers in the district, 36 percent have bachelor’s degrees, 56 percent have master’s degrees and 8 percent have advanced degrees. Thirty-nine teachers have earned their national board certifications.
The Class of 2019 had 631 graduates who earned more than $16.4 million in scholarship funds. The graduation rate for the district was 92.26 percent
The district also had an average ACT score of 20.89, which is higher than the state average at 19.86.
Approximately 384 Bryant students earned concurrent credit and 623 students took advanced placement courses.
The Bryant pre-kindergarten
program had 160 students in eight classrooms.
The Food Service Department served 1,800 breakfast and 4,400 lunch meals per day and the Transportation Department had 115 buses transported more than 6,700 students.
At the Hornet Health Center, 1,202 medical patients, 41 eye care patients and 109 dental patients were seen.
Last year, three Bryant schools received an A rating and the other six schools received B ratings. Bethel Middle School and Springhill Elementary School ranked in the top 5 percent of schools for academic performance. Bryant High School ranked in the top 6 to 10 percent of schools for academic growth. Collegeville Elementary School ranked in the top 6 to 10 percent of schools for academic performance.
The Bryant School District received revenues of approximately $116,000,000.
The total expenditures for the year was $157,653.106 with more than $63 million going toward salary and benefits expenditures and more than $70 million for construction projects.
The average salary for a teacher in the district is $56,953.
The district completed several construction projects including Parkway Elementary School and a maintenance, transportation and technology building, Bryant Junior High School, a new cafeteria at Bryant High School and a band shell at Hornet Stadium. Projects still in the works were the PE Facility and Fine Arts Center at Bryant High School and renovations to Hornet Stadium.
The video as well as a as the entire Annual Report is available on the district’s website at bryantschools.org.