Charleston students in kindergarten through sixth grade have been identified by the Arkansas Department of Education as one of the top 20% performing groups in Arkansas.

The Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program provides financial awards to public schools that experience high student performance and student academic growth. As a result of Charleston students’ academic success, the school will receive $20,364. This one time award will be used to maintain and promote academic performance.

"We are very pleased to learn that our school has been listed among the top schools in the state, but we are not surprised. We know that we have an excellent faculty and staff working with an amazing group of students who want to learn," said Mr. Jeff Stubblefield, Superintendent.

It’s also important to recognize that positive, continued support of parents and our community is a key aspect to the success of our district. This award is the result of a combination of efforts, and the community can be very proud of the vital role it plays as we strive for continuous improvement, Stubblefield added.