District News

Congratulations to Siloam Springs High School

Siloam Springs High School receives a Silver Medal from U.S. News and World Report.  The high school ranked 16th in the state and 1886th across the nation.  Click here to see the report.


School Choice

Under the School Choice Act of 2013 and by School Board policy 4.5 the Siloam Springs School District is a “Choice School” for the 2014-2015 school year.

Arkansas students residing outside the District may make written application to attend Siloam Springs Schools by applying on or before June 1, 2014. For information contact the Superintendent’s office at 524-3191.  Certain provisions and restrictions do apply.  


School Calendar Changed
The district calendar was revised again at the February school board meeting to accommodate the days missed due to inclement weather. Please note the quarter end dates that have changed as well.  The official district calendar is listed first in the District Calendars link left .

REMINDER: Keep our kids SAFE!

Act 37 of the 2011 Arkansas General Assembly prohibits drivers from using handheld wireless telephones while operating motor vehicles when passing a school building or school zone during school hours when children are present and outside the building, except in cases of emergency.


2013-2014 District Teachers of the Year

Honored at August 8 School Board Meeting

Front Row, Teachers of the Year from left to right: Amanda Bunch (Northside Elementary), Heather Woodruff (Allen Elementary), Charity Miller (Southside Elementary), Tammy Walkingstick (Middle School), Ken Francis (High School), Michelle Eichler (Arkansas Early Childhood Teacher of the Year)

Back Row, School Board Members from left to right: Brian Lamb, Brent Butler, Chuck Hyde,
Louie Thomas and Superintendent Ken Ramey.



Eichler Named Outstanding Early Childhood Professional of Arkansas for 2013

Pre-K Teacher Michelle Eichler was recently one of two teachers in northwest Arkansas named Outstanding Early Childhood Professional of Arkansas for 2013 by The Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.  Pre-K teachers are nominated by early childhood directors and other early child educators.   Finalists are required to provide further information such as personal philosophy of early childhood care and education, examples of work that has made a difference or had an impact on children, students or families, and personal vision for the early childhood field in Arkansas. Pictured with Michelle is Tonya Williams, Director of The Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.  


Markovich Named Alternative Learning Educator of the Year
Michele Markovich was awarded the Alternative Learning Educator of the year for the State of Arkansas at its 2013 State Convention held at the Convention Center in Hot Springs Wednesday July 10, 2013.  Across the state of Arkansas, there are 400 ALE programs and over 10,000 students enrolled in ALE schools in Arkansas.  To be selected as Educator of the Year is a significant accomplishment for Michele Markovich and her staff at Main Street Academy.   Michele has over 15 years of experience in working in Siloam Springs in Alternative Education.  Her entire staff was present when she was surprised in receiving this award in front of the entire conference audience.  She received a standing ovation from all in attendance.  The Main Street faculty and especially Eric Tiger, counselor and assistant director played a significant role in Michele being selected.

Also, present were her husband and three children who surprised her by secretly attending.  Michele is a great leader for Siloam Springs in her commitment to these students for the patience and dedication along with her love for each student at Main Street Academy.  Congratulations to Michele Markovich and her entire staff for this deserved recognition.

District Information

District Information

Located in the foothills of the Arkansas Ozarks, Siloam Springs is a growing community that embraces both the town’s proud history and its bright economic future.   Siloam, with a population of 15,000, was named one of the Top Twenty Best Small Towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine in 2012.

With tremendous support from the community, the Siloam Springs School District has made its mission to change lives through educational excellence.  That excellence manifests itself in a state-recognized, Better Beginnings pre-k all the way to a newly-built, award-winning high school.  Community members volunteer time, hard work, and financial support to help build a great school system at every grade level.  Our local scholarship program is considered outstanding by state and national standards.   Graduating seniors have received over seven million dollars in scholarship money donated by individuals and businesses in the community over the past thirty-three years.

Siloam Springs is also home to John Brown University, rated as number one among Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report.  The Siloam Springs School District and John Brown University have a long-standing partnership that helps this small district achieve big results.


Thursday, May 8
School Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
This meeting will be held in the Board Room located in the South wing of the Middle School which faces Tulsa Street.
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day - No School
Thursday, May 29
Inclement Weather Make-Up Day
Regular School Day
Friday, May 30
Inclement Weather Make-Up Day
Regular School Day
Monday, June 2
Inclement Weather Make-Up Day
Regular School Day