Springdale's student population is served by the state's second-largest school district, Springdale Public Schools. Twenty-nine campuses provide excellent educational services to its student population which includes 17 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 4 junior high schools, and 4 high schools. Four elementary schools, Westwood, J.B. Hunt, Gene George, and Thurman G. Smith, were presented with the "Gold Award of Distinction" in the Healthier US School Challenge for excellence in nutrition and physical education by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. College prep programs, the International Baccalaureate Programme, and the Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) programs are all offered through the district. Springdale students also have the option of attending the city's private schools with Shiloh Christian School being one of the more well known schools in the city.
Students looking to pursue a degree or jumpstart their college career have quite a few options. Springdale features a campus for Northwest Arkansas Community College and the city is also home to Ecclesia College. Located not too far from Springdale are the University of Arkansas and John Brown University.
Parks and Recreation
Beaver Lake and the Kings, Buffalo and Mulberry rivers are some local hotspots that residents enjoy visiting for canoeing, swimming, and enjoying other water sports. For those who would rather stay on dry land, camping is another popular option and can be done at Withrow Springs State Park and Devil's Den State Park, both which are approximately less than an hour's drive from Springdale.
Seven parks can be found throughout the community with each park offering their own set of amenities for the benefit of residents. Pavilions for special events and large-scale gatherings can be found at Tyson Sports Complex, Murphy Park, J.B. Hunt Park, Bayyari Park, and Luther George/Grove Street. For those who are looking to get a workout during the week, the Springdale Recreation Center has a game room, track, basketball and volleyball courts, and gyms with state of the art equipment and weights for a nominal fee.
Springdale Attractions & Points of Interest
Springdale is home to quite a few local attractions that keep residents and visitors coming back for more. Some of Springdale's most popular attractions include Arvest Ballpark, downtown Springdale, Parsons Stadium, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fitzgerald Station and Farmstead, Tontitown Winery, and much more.
Springdale also has a host of cultural attractions and museums as well, such as the Springdale Public Library, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Arts Center of the Ozarks. The city hosts a Coffee & Cars event the first Saturday of the month from April to October in downtown Springdale. The Arts & Crafts Fairs also take place during the fall and spring months.