Newport High School (Arkansas)
|Newport High School|
|406 Wilkerson Drive
Newport, Arkansas, United States
|School district||Newport School District|
|NCES School ID||0500023|
|Faculty||88.20 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.37|
|Athletics conference||4A Region 2|
|Team name||Newport Greyhounds|
Newport High School is a comprehensive public high school serving students in grades nine through twelve in Newport, Arkansas, United States. It is the sole high school administered by the Newport School District.
The assumed course of study at Newport High School exceeds the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Students engage in regular and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams to obtain at least 24 units beyond the 22 units required by the Smart Core curriculum. Exceptional students have been recognized as National Merit Finalists and participated in Arkansas Governor's School.
Newport is one of twenty high schools to be recognized with the 2012 College Readiness Award by the Arkansas ACT Council in recognition of improving the participation rate of students taking the ACT college readiness exam.
The school's mascot is the Greyhound with black and orange as the school colors.
For 2012-14, the Newport Greyhounds compete in the state's 4A classification within the 4A West Conference of the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA). The Pointers engage in numerous interscholastic activities, including baseball, basketball (boys/girls), cross country (boys/girls), football, golf, track, soccer, softball, tennis (boys/girls), and volleyball, along with marching band, cheer, and dance.
Clubs and traditions
Newport High School offers numerous clubs and organizations for student participation, including: Art Club, National Beta Club, Chess Club, Drama Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), French Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Future Educators Association (FEA), Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Parent Teacher Student Association, Quill and Scroll, and Quiz Bowl.
- "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Newport High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- "School Profile, Newport High School". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- "Arkansas High Schools Receive College Readiness Award". Arkansas Department of Education. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2013.