Looking at the most recent data, Haas Hall Academy receives the least amount of money per child than any other school in the state of Arkansas. Haas Hall Academy also has a higher rate of return per dollar than any other school, traditional or charter, in the state of Arkansas.
Haas Hall Academy’s Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program (ACTAAP) test scores are consistently double-digits above the state and regional averages. Haas Hall Academy has the lowest college remediation rate of any public school in the state.
Act 35 of 2003 required the Arkansas Department of Education to establish a numerical ranking system on a scale of 1 to 5 in which the ranking of 1 refers to a “low-achieving school in immediate need in improvement” and a 5 is given to “a school of excellence.” In 2010, the inaugural and only year for ranking system data, Haas Hall Academy was recognized as a school of excellence by meriting a 5 ranking in the Achievement Status Ratings for Arkansas schools. Haas Hall Academy was the only school in the state of Arkansas to earn this distinction for every grade level it serves, 8-12.
In 2010, the University of Arkansas’ Department of Education Reform Office of Education Policy produced the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards highlighting high achieving Arkansas schools. Haas Hall Academy was the only school in the state to be named #1 or # 2 in all 4 categories: Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, and Literacy.
Haas Hall Academy received the 2011 College Readiness Award from the Arkansas ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past 5 years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness. According to the Washington Post, Haas Hall Academy is ranked in the top .04% of high schools in the nation for graduates prepared for college.
In 2011, the University of Arkansas’ Department of Education Reform analyzed all public school test scores and gave each school a GPA based on the academic achievement of all of its students. Haas Hall Academy received the highest GPA in the state of Arkansas for 8th grade benchmark examinations (3.53). Haas Hall Academy also received the highest GPA (3.51) for all end-of-course exams: Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, and Literacy 11.
In 2012, the University of Arkansas’ Department of Education Reform analyzed all public school test scores and gave each school a GPA based on the academic achievement of all of its students. Haas Hall Academy received the highest GPA in the state of Arkansas for 8th grade benchmark examinations (3.86) an increase of 0.33 from 2011. Haas Hall Academy also received the highest GPA (3.61) an increase of 0.10 from 2011, for all end-of-course exams: Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, and Literacy 11.
In 2012, Haas Hall Academy was awarded an unprecedented 10 year charter renewal by the Arkansas State Board of Education in April. This is the longest charter renewal in the history of our state.
Haas Hall Academy is recognized by the Arkansas Department of Education as an exemplary school. This outstanding accomplishment is a tribute to our focused, continuous pursuit of academic excellence for all scholars.
Haas Hall Academy is the number #1 ranked high school in the state of Arkansas according to U.S. News and World Report. Haas Hall Academy is also recognized as the 215th ranked public high school in the nation in Newsweek’s Top 1,000 public high schools. There are 27,468 public high schools in the United States.
Haas Hall Academy dedicated to providing its scholars with the finest, accelerated college preparatory education. Haas Hall Academy receives the state minimum foundation aid per child—but does not receive any additional monies from local millages.
Open-enrollment charter schools, like Haas Hall Academy, do not receive funds for facilities or transportation. Nationally, on average, charter schools are receiving 40 percent less funding than conventional public schools.
Charter schools are public schools and should receive the same types and amounts of funding as conventional district schools but we do not. In northwest Arkansas the discrepancy in funding is substantial.
Haas Hall Academy:
Expenditures per scholar, $5,477; District total mills, N/A;
Haas Hall Academy is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and has been blessed with a wide range of benefactor support. If you or your organization would like to become a friend to Haas Hall Academy, please contact Dr. Martin W. Schoppmeyer, Jr. @ (479) 966.4930.
You may also participate in Haas Hall Academy's Annual Fund. Your donation of money, supplies and/or gifts are tax deductible.
Haas Hall Academy: Every Scholar, Every Day—College Bound!