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Office Number: 479-646-0834

Fax Number: 479-648-8262

Address: 1600 Cavanaugh Rd., Fort Smith, AR 72908


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Fast Facts

Beard Elementary opened its doors for the first time November 11, 1968. The school was named after Mr. Charles E. Beard.  He was an educator for 56 years.  In the Fort Smith School district he was the principal at Trusty, Spradling, Albert Pike, and Parker Elementary Schools.

We are a K-6 school with a current enrollment of 291. Our student population is approximately 73% Caucasian, 11% African American, 8% Hispanic, 4% Asian, and 4% Native American.

Beard currently has eleven K-6 classroom teachers, a Kindergarten Early Intervention class, a first and second grade Opportunity Center, and a fifth/sixth Special Education self contained classroom. We also provide qualified staff in the areas of ELA, GATE, Title VII, literacy, Reading Recovery, special education resource, art, music, library media, physical education, speech, and counseling.

Beard is a Title I school.

Beard offers a breakfast and lunch summer program.

Our school colors are royal blue and white, and we are the Beard Bears.



This School is accredited by the North Central Association and the Arkansas Department of Education.



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PO Box 1948 | 3205 Jenny Lind Road | Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902

In compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, the Fort Smith Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, or disability in its employment or educational practices. If you have questions regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teachers or paraprofessionals, you are encouraged to ask Mr. Martin Mahan, Executive Director of Human Resources. • Le invitamos a que hable con la Senor Martin Mahan si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre las capacitaciones profesionales de los maestros o asistentes de maestros de sus hijos.

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