Award Year: 2013

Bergman Elementary School

P. O. Box 1
Bergman, AR, 72615-9998

(870) 741-6404

Debbie Atkinson, Principal at time of Nomination

Bergman Public Schools

School Website


Educating Students Today For Success Tomorrow

Student Demographics
  • White: 97%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Native American: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

At Bergman Elementary—home of the Panthers, our vision is to provide all students with a quality educational environment by: promoting academic success, instilling a continued quest for learning; creating opportunities for active community involvement; and fostering an atmosphere that is safe, secure, and respectful. By developing a partnership with our families and the community, we are confident that our vision will be achieved one student at a time.

Our school includes 409 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. One-fourth of our students live outside the district. Despite the distance, parents continuously choose to enroll their children in Bergman. The love for our school has remained strong throughout the years in the community as many of our staff members are Bergman graduates. By involving students, staff, and parents, we have been able to surpass other schools. We believe engaging families is crucial in the educational process.

Celebrating our successes is an important part of the Bergman atmosphere. School pride for our Panthers runs throughout our district. You will see blue and gold days with painted faces and team jerseys during Spirit Week. During our Monday Morning assemblies, we recognize individual student achievements. Our administration honors teachers with a year-end gathering to show appreciation for their contributions throughout the year.

We strive to provide the latest research-based instructional practices while managing highly effective Professional Learning Communities (PLC). This has not only helped student growth, but it has also built strong, positive relationships among staff members.

Our staff is devoted to maintaining a collaborative culture that is student-centered, and we are proud of our commitment to student achievement and the spirit that runs through our community.