Award Year: 2018

J. B. Hunt Elementary School

3511 Silent Grove Road
Springdale, AR, 72764-4159

(479) 750-8775

Mrs. Michelle Doshier, Principal at time of Nomination

Springdale

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Mission

Provide a personalized education, foster relationships, and increase knowledge by motivating, challenging, and nurturing all students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 58%
  • Hispanic: 24%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 8%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 23%
Application
Racing for success with parents and teachers at Hunt Elementary.

Racing for success with parents and teachers at Hunt Elementary.

J.B. Hunt Elementary has experienced a socioeconomic and cultural shift in student population since its inaugural year in 2005. Hunt is located in Springdale, Arkansas, on land generously donated by the founder and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport and his family. With this legacy, borders between school, family, and community are fluid. Hunt provides a wide spectrum of meaningful student and family engagement, making school personal, and prioritizing authentic relationships with teachers, families and students.

As a school that mirrors the area’s demographic growth, Hunt passionately embraces the district motto "ALL Means ALL, Teach Them ALL, Learning for ALL." Hunt ensures equal access to a superior education through its mission to provide a personalized education, foster relationships, and increase knowledge by motivating, challenging, and nurturing the whole child. Interactive and hands-on learning, 1:1 technology access, emotional and behavioral support, and extra-curricular enrichment come together in a fun and highly collaborative environment to achieve student growth. Understanding how students learn guides instruction for personalized learning experiences and bridges content understanding across language acquisition barriers. Additionally, positive student growth occurs through planning efficient instruction, vertical team alignment, and professional learning communities that meet to address student needs. Gradual Release is the overarching framework for instruction, allowing teachers to guide, differentiate, and give students the strategies to master deeper content.

Hunt faculty is a family willing to work tirelessly to ensure their vision and prepare all students to be college and career ready, lifelong learners, and productive members of society.