The Arkansas Department of Education recently released the names of nine schools in Arkansas that received the distinction of being an "Exemplary School". Newport Jr. High School was identified as one of the nine Exemplary Schools.

The Office of Educational Policy at the University of Arkansas had previously recognized Newport Jr. High as one of the top ten Jr. High Schools in Arkansas and one of the top five Jr. High Schools in Northeast Arkansas. Last week, the Office of Educational Policy released information that cited Newport Jr. High as the number three Jr. High School in Arkansas based on math achievement over the past six years. submitted photo