EDUCATION

Public School System:

One of the biggest reasons for the growth of Vilonia over the last few years is the outstanding public school system that is in place. Serving approximately 3,000 students in southeast Faulkner County, the Vilonia School District is progressive yet traditional values and discipline. The schools offer a safe environment where students can concentrate on academics and activities.

 

The school district is a major employer of the community and is the central location for many community activities. One of the districts most valuable resources is community support. Also, partnerships exist with the University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas Tech University to offer students an opportunity to take college courses for credit.

 

The Vilonia School District Board of Education's mission is to support the educational programs of its elementary and secondary schools and, in cooperation with the community, to provide affordable opportunities to ensure students attain the skills and knowledge to prepare them for a successful future and lifelong learning.

 

The Vilonia Early Childhood Learning Center serves about 184 children ages infant to five. The campus employs 25 full-time staff, including six certified teachers. Activities include a music program and physical education program. 

 

The Vilonia School District Parent Center provides several opportunities throughout the year for family enrichment activities. Each day the center has a volunteer staff that provides numerous services to the children. The center offers extended day hours for working parents.

 

Eagles Landing is a childcare program for kindergartners through 12-year-olds that operates at the Vilonia Elementary and Vilonia Primary campuses, year round. Students can do homework, visit a computer lab and library, participate in physical education, and go on field trips. 

 

The district offers outstanding programs for special needs students as well as young people with interest in vocational education, gifted and talented, and music. The district has one of the largest and most recognized band programs in the state with more than 700 participants.

 

The district has a full-time resource officer, who is also a Vilonia city police officer, and has other officers available at activities. Their presence is designed to instill a respect for law and law enforcement, as well as to establish a preventive rather than reactive approach.

Message from Dr. David Stephens, School District Superintendant

Welcome to Vilonia and the Vilonia School District! It is my pleasure to share with you about our school district.

 

The Vilonia School District provides exceptional educational opportunities for students. Not only do we strive to maintain a rigorous instructional program, but one that is relevant as well. We want every Vilonia graduate to be a life-long learner, someone who continuously seeks to learn, grow and contribute to our community and society.

 

We encourage and value input from all stakeholders; parents, students, staff and patrons. We want our district to be the model for the state. “Good enough” just isn’t good enough for Vilonia kids. Our kids should have the best educational experience there is to offer – and that includes the best instructional programs, the best extra-curricular programs, the best facilities and the best team of educators and support staff.

 

If you’re considering a move to the Vilonia area, please feel free to stop by my office. I’ll be happy to show you our school and talk about our plans for the future. If you’re already a part of our district, thank you for your support! I hope you’ll continue to be an active part of our district’s growth. 

 

David Stephens

Vilonia Eagles! Watch us soar!

Recent accomplishments: 

  • Boys Track team won 5A Championship

  • Girls Track team was 5A Runner-up

  • Sent Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Baseball, and Softball to the 5A playoffs

State officers in multiple major clubs: 

  • TSA President, Arkansas

  • FCCLA President, Arkansas

  • DECA President, Arkansas

  • DECA VP Marketing, Arkansas

  • Beta Club President, Arkansas

  • Beta Club President, National

  • FBLA Treasurer, Arkansas

Phone:

501-796-2113

Address:   

P.O. Box 160

11 Eagle St

Vilonia, AR 72173

 

Superintendent:

David Stephens

 

The Vilonia School District is home to multiple educational facitilies and opportunity centers, all united in providing the very best education possible.

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Phone:

501-796-2111

Address:   

1164 Main Street

Vilonia, AR 72173

Principal:   

Matt Sewell

 

Grades 10 - 12

Phone:     

501-796-2037

Address:   

1164a Main Street

Vilonia, AR 72173

Principal:   

Ronnie Simmons

 

Grade 9

Phone:

501-796-2940

 

Address:

49 Eagle Street,

Vilonia, AR 72173

 

Principal:

Lori Lombardi

 

Grades 7 - 8

Phone:

501-796-4643

Address: 

98 S. Mt.Olive Rd,

Vilonia, AR 72173

 

Principal:

Andy Pennington

Grades 4 - 6

(For students who live East of Coker Road)

Phone:

501-796-2112

 

Address:

15 Eagle Street,

Vilonia, AR 72173

 

Principal:

Kelly Walters

 

Grades K - 3

(For students who live West of Coker Road)

Phone:

501-796-2018

 

Address:

#4 Bane Lane

Conway, AR 72032

 

Principal:

Susan Loyd

 

Grades K - 3

Phone:

501-796-4651

 

Address:

5 Naylor Road

Vilonia, AR 72173

 

Director: Dr. Cynthia Booker

 

The Vilonia Early Learning Center / ABC Preschool is a wonderful early childhood program. We strive daily to provide early learning experiences for children that align with the Arkansas’ Child Development Early Learning Standards (CDELS). 

 

Ongoing communication is encouraged and extremely valued. We recognize that every child, parent/family member, teacher, support staff and administrator has a vital role in our school family. We plan with intention to create joyful learning environments which are research-based, early childhood best practices to enrich every student, every day.

 

Cost is sliding-scale, based on income. 

Phone:

501-514-1996 OR 501-328-3616

 

Address:

15 Eagle Street (FEMA BUILDING)

Vilonia, AR 72173

Eagles Landing includes a program on both the Elementary and the Primary campuses.

 

The before school program operates from 6:00 am until the school day begins.

 

The summer program begins the first day after the school year ends. Hours of operation for full days will be 6:00 am - 6:00 pm.

 

A typical schedule includes a minimum of (may vary dependent upon weather and staffing):

30 minutes of instructional enrichment and skill building

30 minutes of outside play

30 minutes of free choice, centers and activities.

Phone:

501-796-2050

 

Address:

4 Bane Lane

Conway, AR 72032

 

While the Parent Center does not have its own website, it does have Facebook.

 

Vilonia Schools' Parent Center is a FREE resource center for parents and other caregivers of Vilonia Schools' students and preschoolers. Services offered through the Center are determined through needs assessment and evaluation surverys administered to these parents, as well as state and federal parental involvement mandates, and include FREE supplemental material to school curriculum, lending library, skill box referral program, classes and workshops of interest to parents.

 

High school graduates, college students and parents wishing to brush up on math and literacy skills may also contact the center for information about adult education classes. The Parent Center offers other classes for adults on topics of particular interest to parents such as Parenting Skills, Nutrition on a Budget, Drug Education and Prevention, and Internet Safety, as well as many others! Adults may also learn basic computer skills and Internet surfing at the Parent Center and take advantage of our Lending Library.

 

The Center has also teamed up with Conway Adult Education Center (CAEC) to provide an opportunity for adults to work toward their General Equivalent Diploma (GED) in Vilonia.

 

VILONIA CITY HALL

P.O. Box 188

18 Bise Drive

Vilonia, AR 72173

Phone: 501-796-2534

Fax: 501-796-2513

City Hall Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Court Office: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Revenue Office: Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm