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Please pardon our progress as we transition to our new website and mobile apps!  We are excited to offer new ways to connect and stay informed about all things in Arab City Schools.
This year, we will be offering online payments for student fees and activities, streamlined communication services, iOS and Android mobile apps, push notifications, and more!
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Our Principles

Arab City Schools will...
... create an environment of respect where all learners feel safe, accepted, valued, and supported.
... foster a collaborative culture where learners respectfully share and exchange ideas, views, and knowledge.
... promote academic excellence by inspiring a passion for learning.
... provide systems of support to meet the needs of all learners.
... cultivate learners who are reflective and who set goals for academic, extracurricular, and personal growth.
... utilize organizations and programs to develop leaders and enrich learning.
... implement activities and programs that strengthen community and parent partnerships.
... maximize resources and facilities to best meet the needs of learners.
... prepare learners for a successful future.
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Our Mission, Our Vision, & Core Values

Our Vision
Invest in Others ⋅ Serve our Community ⋅ Seek Growth
Our Mission
To shape the future of all learners and our community.
Our Core Values
Enthusiasm ⋅ Excellence ⋅ Integrity ⋅ Relationships ⋅ Unity
"We are passionate about bringing our vision to life every day. Serve Day is a way for our ACS family to say thank you to volunteers, businesses, organizations, and churches for their partnerships.  Together, we are investing in the community we love.”
Stacie Pace, Assistant Superintendent, Arab City Schools

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Principal's Message

Arab Primary School is a preschool through second grade school located in the heart of Arab, Alabama. It is one of four schools comprising Arab City Schools, which is one of the top school systems in the state.
Arab Primary School participates in the Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) and was one of the original “Sweet 16” ARI pilot programs. Classroom teachers at APS receive intensive training in teaching reading and writing in order to implement research-based reading strategies in their classrooms. APS teachers are committed to developing the literacy skills of each student.
Arab Primary School is also an Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) school. Classroom teachers have participated in intensive training in order for the school to receive this designation. Math and science are taught through approaches that engage students in hands on activities and develop higher order thinking skills.
Students participate in weekly enrichment classes offered by the school. The library media center provides students with instruction in library skills, book genres, and authors. The STEM lab provides students with age-appropriate, hands-on science instruction aligned with Alabama College and Career-Ready Standards. Students receive music instruction from a certified music instructor and perform in grade level programs each year. Counseling classes are offered monthly.
Physical education is taught by a certified physical education teacher. Every student participates in physical education for thirty minutes each day. The physical education program has a heated and air-conditioned gym, a designated playground, an open field, and a fenced blacktop playground with basketball goals, bowling, hopscotch, and a variety of other activities.
Arab Primary School continues to grow in student numbers and academic strength every year. Our school provides a small town atmosphere along with all the amenities that every school in the country desires. We welcome you to explore our website and learn more about our outstanding school!
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at the school.

School News

24-25 Kindergarten Registration Information

2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration Information

Incoming kindergarten students who reside within the Arab City Schools' attendance zone may register on Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 23rd. Registration will be held on the Arab Primary School campus from 5:00 until 7:00. Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024.
APS Supply Lists 23-24

APS Supply Lists 23-24

Click here to view the supply lists available for each grade level for the 2023-2024 school year!

At A Glance

  • 97 ALSDE School Grade
  • 51% Faculty with Master's
    Degree or Higher
  • 19:1 Class Size