Arkansas Baxter County Public Schools

Search for public K-12 schools in Baxter County? Congratulations! You have come to the right website where we provide a comprehensive list of all public schools including pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary and high schools. Just scroll down to see these public schools in Baxter County, Arkansas.

Baxter County was formed on March 24, 1873, from parts of Fulton, Izard, Marion, and Searcy counties, and was named for Elisha Baxter, then Governor of Arkansas. Mountain Home is the county seat. The landscape of Baxter County is rugged and mountainous. The county courthouse sits between two of the state’s largest lakes, Bull Shoals and Norfolk. Over the past three decades, the population of Baxter County has boomed. Much of the county’s growth and more than half its tax dollars can be traced to tourism and retirement. Visitors often return to take up residence. Other resources include a technical campus of Arkansas State University and a fine regional medical center located in Mountain Home. The county has a large water-base recreation such as the White River, North Fork River, Lake Norfork, Bull Shoals Lake and the Buffalo National River. As of the 2000 census, Baxter County had a population of 38,386 residents.

Baxter County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 554.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 76.0 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 150.6%. On the 2000 census form, 99.0% of the population reported only one race, with 0.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.21 persons compared to an average family size of 2.65 persons.

In 2008 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $35,627. Per capita income grew by 8.0% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 42,157 Covered Employment 14,868
Growth (%) since 1990 35.2% Average wage per job $29,526
Households (2000) 17,052 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 16.7%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 17,492 Average wage per job $36,466
Unemployment Rate (2009) 8.6 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.5%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $30,596 Average wage per job $34,386
Median Household Income (2008) $34,666 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 23.0%
Poverty Rate (2008) 16.8 Average wage per job $35,627
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 77.5 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.4%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 12.8 Average wage per job $41,998
  • ITYPETRAVEL: features statistic facts of Arkansas, geography location, brief history and major counties.

1. COTTER HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 70, Cotter, AR 72626
Phone: (870) 435-6323 Baxter County
Enrollment: 299
Grades: 7-12

2. GUY BERRY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Address: 1001 Main Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 425-1261 Baxter County
Enrollment: 314 4

3. MOUNTAIN HOME JR. HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 2301 Rodeo Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 425-1231 Baxter County
Enrollment: 326 8

4. MOUNTAIN HOME KINDERGARTEN
Address: 1310 Post Oak Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 425-1256 Baxter County
Enrollment: 344
Grades: KG

5. MTN HOME HIGH CAREER ACADEMICS
Address: 500 Bomber Blvd, Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 425-1215 Baxter County
Enrollment: 1,192
Grades: 9-12

6. NELSON WILKS HERRON ELEMENTARY
Address: 618 North College St, Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 425-1241 Baxter County
Enrollment: 925 1-3

7. NORFORK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 161 Mildred Simpson, Norfork, AR 72658
Phone: (870) 499-7192 Baxter County
Enrollment: 217
Grades: KG-6

8. NORFORK HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 136 Mildred Simpson, Norfork, AR 72658
Phone: (870) 499-7191 Baxter County
Enrollment: 202
Grades: 7-12

9. PINKSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 1301 So College St, Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 425-1236 Baxter County
Enrollment: 920
Grades: 5-7