Arkansas Chicot County Public Schools

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Chicot County, a rich, flat farmland, was formed October 1823 by the Territorial Legislature from part of Arkansas County. Its name was thought to have come from the French word “chicot” (stumpy) for the many cypress knees along the river. Lake Village is the county seat. Chicot County is the state’s southeastern-most county and is well known for its rich, fertile soil. Agriculture is strong; cotton, rice and soybeans are the big three with catfish farming and processing gaining, with the capabilities of processing up to 170,000 pounds a day. Lake Chicot offers many recreational opportunities. The lake is 22 miles long and is the largest oxbow lake in the nation. At the end of the lake, the state park offers cabins, a swimming pool, fishing, boating, camping, tours, picnicking, and many other recreational opportunities. Many plantation homes are also located in the county. As of the 2000 census, Chicot County had a population of 14,117 residents.

Chicot County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 644.0 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 18.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 22.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 54.0% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.9% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.58 persons compared to an average family size of 3.12 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $18,415. Per capita income grew by 33.2% 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) 11,823 Covered Employment 3,584
Growth (%) since 1990 -24.8% Average wage per job $24,941
Households (2000) 5,205 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 12.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 4,929 Average wage per job $18,415
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 2.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $29,699 Average wage per job $39,913
Median Household Income (2008) $24,809 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 30.4 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 64.2 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.8%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 11.7 Average wage per job $37,657
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1. DERMOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 525 East Speedway, Dermott, AR 71638
Phone: (870) 538-1010
County: Chicot County
Enrollment: 255
Grades: KG-6

2. DERMOTT HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 525 East Speedway, Dermott, AR 71638
Phone: (870) 538-1030
County: Chicot County
Enrollment: 228
Grades: 7-12

3. EUDORA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 111 N Archer Street, Eudora, AR 71640
Phone: (870) 355-6010
County: Chicot County
Enrollment: 148
Grades: PK-3

4. LAKESIDE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1110 South Lakeshore, Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: (870) 265-2232
County: Chicot County
Enrollment: 392
Grades: 9-12

5. LAKESIDE LOWER ELEM. SCHOOL
Address: 1110 South Lakeshore, Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: (870) 265-5402
County: Chicot County
Enrollment: 261
Grades: PK-2

6. LAKESIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 1110 South Lakeshore, Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: (870) 265-2970
County: Chicot County
Enrollment: 302
Grades: 6-8

7. LAKESIDE UPPER ELEM. SCHOOL
Address: 1110 South Lakeshore, Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: (870) 265-2906
County: Chicot County
Enrollment: 249
Grades: 3-5