Arkansas Clark County Public Schools

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Clark County was formed in 1818. It was named for William Clark, Governor of the Missouri Territory and partner on the Lewis and Clark expedition. The county seat is Arkadelphia. The landscape of the county is hilly terrain in the north, and rolling, pine-covered hills in the south. Agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism comprise the economic base. DeGray Lake, located in the northern part of the county, along with DeGray State Park, attracts visitors and offers a wide variety of recreational activities. Two Universities, Ouachita Baptist and Henderson State, are located in Arkadelphia. As of the 2000 census, Clark County had a population of 23,546 residents.

Clark County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 865.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 27.5 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 9.3%. On the 2000 census form, 98.8% of the population reported only one race, with 22.0% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.4% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.38 persons compared to an average family size of 2.91 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $33,229. Per capita income grew by 21.3% 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) 23,835 Covered Employment 9,871
Growth (%) since 1990 11.2% Average wage per job $27,832
Households (2000) 8,912 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 24.1%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 10,872 Average wage per job $33,229
Unemployment Rate (2009) 7.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 3.0%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $27,849 Average wage per job $32,539
Median Household Income (2008) $34,327 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 21.8 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 75.3 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.6%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 19.8 Average wage per job $39,594
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1. ARKADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 401 High School Road, Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: (870) 246-7373 Clark County
Enrollment: 614
Grades: 9-12

2. CABE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 7780 Hwy 67 South, Gurdon, AR 71743
Phone: (870) 353-4311 Clark County
Enrollment: 264
Grades: 5-8

3. CENTERPOINT HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 755 Hwy 8 East, Amity, AR 71921
Phone: (870) 356-3612 Clark County
Enrollment: 582
Grades: 6-12

4. CENTERPOINT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Address: 111 School Street, Amity, AR 71921
Phone: (870) 342-5377 Clark County
Enrollment: 164 4-5

5. CENTRAL PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 233 N 11th St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: (870) 246-4138 Clark County
Enrollment: 330
Grades: 2-3

6. GOZA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 1305 Caddo Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: (870) 246-4291 Clark County
Enrollment: 471
Grades: 6-8

7. GURDON HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 7777 Hwy 67 South, Gurdon, AR 71743
Phone: (870) 353-5123 Clark County
Enrollment: 244
Grades: 9-12

8. GURDON PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 401 North 10 Street, Gurdon, AR 71743
Phone: (870) 353-4321 Clark County
Enrollment: 323
Grades: PK-4

9. LOUISA PERRITT PRIMARY
Address: 1900 Walnut St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: (870) 246-2260 Clark County
Enrollment: 377
Grades: PK-1

10. PEAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1609 Pine St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: (870) 246-2361 Clark County
Enrollment: 307
Grades: 4-5