Arkansas Cleveland County Public Schools

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Cleveland County, a county of rolling hills, was formed April 17, 1873, and was originally called Dorsey County, named for Stephen W. Dorsey, a U.S. Senator from Arkansas, who later fell out of favor with Arkansans. Citizens petitioned for a change of name and in 1885 it was renamed Cleveland County in honor of Grover Cleveland, who had just been elected president of the United States. The county seat is Rison. Timber is the leading industry in the county. The Saline River was used for shipping logs before the railroads came to the county in 1881. The county has extended its economic base to produce tomatoes, broiler chicks and cattle. The Saline River provides excellent fishing and floating. As of the 2000 census, Cleveland County had a population of 8,571 residents.

Cleveland County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 597.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 14.1 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 29.8%. On the 2000 census form, 99.2% of the population reported only one race, with 13.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.6% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.60 persons compared to an average family size of 3.00 persons.

In 2008 educational services was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $26,447. Per capita income grew by 18.9% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 8,436 Covered Employment 1,045
Growth (%) since 1990 8.4% Average wage per job $23,538
Households (2000) 3,273 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 8.8%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 4,177 Average wage per job $25,421
Unemployment Rate (2009) 7.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 7.9%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $31,885 Average wage per job $29,277
Median Household Income (2008) $39,567 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 11.3%
Poverty Rate (2008) 19.5 Average wage per job $16,915
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 73.1 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.0 Average wage per job D
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Address: P O Box 600, Kingsland, AR 71665
Phone: (870) 348-5335
County: Cleveland County
Enrollment: 136
Grades: KG-6

Address: P O Box 600, Rison, AR 71665
Phone: (870) 325-6894
County: Cleveland County
Enrollment: 357
Grades: KG-6

Address: P O Box 600, Rison, AR 71665
Phone: (870) 325-6241
County: Cleveland County
Enrollment: 374
Grades: 7-12

Address: 6760 Hwy 63, Rison, AR 71665
Phone: (870) 357-2211
County: Cleveland County
Enrollment: 286
Grades: KG-6

Address: 6760 Hwy 63, Rison, AR 71665
Phone: (870) 357-8171
County: Cleveland County
Enrollment: 282
Grades: 7-12