Arkansas Columbia County Public Schools

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Columbia County was formed December 1852, from parts of Lafayette, Hempstead, Union, and Ouachita counties. Columbia was named from the time of the American Revolution and refers to the new American nation, derived from Christopher Columbus. The county seat is Magnolia. Each year Columbia County holds a Magnolia Festival. Columbia County is rolling hills with good land for farming and forests for timbering and cotton as a cash crop. Cattle and poultry are raised throughout the county along with pine tree harvesting. Industry provides most jobs in the county. Southern Arkansas University is located in the county and Logoly State Park is situated on 345 acres of forested coastal plain with 11 natural springs, a visitor center and amphitheater. Lake Columbia, the newest reservoir, is separated into zones, some for fishing, some for pleasure boating, and some with multiple facilities available for recreation. As of the 2000 census, Columbia County had a population of 25,603 residents.

Columbia County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 766.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 31.1 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 1.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.2% of the population reported only one race, with 36.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.45 persons compared to an average family size of 3.03 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $43,839. Per capita income grew by 19.4% 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) 23,854 Covered Employment 9,269
Growth (%) since 1990 -7.2% Average wage per job $33,114
Households (2000) 9,981 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 26.8%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 10,745 Average wage per job $43,839
Unemployment Rate (2009) 9.1 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 3.0%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $32,104 Average wage per job $36,514
Median Household Income (2008) $35,162 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 20.7 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 74.1 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.3%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 16.8 Average wage per job $41,523
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1. CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 456 E North Street, Magnolia, AR 71753
Phone: (870) 234-4911 Columbia County
Enrollment: 676
Grades: 4-6

2. EAST-WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1310 Hollensworth St, Magnolia, AR 71753
Phone: (870) 234-5611 Columbia County
Enrollment: 832
Grades: KG-3

3. EMERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 508 West Main, Emerson, AR 71740
Phone: (870) 547-2218 Columbia County
Enrollment: 172
Grades: KG-6

4. EMERSON HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 400 Church Street, Emerson, AR 71740
Phone: (870) 547-2862 Columbia County
Enrollment: 163
Grades: 7-12

5. MAGNOLIA HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 655 Hwy 79 South, Magnolia, AR 71753
Phone: (870) 234-4424 Columbia County
Enrollment: 748
Grades: 10-12

6. MAGNOLIA JR. HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 540 E North Street, Magnolia, AR 71753
Phone: (870) 234-2206 Columbia County
Enrollment: 682 7-9

7. TAYLOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 506 E Pine Street, Taylor, AR 71861
Phone: (870) 694-5811 Columbia County
Enrollment: 174
Grades: KG-6

8. TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 506 E Pine Street, Taylor, AR 71861
Phone: (870) 694-2251 Columbia County
Enrollment: 147
Grades: 7-12

9. WALKER PRE-K CENTER
Address: 655 Highway 79 South, Magnolia, AR 71753
Phone: (870) 234-8827 Columbia County
Enrollment: 95
Grades: PK