Arkansas Conway County Public Schools

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Conway County was formed on October 20, 1825, from territory taken from Pulaski County and was named for Henry Wharton Conway, a member of the Arkansas territorial delegation to Congress. Morrilton is the county seat. Conway County landscape is rolling farmlands, forested ridges, isolated mountains and lakes. The county lies in the Ozark foothills with world-renowned Petit Jean Mountain as a breathtaking landmark. On top of the mountain is Petit Jean State Park where Cedar Falls is located and is one of the highest waterfalls in the South. The Rockefeller Museum of Automobiles is a great tourist attraction. Elsewhere, the Arkansas River, Lake Overcup, and Cadron Creek provide floating and excellent fishing. Conway County is home of Winrock Farms, the agricultural enterprise founded on Petit Jean Mountain by the late Arkansas Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller. Approximately 6,000 acres are used in the production of purebred Santa Gertrudis cattle. As of the 2000 census, Conway County had a population of 20,336 residents.

Conway County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 556.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 37.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 21.0%. On the 2000 census form, 98.8% of the population reported only one race, with 13.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.8% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.51 persons compared to an average family size of 2.99 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $45,350. Per capita income grew by 17.9% 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) 20,799 Covered Employment 6,960
Growth (%) since 1990 8.6% Average wage per job $29,937
Households (2000) 7,967 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 15.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 10,408 Average wage per job $45,350
Unemployment Rate (2009) 7.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 5.6%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $31,858 Average wage per job $34,583
Median Household Income (2008) $36,026 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 17.1 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 73.2 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.9%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 11.5 Average wage per job $34,577
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1. MORRILTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1203 N St Joseph S, Morrilton, AR 72110
Phone: (501) 354-9443
County: Conway County
Enrollment: 379
Grades: 2-3

2. MORRILTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Address: 1907 Poor Farm Road, Morrilton, AR 72110
Phone: (501) 354-9476
County: Conway County
Enrollment: 525
Grades: 4-6

3. MORRILTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1400 Poor Farm Road, Morrilton, AR 72110
Phone: (501) 354-9437
County: Conway County
Enrollment: 296
Grades: 7-8

4. MORRILTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 1008 W Childress, Morrilton, AR 72110
Phone: (501) 354-9423
County: Conway County
Enrollment: 453
Grades: PK-1

5. MORRILTON SR. HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 701 E Harding St, Morrilton, AR 72110
Phone: (501) 354-9430
County: Conway County
Enrollment: 732
Grades: 9-12

6. NEMO VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 5690 Hwy 9, Center Ridge, AR 72027
Phone: (501) 893-2435
County: Conway County
Enrollment: 265
Grades: PK-5

7. NEMO VISTA HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 5690 Hwy 9, Center Ridge, AR 72027
Phone: (501) 893-2811
County: Conway County
Enrollment: 150
Grades: 9-12

8. NEMO VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 5690 Hwy 9, Center Ridge, AR 72027
Phone: (501) 893-2925
County: Conway County
Enrollment: 116
Grades: 6-8

9. RIVER VALLEY VOCATIONAL CENTER
Address: 1905 Poor Farm Road, Morrilton, AR 72110
Phone: (501) 354-9475
County: Conway County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

10. WONDERVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 2436 Hwy 95, Hattieville, AR 72063
Phone: (501) 354-4736
County: Conway County
Enrollment: 232
Grades: PK-6

11. WONDERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 2436 Hwy 95, Hattieville, AR 72063
Phone: (501) 354-8668
County: Conway County
Enrollment: 207
Grades: 7-12