Arkansas Drew County Public Schools

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Drew County was formed in 1846 and named for Thomas S. Drew who served as Governor of Arkansas from November 1844 to 1849. Monticello is the county seat. The landscape of Drew County is rich, flat, delta farmland in the eastern half and rolling hills in the western half. Many of the settlers came from Virginia. Spanish, French, U.S., Confederate and Arkansas flags have flown over the territory in Drew County. The Historical Museum, a 14-room mansion is maintained by the county historical society. Sixty of its buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. The economic base for the county is the timber industry, manufacturing of boats, carpets, furniture, and by other service industries. A branch of the University of Arkansas is located in Monticello. Bayou Bartholomew, the longest bayou in the world, runs the length of the eastern side of the county. Hunting and fishing in the area offer several recreational activities. As of the 2000 census, Drew County had a population of 18,723 residents.

Drew County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 828.2 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 22.5 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 23.5%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 27.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.8% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.46 persons compared to an average family size of 2.97 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $21,052. Per capita income grew by 14.1% 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) 18,624 Covered Employment 6,738
Growth (%) since 1990 7.2% Average wage per job $25,711
Households (2000) 7,337 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 11.8%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 8,278 Average wage per job $25,677
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.3 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.9%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $28,309 Average wage per job $42,239
Median Household Income (2008) $34,919 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 20.4 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 73.1 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.9%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 17.3 Average wage per job $42,570
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1. DREW CENTRAL ELEM. SCHOOL
Address: 440 Highway 83 South, Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870) 367-6893
County: Drew County
Enrollment: 437
Grades: PK-4

2. DREW CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 440 Highway 83 South, Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870) 367-6076
County: Drew County
Enrollment: 381
Grades: 8-12

3. DREW CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 440 Highway 83 South, Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870) 367-5235
County: Drew County
Enrollment: 223 5-7

4. MONTICELLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1037 Scogin Drive, Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870) 367-4010
County: Drew County
Enrollment: 502
Grades: KG-2

5. MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 390 Clyde Ross Dr, Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870) 367-4050
County: Drew County
Enrollment: 679
Grades: 9-12

6. MONTICELLO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Address: 280 Clyde Ross Drive, Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870) 367-4030
County: Drew County
Enrollment: 507 3-5

7. MONTICELLO MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 180 Clyde Ross Drive, Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870) 367-4040
County: Drew County
Enrollment: 465
Grades: 6-8

8. MONTICELLO VOCATIONAL CENTER
Address: 741 Scogin Drive, Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870) 367-4060
County: Drew County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12