Arkansas Fulton County Public Schools

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Fulton County was formed December 21, 1842, from territory taken from Izard County, and is named for William S. Fulton, the last Governor of Arkansas Territory. The county seat is Salem. Landscape of Fulton County is rugged and mountainous. The well-known Mammoth Spring, one of the largest single-outlet springs in North America, is located in the county. Lake Norfork and Horseshoe Bend also provide water sports. Nearly half of the land area of the county is in pastureland. Beef cattle, poultry farming, and feed production are leading agricultural activities. The Saturday night hoedown in Fulton County has been kept alive and is a favorite attraction. In May of each year, Fulton County stages an Old Timer Sailor and Marine reunion, which unites people from all over the country. Also in May several other music festivals are held. As of the 2000 census, Fulton County had a population of 11,642 residents.

Fulton County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 618.2 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 18.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 51.2%. On the 2000 census form, 98.8% of the population reported only one race, with 0.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.5% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.39 persons compared to an average family size of 2.83 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $15,823. Per capita income grew by 37.6% 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) 11,585 Covered Employment 1,994
Growth (%) since 1990 15.4% Average wage per job $23,029
Households (2000) 4,810 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 6.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 5,284 Average wage per job $17,846
Unemployment Rate (2009) 7.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.2%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $26,105 Average wage per job $34,282
Median Household Income (2008) $30,364 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 18.7 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 72.2 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.4%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.5 Average wage per job $30,918
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1. MAMMOTH SPRING ELEM. SCHOOL
Address: 410 Goldsmith Ave, Mammoth Springs, AR 72554
Phone: (870) 625-7213
County: Fulton County
Enrollment: 237
Grades: PK-6

2. MAMMOTH SPRING HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 410 Goldsmith Ave, Mammoth Springs, AR 72554
Phone: (870) 625-7212
County: Fulton County
Enrollment: 208
Grades: 7-12

3. SALEM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 313 Hwy 62e Suite 4, Salem, AR 72576
Phone: (870) 895-2456
County: Fulton County
Enrollment: 388
Grades: KG-6

4. SALEM HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 313 Hwy 62e Suite 2, Salem, AR 72576
Phone: (870) 895-3293
County: Fulton County
Enrollment: 351
Grades: 7-12

5. VIOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 380, Viola, AR 72583
Phone: (870) 458-2511
County: Fulton County
Enrollment: 205
Grades: KG-6

6. VIOLA HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 380, Viola, AR 72583
Phone: (870) 458-2213
County: Fulton County
Enrollment: 190
Grades: 7-12