Arkansas Howard County Public Schools

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Howard County was formed in 1873 from parts of Hempstead, Sevier, Polk and Pike Counties. Center Point was the County Seat. In 1905, the county seat was moved to Nashville. The Arkansas & Louisiana Railroad ran from Hope to Nashville. Farming was the main source of income but now Howard County has several large industries that provide approximately 4,500 jobs. As of the 2000 census, Howard County had a population of 14,300 residents.

Howard County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 587.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 24.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 25.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 21.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 5.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.55 persons compared to an average family size of 3.04 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $28,626. Per capita income grew by 0.0% 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) 14,291 Covered Employment 7,562
Growth (%) since 1990 5.3% Average wage per job $27,464
Households (2000) 5,471 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 53.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 6,275 Average wage per job $28,626
Unemployment Rate (2009) 7.5 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 3.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $27,013 Average wage per job $34,564
Median Household Income (2008) $33,219 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 21.3 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 70.7 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.7%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 11.6 Average wage per job $28,318
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1. DIERKS HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 124, Dierks, AR 71833
Phone: (870) 286-3234 Howard County
Enrollment: 229
Grades: 7-12

2. JOANN WALTERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 70, Dierks, AR 71833
Phone: (870) 286-2015 Howard County
Enrollment: 330
Grades: PK-6

3. MINERAL SPRINGS ELEM. SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 189, Mineral Springs, AR 71851
Phone: (870) 287-4746 Howard County
Enrollment: 213
Grades: KG-6

4. MINERAL SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 189, Mineral Springs, AR 71851
Phone: (870) 287-4747 Howard County
Enrollment: 179
Grades: 7-12

5. NASHVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 200 Immanuel St, Nashville, AR 71852
Phone: (870) 845-3262 Howard County
Enrollment: 418
Grades: 4-6

6. NASHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1301 Mt Pleasant Dr, Nashville, AR 71852
Phone: (870) 845-3261 Howard County
Enrollment: 391
Grades: 10-12

7. NASHVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1000 N Eighth St, Nashville, AR 71852
Phone: (870) 845-3418 Howard County
Enrollment: 461 7-9

8. NASHVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 1201 N Eighth St, Nashville, AR 71852
Phone: (870) 845-3510 Howard County
Enrollment: 753
Grades: PK-3

9. UMPIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 60, Umpire, AR 71971
Phone: (870) 583-2141 Howard County
Enrollment: 72
Grades: PK-6

10. UMPIRE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 60, Umpire, AR 71971
Phone: (870) 583-2141 Howard County
Enrollment: 59
Grades: 7-12