Arkansas Lafayette County Public Schools

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Lafayette County was created in October 1827, from part of Hempstead County after the Quapaw ceded their land to the United States in 1818. The county was named for Marquis de Lafayette for his service to the American colonies in the Revolutionary War. The county seat is Lewisville. The landscape is rolling hills, largely forested. Much of the land today is owned by large timber companies, which manage trees for harvest and re-growth. Lake Erling is included in the Lafayette County Wildlife Management Area and is jointly managed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and International Paper Company for public use. Two other lakes, Lake June and Spirit Lake, also offer fishing, water sports and picnicking. The Red River along the western boundary of the county offers excellent fishing. Poultry is big in the northwestern portion of the county while truck farms in the northeast send tons of fresh vegetables to larger markets. As of the 2000 census, Lafayette County had a population of 8,559 residents.

Lafayette County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 526.5 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 14.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 14.6%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 36.5% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.46 persons compared to an average family size of 3.00 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $18,323. Per capita income grew by 17.8% 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) 7,504 Covered Employment 1,421
Growth (%) since 1990 -22.2% Average wage per job $26,135
Households (2000) 3,434 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 3.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 3,025 Average wage per job $36,570
Unemployment Rate (2009) 8.9 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.4%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $26,211 Average wage per job $42,285
Median Household Income (2008) $28,265 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 25.4 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 65.3 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.1%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 9.5 Average wage per job $29,615
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1. BRADLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 527 Central, Bradley, AR 71826
Phone: (870) 894-3477
County: Lafayette County
Enrollment: 209
Grades: KG-6

2. BRADLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 521 School Street, Bradley, AR 71826
Phone: (870) 894-3316
County: Lafayette County
Enrollment: 177
Grades: 7-12

3. LAFAYETTE County
Enrollment: ELEMENTARY
Address: P O Box 950, Lewisville, AR 71845
Phone: (870) 921-4275
County: Lafayette County
Enrollment: 431
Grades: KG-6

4. LAFAYETTE County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 950, Stamps, AR 71845
Phone: (870) 533-4464
County: Lafayette County
Enrollment: 345
Grades: 7-12