Arkansas Lawrence County Public Schools

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Lawrence County was created on January 15, 1815, by the Missouri Legislature, which had jurisdiction over the region until Arkansas became a territory in 1819. The county seat is Walnut Ridge. The county was named for Capt. James Lawrence, a naval officer killed in the War of 1812. The landscape of Lawrence County is flat-topped rolling hills in the western half and flat fertile delta river bottomland in the eastern half. The economy is made up of agriculture, with rice, soybeans, and milo as leading crops. Cattle, poultry, and light manufacturing also contribute to the economy. Three rivers, the Strawberry, Spring, and Black flow through the county. Lake Charles along with Lake Charles State Park offers fishing, hiking, picnicking and water sports. Some of the oldest records in Arkansas that were written by quill with homemade ink is now stored at the abandoned 1888 courthouse in Powhatan. As of the 2000 census, Lawrence County had a population of 17,774 residents.

Lawrence County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 586.6 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 28.8 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 8.9%. On the 2000 census form, 99.0% of the population reported only one race, with 0.4% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.42 persons compared to an average family size of 2.92 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $19,963. Per capita income grew by 17.0% 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) 16,882 Covered Employment 4,073
Growth (%) since 1990 -3.3% Average wage per job $25,475
Households (2000) 7,108 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 12.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 7,380 Average wage per job $26,609
Unemployment Rate (2009) 8.6 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 4.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $26,608 Average wage per job $31,812
Median Household Income (2008) $31,160 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 20.8 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 63.3 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.7%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.5 Average wage per job $31,484

1. BLACK ROCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: Po Box 240, Black Rock, AR 72415
Phone: (870) 878-6523
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 176
Grades: PK-6

2. BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL
Address: Po Box 240, Black Rock, AR 72415
Phone: (870) 878-6461
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 141
Grades: 7-12

3. HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 70, Lynn, AR 72440
Phone: (870) 528-3462
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 278
Grades: PK-6

4. HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 50, Strawberry, AR 72469
Phone: (870) 528-3856
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 213
Grades: 7-12

5. HOXIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 240, Hoxie, AR 72433
Phone: (870) 886-4256
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 489
Grades: PK-5

6. HOXIE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 240, Hoxie, AR 72433
Phone: (870) 886-4254
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 561
Grades: 6-12

7. IMBODEN AREA CHARTER SCHOOL
Address: 605 West Third St, Imboden, AR 72434
Phone: (870) 869-3015
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 47
Grades: KG-8

8. SLOAN-HENDRIX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 1080, Imboden, AR 72434
Phone: (870) 869-2101
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 233
Grades: PK-4

9. SLOAN-HENDRIX HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 1080, Imboden, AR 72434
Phone: (870) 869-2361
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 217
Grades: 8-12

10. SLOAN-HENDRIX MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 1080, Imboden, AR 72434
Phone: (870) 869-2101
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 115 5-7

11. WALNUT RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 508 E Free St, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Phone: (870) 886-3482
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 466
Grades: KG-6

12. WALNUT RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 508 E Free St, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Phone: (870) 886-6623
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 361
Grades: 7-12