Arkansas Lee County Public Schools

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Lee County was formed on April 17, 1873, from parts of Crittenden, Monroe, Phillips and St. Francis counties. The county was named for General Robert E. Lee. The county seat is Marianna. The landscape of Lee County is rolling hills in the northern tip and rich delta flat farmland in the center. Crowley’s Ridge runs through the northern tip. The Mississippi River makes up the eastern border of the county, and half of the St. Francis National Forest, the smallest forest in the nation, is situated in the southeastern section with excellent hunting and fishing. Altogether Lee County has 25 lakes and 320 miles of manmade shoreline. The economy is mainly agriculture. Rich cotton and other typical delta crops are grown here. The Crowley’s Ridge area grows fruit crops and pecan trees. Processing agricultural products and light manufacturing has helped the economy. As of the 2000 census, Lee County had a population of 12,580 residents.

Lee County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 601.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 17.1 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 33.4%. On the 2000 census form, 99.6% of the population reported only one race, with 57.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.2% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.59 persons compared to an average family size of 3.14 persons.

In 2008 ag., forestry, fishing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $24,745. Per capita income grew by 46.4% 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) 10,319 Covered Employment 2,140
Growth (%) since 1990 -20.9% Average wage per job $26,918
Households (2000) 4,182 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 3,581 Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2009) 8.7 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 5.0%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $26,734 Average wage per job $30,259
Median Household Income (2008) $25,178 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 38.6 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 56.2 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.6%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 7.3 Average wage per job $32,529

1. ANNA STRONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 351 Moton Street, Marianna, AR 72360
Phone: (870) 295-7185
County: Lee County
Enrollment: 249 3-5

2. ANNA STRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 214 S Alabama St, Marianna, AR 72360
Phone: (870) 295-7140
County: Lee County
Enrollment: 263
Grades: 6-8

3. LEE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 523 Forrest Ave, Marianna, AR 72360
Phone: (870) 295-7130
County: Lee County
Enrollment: 375
Grades: 9-12

4. WHITTEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 175 Walnut St, Marianna, AR 72360
Phone: (870) 295-7118
County: Lee County
Enrollment: 377
Grades: PK-2