Arkansas Little River County Public Schools

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Little River County was formed on March 5, 1867, and was named for the river forming its northern and eastern boundaries. Ashdown is the county seat. The landscape of Little River County is rolling, pine-covered hills. The economy of the county is primarily made up of timberland that has a large variety of hardwoods and rapid- growth pine timber. Agricultural activities include ranching, pecans, soybeans, peanuts, and rice. Georgia-Pacific produces paper at a high speed, rolling off more than 45 miles of sheets of paper as wide as some of the city streets. Millwood Dam located on the Little River was originally built for flood control. This area is home to the bald eagle and mallard ducks and also provides habitat for the American alligator. The Will Reed Farmhouse, a restored pioneer cabin at Alleene gives visitors a glimpse of how early settlers lived. Cerrogordo (big hill) was an Indian trading post and stop on the trail west. Spaniards mining salt deposits in the 1700’s gave it the name. As of the 2000 census, Little River County had a population of 13,628 residents.

Little River County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 531.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 24.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 21.7%. On the 2000 census form, 98.3% of the population reported only one race, with 21.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.46 persons compared to an average family size of 2.95 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $70,071. Per capita income grew by 14.6% 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) 12,952 Covered Employment 4,503
Growth (%) since 1990 -7.3% Average wage per job $43,279
Households (2000) 5,465 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 30.6%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 6,944 Average wage per job $70,071
Unemployment Rate (2009) 5.5 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 5.5%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $29,054 Average wage per job $30,442
Median Household Income (2008) $34,996 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 3.8%
Poverty Rate (2008) 18.4 Average wage per job $24,284
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 73.4 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.6%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 9.9 Average wage per job $27,321

1. ASHDOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 751 Rankin St, Ashdown, AR 71822
Phone: (870) 898-3562
County: Little River County
Enrollment: 477
Grades: 9-12

2. ASHDOWN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 600 S Ellen Dr, Ashdown, AR 71822
Phone: (870) 898-5138
County: Little River County
Enrollment: 397
Grades: 6-8

3. C. D. FRANKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1321 Foster St, Ashdown, AR 71822
Phone: (870) 898-4426
County: Little River County
Enrollment: 214
Grades: 2-3

4. FOREMAN HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 480, Foreman, AR 71836
Phone: (870) 542-7212
County: Little River County
Enrollment: 242
Grades: 7-12

5. L.F. HENDERSON INTERM. SCHOOL
Address: 410 Burke St, Ashdown, AR 71822
Phone: (870) 898-3561
County: Little River County
Enrollment: 240 4-5

6. MARGARET DANIELS PRIMARY
Address: 1323 Foster, Ashdown, AR 71822
Phone: (870) 898-4711
County: Little River County
Enrollment: 236
Grades: KG-1

7. OSCAR HAMILTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 480, Foreman, AR 71836
Phone: (870) 542-7214
County: Little River County
Enrollment: 268
Grades: KG-6

8. WINTHROP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 360, Winthrop, AR 71866
Phone: (870) 381-7373
County: Little River County
Enrollment: 92
Grades: PK-6