Arkansas Marion County Public Schools

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Marion County was created November 3, 1835, from Izard County, first called Searcy County, was renamed in 1836 in honor of Francis Marion, a Revolutionary War General. Yellville is the county seat. Prior to its occupation by white settlers, this County Seat was an Indian village. It is one of the oldest settlements in Arkansas. The landscape of Marion County is the rugged and mountainous, Ozark Mountains, inhabited for years by bluff-dwelling Native Americans and, later, by European settlers. One third of the county is under water that offers many water activities. Ranger Boat and Flippin Bass Boat Manufacturers are located in the county. Part of the Buffalo River runs through the county and features camping, hiking, canoeing, hunting, and fishing. The Lower Buffalo Wilderness Area is the state’s largest wilderness area. Bull Shoals Lake has 19 parks scattered around its 1,000 mile shoreline. The Ozark villages are populated by crafters from spring to late fall that brings a large number of visitors to this area. As of the 2000 census, Marion County had a population of 16,140 residents.

Marion County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 597.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 27.8 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 130.6%. On the 2000 census form, 98.8% of the population reported only one race, with 0.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.8% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.36 persons compared to an average family size of 2.79 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $26,369. Per capita income grew by 16.2% 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) 16,594 Covered Employment 4,089
Growth (%) since 1990 38.3% Average wage per job $24,712
Households (2000) 6,776 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 40.3%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 6,724 Average wage per job $26,369
Unemployment Rate (2009) 11.1 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 3.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $24,441 Average wage per job $22,887
Median Household Income (2008) $32,648 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 17.7 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 76.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.4 Average wage per job $37,722

1. AMANDA GIST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 70, Cotter, AR 72626
Phone: (870) 435-6655
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 375
Grades: KG-6

2. BRUNO-PYATT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 4754 Hwy 125 S, Everton, AR 72633
Phone: (870) 427-5227
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 114
Grades: KG-6

3. BRUNO-PYATT HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 4754 Hwy 125 S, Everton, AR 72633
Phone: (870) 427-5227
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 155
Grades: 7-12

4. FLIPPIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 209 Alford St, Flippin, AR 72634
Phone: (870) 453-8860
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 438
Grades: PK-5

5. FLIPPIN HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 103 Alford St, Flippin, AR 72634
Phone: (870) 453-2233
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 279
Grades: 9-12

6. FLIPPIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 308 N First St, Flippin, AR 72634
Phone: (870) 453-6464
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 223
Grades: 6-8

7. VALLEY SPRINGS ELEM. SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 640, Valley Springs, AR 72682
Phone: (870) 429-8100
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 389
Grades: KG-4

8. VALLEY SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 640, Valley Springs, AR 72682
Phone: (870) 429-8100
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 284
Grades: 9-12

9. VALLEY SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 640, Valley Springs, AR 72682
Phone: (870) 429-8100
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 301
Grades: 5-8

10. YELLVILLE-SUMMIT ELEM. SCHOOL
Address: 1124 N Panther Ave, Yellville, AR 72687
Phone: (870) 449-4244
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 314
Grades: KG-4

11. YELLVILLE-SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1124 N Panther Ave, Yellville, AR 72687
Phone: (870) 449-4066
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 299
Grades: 9-12

12. YELLVILLE-SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 1124 N Panther Ave, Yellville, AR 72687
Phone: (870) 449-6533
County: Marion County
Enrollment: 280
Grades: 5-8