Arkansas Polk County Public Schools

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Polk County was formed in 1844, from part of Sevier County and was named for James K. Polk who was the newly elected President of the United States. The county seat is Mena. Long, narrow ridges of folded rock, large fertile valleys and mountains covered with oak and pine trees make up the landscape of the county. Nearly half of Polk County lies in the Ouachita National Forest. The economic base is made up of lumber and wood products, tree farming, cattle and poultry. Some light manufacturing and service industries contribute to the economy. Rich Mountain, the county’s most prominent landmark, has a peak of 2,861 feet. It contains, in a single square mile, more species of wild plants, flowers, and weeds in their natural state than can be found anywhere else in the world. Situated on top of Rich Mountain is Queen Wilhelmina State Park with a lodge and restaurant, campsites and other attractions. A 300-acre lake at the foot of the mountain features excellent bank fishing. The Ouachita, is a beautiful river, however only experienced canoeists need float. As of the 2000 census, Polk County had a population of 20,229 residents.

Polk County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 859.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 23.6 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 52.1%. On the 2000 census form, 98.3% of the population reported only one race, with 0.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 3.5% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.49 persons compared to an average family size of 2.97 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $26,032. Per capita income grew by 6.5% 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) 20,259 Covered Employment 6,431
Growth (%) since 1990 16.8% Average wage per job $24,478
Households (2000) 8,047 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 20.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 8,878 Average wage per job $26,032
Unemployment Rate (2009) 7.1 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 5.7%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $23,553 Average wage per job $28,600
Median Household Income (2008) $30,994 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 15.6%
Poverty Rate (2008) 19.5 Average wage per job $24,904
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 72.6 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.9 Average wage per job $32,642

1. ACORN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 143 Polk 96, Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-4833 Polk County
Enrollment: 292
Grades: PK-6

2. ACORN HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 143 Polk 96, Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-5544 Polk County
Enrollment: 229
Grades: 7-12

3. HOLLY HARSHMAN ELEM. SCHOOL
Address: 1000 Geyer Drive, Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-3151 Polk County
Enrollment: 448 3-5

4. LOUISE DURHAM ELEM. SCHOOL
Address: 106 North Reine St, Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-2943 Polk County
Enrollment: 418
Grades: KG-2

5. MENA HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 700 South Morrow, Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-1144 Polk County
Enrollment: 599
Grades: 9-12

6. MENA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 320 R Mena Street, Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-2572 Polk County
Enrollment: 299
Grades: 7-8

7. MENA UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 304 Mena Street, Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479) 394-2572 Polk County
Enrollment: 180 6

8. VAN COVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 122 E Adair St, Vandervoort, AR 71972
Phone: (870) 387-6923 Polk County
Enrollment: 243
Grades: PK-6

9. VAN COVE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 110 S 5th St, Cove, AR 71937
Phone: (870) 387-2744 Polk County
Enrollment: 201
Grades: 7-12

10. WICKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 130 School Dr, Wickes, AR 71973
Phone: (870) 385-2346 Polk County
Enrollment: 324
Grades: PK-6

11. WICKES HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 130 School Dr, Wickes, AR 71973
Phone: (870) 385-2366 Polk County
Enrollment: 247
Grades: 7-12