Arkansas Sharp County Public Schools

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Sharp County was formed in 1868, from a part of Lawrence County and was named for Ephraim Sharp who was a member of the State Legislature representing Lawrence, Randolph and Greene counties when the new county was formed. The landscape of the county is rolling hills in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Crystal River Cave opened for tours in the 1930’s, and many people from eastern Arkansas built cabins along the Spring River. The Harold E. Alexander Wildlife Management Area has public land fronting the Spring River available for recreation and overnight use. The economic base of the county is agriculture; cattle, broilers, hay, and watermelons, and some light manufacturing with tourism being number one. Cherokee Village, a long established resort-retirement community, is very active, as well as Hardy Old Town, which is located downtown and dates back to the early 1880’s and features numerous quaint antique and gift shops. As of the 2000 census, Sharp County had a population of 17,119 residents.

Sharp County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 604.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 29.2 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 107.9%. On the 2000 census form, 98.6% of the population reported only one race, with 0.5% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.34 persons compared to an average family size of 2.79 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $17,747. Per capita income grew by 4.2% 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) 17,664 Covered Employment 3,770
Growth (%) since 1990 25.2% Average wage per job $23,797
Households (2000) 7,211 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 6,289 Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2009) 8.6 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $22,742 Average wage per job $37,468
Median Household Income (2008) $31,801 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 19.7 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 72.9 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 5.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.3 Average wage per job $31,932

1. CAVE CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 711 North Main St, Cave City, AR 72521
Phone: (870) 283-5393 Sharp County
Enrollment: 444
Grades: PK-4

2. CAVE CITY HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 620 North Main St, Cave City, AR 72521
Phone: (870) 283-3333 Sharp County
Enrollment: 434
Grades: 9-12

3. CAVE CITY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Address: 711 North Main St, Cave City, AR 72521
Phone: (870) 283-5391 Sharp County
Enrollment: 217
Grades: 5-6

4. CAVE CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 711 North Main St, Cave City, AR 72521
Phone: (870) 283-5392 Sharp County
Enrollment: 212
Grades: 7-8

5. CHEROKEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 419, Hardy, AR 72542
Phone: (870) 257-3118 Sharp County
Enrollment: 618
Grades: KG-4

6. EVENING SHADE ELEM. SCHOOL
Address: 200 School Drive, Evening Shade, AR 72532
Phone: (870) 266-3590 Sharp County
Enrollment: 92
Grades: KG-4

7. HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 419, Hardy, AR 72542
Phone: (870) 856-3273 Sharp County
Enrollment: 597
Grades: 8-12

8. HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 419, Hardy, AR 72542
Phone: (870) 856-3284 Sharp County
Enrollment: 364 5-7

9. WILLIFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 423 College Ave, Williford, AR 72482
Phone: (870) 966-4330 Sharp County
Enrollment: 95
Grades: PK-6

10. WILLIFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 423 College Ave, Williford, AR 72482
Phone: (870) 966-4330 Sharp County
Enrollment: 103
Grades: 7-12