This is a list of high schools in the state of Arkansas.
In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.
Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.
A charter school is a school that receives government funding but operates independently of the established state school system in which it is located. Charter schools are an example of public asset privatization.
In the U.S. education system, magnet schools are public schools with specialized courses or curricula. "Magnet" refers to how the schools draw students from across the normal boundaries defined by authorities as school zones that feed into certain schools.
Private schools, also known to many as independent schools, non-governmental, privately funded, or non-state schools, are not administered by local, state or national governments. Children who attend private schools may be there because they are dissatisfied with public schools in their area. They may be selected for their academic prowess, or prowess in other fields, or sometimes their religious background. Private schools retain the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students for tuition, rather than relying on mandatory taxation through public (government) funding; at some private schools students may be able to get a scholarship, lowering this tuition fee, dependent on a student's talents or abilities, need for financial aid, or tax credit scholarships that might be available. Some private schools are associated with a particular religion, such as Judaism, Roman Catholicism, or Lutheranism. For the past century, roughly one in 10 U.S families has chosen to enroll their children in private school.
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DeWitt High School is a comprehensive public high school located in the rural, fringe community of De Witt, Arkansas, United States. The school provides secondary education for students in grades 9 through 12. DeWitt is one of two public high schools in Arkansas County, Arkansas and the sole high school administered by the DeWitt School District.
Gillett High School was a public secondary school in Gillett, Arkansas, located in Arkansas County. It was originally a part of the Gillett School District and became a part of the DeWitt School District on July 1, 2004. Gillett High closed in 2009, and high school students in Gillett now attend DeWitt High School.
Humphrey High School was a public secondary school in Humphrey, Arkansas, located in Arkansas County. The Humphrey School District merged with DeWitt School District and now students attend DeWitt High School.
Hamburg High School is a comprehensive public high school for students in grades 10 through 12 located in Hamburg, Arkansas, United States. Since 2004, Hamburg High School is the only high school of the Hamburg School District.
Cotter High School (CHS) is a comprehensive public junior-senior high school for students in grades 7 through 12 located in Cotter, Arkansas, United States. It is the sole high school of Cotter School District. The teacher-student ratio is approximately 10:1. Cotter High School serves the cities of Cotter and Gassville.
Mountain Home High School Career Academies is a public secondary school in Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States. It is one of three high schools located in Baxter County and is the sole high school administered by the Mountain Home School District.
Norfork High School is a nationally recognized comprehensive public high school located in the rural, distant city of Norfork, Arkansas, United States. The school provides secondary education for students in grades 9 through 12 supporting Norfork and portions of Mountain Home, Calico Rock, Briarcliff, and Salesville. It is one of three public high schools in Baxter County, Arkansas and the sole high school administered by the Norfork School District.
Umpire is now Cossatot River School District
Desoto Preparatory School, West Helena
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Paragould is the county seat of Greene County, and the 19th-largest city in Arkansas, in the United States. The city is located in northeastern Arkansas on the eastern edge of Crowley's Ridge, a geologic anomaly contained within the Arkansas delta.
White Hall is a city in Washington Township, Jefferson County, Arkansas, with a population of 5,526 in the 2010 census. It is included in the Pine Bluff Metropolitan Statistical Area and the greater Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff Combined Statistical Area. The city is home to the Pine Bluff Arsenal.
The State of Arkansas has a total of eight metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) that are fully or partially located in the state. Twenty of the state's 75 counties are classified by the United States Census Bureau as metropolitan.
Oak Grove High School was a public secondary school located in unincorporated Pulaski County, Arkansas, near North Little Rock. Oak Grove High School served grades 7 through 12 and was administered by the Pulaski County Special School District. Since 1967, Oak Grove had been accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (CASI). Oak Grove's official colors were green and white and the school's mascot was a hornet.
Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) is one of four public school districts in Pulaski County, Arkansas—along with the Little Rock School District, the North Little Rock School District, and the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District—accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education. PCSSD has its headquarters in Sweet Home, an unincorporated area near southeastern Little Rock.
Jacksonville High School (JHS) is a secondary public school located in Jacksonville, Arkansas for students in grades nine through twelve. JHS serves students in the Jacksonville and McAlmont communities and is administered by the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District (JNPSD). In 2007, Jacksonville requested to become separated from the PCSSD and form its own school district, but a final decision has not been made on that request.
The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) is the primary sanctioning body for high school sports in state of Arkansas. AAA is a member association of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSHSA). Every public secondary school in Arkansas is a de jure member of the AAA, and most private schools, save for a few schools in the delta that belong to the Mississippi Private Schools Association, are included in membership.
The Arkansas State University System, based in Little Rock, serves 23,000 students throughout Arkansas with a total operating budget of $258 million.
A Special Weather Statement is a form of weather advisory. Special Weather Statements are issued by the National Weather Service of the United States and the Meteorological Service of Canada. There are no set criteria for special weather statements in either country.
The geography of Arkansas varies widely. The state is covered by mountains, river valleys, forests, lakes, and bayous in addition to the cities of Arkansas. Hot Springs National Park features bubbling springs of hot water, formerly sought across the country for their healing properties. Crowley's Ridge is a geological anomaly rising above the surrounding lowlands of the Mississippi embayment.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. state of Arkansas:
First Security Bank is a privately held company based in Searcy, Arkansas. It currently operates 72 locations across the state of Arkansas and is a division of Arkansas’ fifth largest bank holding company, First Security Bancorp. First Security owns the recognizable First Security Center in Downtown Little Rock, located in the historic River Market District.
The Arkansas Highway Patrol, officially known as the Highway Patrol Division, is the uniformed branch of the Arkansas State Police. It is responsible for traffic supervision, traffic, and criminal law enforcement on the rural highways of Arkansas. The AHP also assist with other incidents to include riots, prison disturbances, labor related disturbances, and providing security at public events.
Harps Food Stores, Inc., based in Springdale, Arkansas, is a chain of 91 supermarkets located across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas. The company sells both groceries and sporting goods in some larger stores. They also operate stores under the Food4Less and 10-Box Banner. Harps Food Stores was founded in 1930 by Harvard and Floy Harp. In 2001, Harps became employee-owned after buying company shares from the Harp family. The stores are supplied by Kansas City, Kansas based Associated Wholesale Grocers. The company is valued around $550 million, and employed 4,450 people in 2017.
Jefferson, also known as Jefferson Springs, is an unincorporated community in Jefferson Township, Jefferson County, Arkansas. It is situated on the Union Pacific Railway (UP), 15.5 miles (24.9 km) northwest of Pine Bluff, the county seat. Jefferson is home to the National Center for Toxicological Research.