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Region 8 School District Populations

School districts in Arkansas, ranked by their number of pupils. Governor Mike Huckabee, in his State of the State address today, proposed cutting the number of Arkansas school districts from 310 to about 116.

Many of the larger districts could remain intact, but they would have to meet higher education standards in the wake of a state Supreme Court decision. Smaller districts would likely have to merge their high schools into existing larger or into new regional districts.

There are 77 districts with more than 1,500 students. That's the potential cutoff figure Huckabee used in saying which districts might be preserved and which might be forced to merge.

The list below also includes schools in Region 8:

 

 

 

School District Pupils
West Memphis 6069
Jonesboro 4753
Forrest City 4045
Blytheville 3386
Marion 3296
Greene Co. Tech 2891
Wynne 2843
Paragould 2651
Nettleton 2623
Batesville 2099
Pocahontas 1771
Trumann 1723
Osceola 1718
Heber Springs 1696
Westside 1659
Newport 1625
Lee County 1622
Highland 1539
Below 1500
South Mississippi Co. 1454
Valley View 1430
Southside 1398
Gosnell 1363
Bald Knob 1309
Brookland 1184
McGehee 1133
Corning 1069
Harrisburg 1063
Cave City 1038
Brinkley 1014
Manila 1004
Below 1000
Hoxie 992
Piggott 979
Earle 832
East Poinsett Co. 817
Buffalo Island Central 814
Riverside 798
Hughes 781
Marmaduke 764
Walnut Ridge 760
Cross County 756
Pangburn 737
Salem 735
Marked Tree 725
Palestine-Wheatley 713
Rector 687
Mccrory 669
White Co. Central 656
Jackson Co. 622
Bay 620
Bradford 563
Sloan-Hendrix 557
Augusta 540
Calico Rock 530
Maynard 524
Below 500
Newark 499
Izard Co. Consolidated 492
Viola 460
Concord 441
Armorel 427
Mammoth Springs 411
Turrell 396
Parkin 392
Cushman 386
Weiner 372
Black Rock 368
Evening Shade 335
River Valley 333
Delaplaine 312
Cord-Charlotte 306
Randolph County 270
Swifton 269
Williford 263
Crawfordsville 230
Cotton Plant 218
Lynn 211
Biggers-Reyno 211

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