Flippin High School is a comprehensive public high school serving students in grades nine through twelve in the remote, rural community of Flippin, Arkansas, United States. It is the one of three high schools in Marion County and the sole high school administered by the Flippin School District.

Flippin High School
Address
Map
103 Alford Street

,
Arkansas
72634

United States
Coordinates36°16′48″N 92°36′0″W / 36.28000°N 92.60000°W / 36.28000; -92.60000
Information
School typePublic (government funded)
Established1927 (97 years ago) (1927)
StatusOpen
School districtFlippin School District
NCES District ID0506150[2]
AuthorityArkansas Department of Education (ADE)
CEEB code040775
NCES School ID050615000331[1]
Teaching staff20.93 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades9–12
Enrollment283 (2010–11[1])
 • Grade 969
 • Grade 1088
 • Grade 1160
 • Grade 1266
Student to teacher ratio13.52[1]
Education systemADE Smart Core curriculum
Color(s)Red and white
  
Athletics conference3A Region 1 (2022-2024)
MascotBobcat
Team nameFlippin Bobcats
Feeder schoolsFlippin Middle School
AffiliationArkansas Activities Association
Websiteflippinschools.com/high-school/home/

History edit

According to records found in the Marion County Courthouse indicate that Flippin's school began in 1895 in a one-room building. The school followed the town's movement closer to the railroad track, originally occupying a two-story, two-room frame building alongside Crane Creek. In 1917, two more rooms—one upstairs and one downstairs—were added to accommodate growth.

G. B. Keeter became superintendent of Flippin's school in 1926 and is credited with many improvements to it and the community. The school became accredited in 1926, began offering three years of high school in 1927, and graduated its first class of six seniors in 1929. Consolidation of many outlying schools necessitated growth, and, in the late 1920s, the school moved to where it stands as of 2010.[3]

Academics edit

This Title I school is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). The assumed course of study follows the Smart Core curriculum developed the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Students engage in regular (core and career focus) courses and exams and may select Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams that provide an opportunity for college credit.

Athletics edit

The Flippin High School mascot and athletic emblem is the Bobcat with the school colors of red and white.

The Flippin Bobcats participate in various interscholastic activities within the 3A Classification from the 3A-1 Conference administered by the Arkansas Activities Association.[4] The school athletic activities include volleyball, golf (boys/girls), cross country (boys/girls), bowling (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), cheer, baseball, softball, fishing, and track and field (boys/girls).[5] The girls basketball team won the state championship three times in 1984, 1985, and 1988. [6]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - Flippin High School (050615000331)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Flippin School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Flippin (Marion County)". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas Culture & History. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  4. ^ "2022-24 BB Conferences". Google Docs. Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  5. ^ "School Profile, Flippin High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  6. ^ "2022-24 BB Conferences". Google Docs. Retrieved 2022-11-22.

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