Rivercrest School District

Rivercrest School District, formerly Southern Mississippi County School District, is a public school district based in Rivercrest High School in unincorporated Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States, with a Wilson postal address.[2] The school district provides early childhood, elementary and secondary education for more than 1,300 prekindergarten through grade 12 students and employs more than 220 staff (including faculty) at its two facilities. The district encompasses 363.77 square miles (942.2 km2) of land in Mississippi County.

Rivercrest School District
District headquarters and Rivercrest High School
1700 W. State Hwy 14
Mississippi County (Wilson address), AR 72395
United States
District information
SuperintendentMike Smith
AccreditationArkansas Department of Education
NCES District ID0500045[1]
Students and staff
Teachers96.73 (on FTE basis)[1]
Staff223.73 (on FTE basis)[1]
Student–teacher ratio14.10[1]
Athletic conference3 AAA Region 3
District mascotColt
Colors  Red   Gray
Other information

It serves the municipalities of Wilson, Bassett, Birdsong, Dyess, Joiner, Keiser, Luxora, Marie, and Victoria. It also includes a portion of Osceola and a small portion of Etowah.[3] Additionally several unincorporated areas are on the map: Driver, and Frenchmans Bayou.[4]

Rivercrest School District and its schools are accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE).

History edit

It was formed in 1968 by the merger of the Dyess, Keiser, Shawnee, and Wilson school districts.[5]

On July 1, 1986, the Luxora School District consolidated into the Southern Mississippi County School District.[6]

Schools edit

  • Rivercrest High School —serving more than 540 students in grades 7 through 12.
  • Rivercrest Elementary School -serving more than 700 Pre-Kindergarten through grade 6.

Demographics edit

As of 2011, 64% of the students were white.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for SO. MISS. County School DIST". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Schools." Rivercrest School District. Retrieved on August 20, 2017. "Contact Address: 1700 W. State Hwy 14 Wilson, AR 72395" and "Rivercrest High School 1700 W. State Hwy. 14 Wilson, AR 72395"
  3. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Mississippi County, AR." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 20, 2017. Compare with highway map for unincorporated areas.
  4. ^ "General Highway Map Mississippi County, Arkansas" (PDF). Arkansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 25, 2021. - See Driver and Frenchmans Bayou on the map.
  5. ^ Goatcher, Truett (January 1999). "School District Consolidation Will Save Millions of Dollars: Fact of Myth?" (PDF). Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators. p. 12 (PDF p. 15/27).
  6. ^ "ConsolidationAnnex_from_1983.xls." Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved on July 31, 2017.
  7. ^ "School Case Studies Wonder Elementary School Osceola Middle School Dollarway High School". State of Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research. November 2011. - Cited: p. 14 (PDF p. 16/50).

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