Top 10 Best Union County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 7,085 students in Union County, AR (there are 3 private schools, serving 314 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Union County, AR are educated in public schools (compared to the AR state average of 94%).
The top ranked public schools in Union County, AR are Hugh Goodwin Elementary School, Parkers Chapel Elem. School and Smackover Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Union County, AR public schools have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Union County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Arkansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public school average of 41% (majority Black).

Best Union County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Hugh Goodwin Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
201 E Fifth St
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-5071
Grades: PK-4
| 559 students
Rank: #22.
Parkers Chapel Elem. School
Math: 58% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 Parkers Chapel Rd
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 862-9767
Grades: PK-6
| 507 students
Rank: #33.
Smackover Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
701 Magnolia St
Smackover, AR 71762
(870) 725-3601
Grades: PK-4
| 487 students
Rank: #44.
Northwest Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1600 N College Ave
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-5078
Grades: K-4
| 477 students
Rank: #55.
Parkers Chapel High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
401 Parkers Chapel Rd
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 862-2360
Grades: 7-12
| 344 students
Rank: #66.
Washington Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-5032
Grades: 5-6
| 569 students
Rank: #77.
Barton Jr. High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
400 W Faulkner St
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-5051
Grades: 7-8
| 633 students
Rank: #88.
Yocum Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
308 S College St
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-5096
Grades: K-4
| 585 students
Rank: #99.
Norphlet Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
700 School St
Norphlet, AR 71759
(870) 725-3132
Grades: 5-8
| 325 students
Rank: #1010.
El Dorado High School
Math: 19% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
501 Timberlane Dr
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,307 students
Rank: #1111.
Junction City High School
Math: 14% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
520 N Elm Rd
Junction City, AR 71749
(870) 924-4576
Grades: 7-12
| 309 students
Rank: #1212.
Smackover High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Buckaroo Ln
Smackover, AR 71762
(870) 725-3101
Grades: 9-12
| 316 students
Rank: #1313.
Junction City Elem. School
Math: 21% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
200 W Holly Rd
Junction City, AR 71749
(870) 924-4578
Grades: K-6
| 355 students
Rank: #1414.
Strong-huttig Schools
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
635 S Concord
Strong, AR 71765
(870) 797-7322
Grades: PK-12
| 312 students
Rank: n/an/a
Southark Career Center
Vocational School
3696 E Main Rd
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-7110
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Union County, AR

Union County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
735 S Concord
Strong, AR 71765
(870) 797-2321
Grades: PK-6
| 178 students
735 Frost
Huttig, AR 71747
(870) 943-2411
Grades: PK-5
| 88 students
P.o. Box 408
Huttig, AR 71747
(870) 943-2202
Grades: 7-12
| 106 students
8430 Mt. Holly Hwy.
Mount Holly, AR 71758
(870) 554-2341
Grades: PK-5
| 74 students
8430 Mt. Holly Hwy.
Mount Holly, AR 71758
(870) 554-2551
Grades: 7-12
| 76 students
2000 Ripley Street
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-5074
Grades: K-4
| 227 students
301 Mcmillian Dr
Norphlet, AR 71759
(870) 546-2781
Grades: PK-5
| 185 students
600 School Street
Norphlet, AR 71759
(870) 546-2751
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
505 Dixie Dr
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-5081
Grades: PK-4
| n/a students
1221 S Jackson St
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-5088
Grades: K-4
| 190 students
635 S Concord
Strong, AR 71765
(870) 797-2312
Grades: 7-12
| 130 students
635 S Concord
Strong, AR 71765
(870) 797-2944
Grades: 6-8
| 161 students
6049 Moro Bay Hwy
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 863-8472
Grades: PK-6
| 77 students
6049 Moro Bay Hwy
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 863-8472
Grades: 7-12
| 130 students
1600 N Bradford
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 864-5093
Grades: 1-4
| 62 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Union County, AR?
The top ranked public schools in Union County, AR include Hugh Goodwin Elementary School, Parkers Chapel Elem. School and Smackover Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Union County, AR?
15 public schools are located in Union County, AR.
What percentage of students in Union County, AR go to public school?
96% of all K-12 students in Union County, AR are educated in public schools (compared to the AR state average of 94%).
What is the racial composition of students in Union County, AR?
Union County, AR public schools minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Arkansas public schools average of 41% (majority Black).

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