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Education in South Logan County

The communities of Booneville and Magazine understand that our future is built on the youth of today. How we encourage, work with and play with our youth will determine what type of tommorrow we have.

In our communities, you will find a strong connection between organizations, business, the community and our public education system. The instructors, school administrators, school boards and the entire community strive constantly to maintain the highest standards of education for our youth.

We believe that effective education involves more than just public education - we believe that it involves the full resources of our communities. We are committed to that level of involvement.

Booneville Public Schools

A Tradition of Excellence

Booneville Publis Schools have a history of high educational standards that stretch back almost 100 years. Booneville graduates have gone on to become Physicians, Lawyers, Teachers, Scientists, Entrepreneurs and Military Officers, including one that became the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff as a 4-Star General.

Our fair city is nestled in the beautiful hills of western Arkansas. Our district has approximately 1360 students in grades Pre-K through 12. That is large enough to offer many of the opportunities of a larger school, but not so large that students feel they are just a number.

We have recently had National Merit Semi-Finalists and the Senior Class of 2013 earned more scholarship money than any Booneville class ever. We have earned State Championships in football, baseball, softball, weightlifting and have earned places in state and national competitions in Quiz Bowl, band, writing, speaking, business, FFA and others.

Facts about Booneville Public Schools:

  • Over $1.3 million in college scholarships for 2013 Seniors
  • Free and assisted Pre-K for those who qualify as well as paid offerings
  • Offers AP (Advanced Placement) classes
  • Booneville Football has won 2 state championships
  • Consistently competes at the top of district competitions in most sports
  • Band and Choir that compete at the distric and state levels
  • Offers Family and Consumer Science, FFA and FBLA
  • Enhanced Learning Program for gifted and talented students
  • Participates in the Boys and Girls State program for those who qualify
  • Tornado Safe-rooms at all campuses for student/staff safety
  • Great staff of well-qualified faculty that are often sought out as trainers for other teachers
  • Offers concurrent credit classes (college credit) for high school seniors paid for by the district
  • Full-time school-based mental health on campus services available for all students
  • 7 National Board Certified teachers from Elementary through High School
  • 90% and above proficiency rates on state Benchmark and EOC exams in different grades/subjects the past several years
  • Boys and Girls Club conveniently located next to elementary school offers after-school activities and supervision for ages 7 through teen
  • ACT exam prep classes offered
  • Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science school promoting the advancement of math and science across the curriculum as well as strong literacy skills

Magazine Public Schools

The Small School With The Big Heart

Magazine Public Schools' list of accolades is just a taste of their story of success. The schools feature staffs which are second to none, focusing on education while developing a genuine care for each student. A great atmosphere developed for learning has been instrumental to that success. The collective effors of the administration, staff, parents and students have created a school which prepares our youth for future endeavors.

For example, as a foundation to future learning, Magazine's Day Care/Pre-K classrooms have been recognized for Academic Achievement. In addition, to create a close, personlized learning environment, Magazine Elementary offers low teacher-to-student ratios in each class.

Check out some recent elite level achievements by Magazine students over the past few years.

  • Merit Scholar Winner
  • 6 Governor's Distinquished Scholars
  • 2 Governor's Scholars
  • 2 Chancellor's Scholars
  • State Runner-Up Quiz Bowl
  • 6 30+ ACT scores in 2012-2013
  • U.S. News and World Report named Magazine Schools as one of America's Finest Schools
  • State Football Champions
  • State Track and Field Champions
  • Twice State Runner-Up in Track and Field
  • ADG State All Sports Award Recipient as best sports program in Class 2A for past 2 years
  • National FBLA Office Candidate
  • Students chose as All State Athletes in Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Football, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Indoor Track, Baseball, Softball and Track in each of the past four years

Magazine School District has a Health and Wellness Clinic that helps everyone in Magazine Public Schools to focus on the quest to educate the whole child. The clinic addresses the preventative care of students, staff and community alike. It provides medical, dental, eye care as well as mental health care. The mission of the wellness center is to meet the basic needs of Magazine students quickly, therefore improving the chances of academic success in the classroom. Healthy students are students that succeed!

Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus offers the highest quality technical education and training in Western Arkansas. Our Associate of Applied Science degrees (10) and technical certificate (15) programs provide students with the knowledge and skills that result in well-paying, challenging careers. The talented faculty, friendly and knowledgeable staff, short length of programs and low cost of attendance make the Ozark Campus a top choice in our service area.

The Ozark Campus' mission is to, in partnership with the community, provide a quality educational environment, which will enable all students to learn the skills and acquire the knowledge necessary for them to become contributing members in the workforce and in socity.

For the Fall 2012 semester, the Ozark Campus had a student population of 2,033 (up 563 percent since joining the Tech family in 2003) and an average class size of 25. It oversees the Arkansas Tech Career Center in Russellville and Adult Education programs in Franklin, Logan and Johnson counties.

For more information, including a list of programs, tuition costs and available financial aid, visit