Searcy High School (Arkansas)

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Searcy High School
Address
301 North Ella Street
Searcy, Arkansas, 72143
United States
Coordinates 35°15′8.0″N 91°45′32″W / 35.252222°N 91.75889°W / 35.252222; -91.75889Coordinates: 35°15′8.0″N 91°45′32″W / 35.252222°N 91.75889°W / 35.252222; -91.75889
Information
Established 1870
Status Open
School board Searcy School Board
School district Searcy School District
NCES District ID 0512210[1]
Oversight Arkansas Department of Education (ADE)
NCES School ID 051221000985[2]
Faculty 73.00
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,110 (2010–11 [2])
Grade 9 323
Grade 10 291
Grade 11 256
Grade 12 237
Student to teacher ratio 14.88[2]
Education system ADE Smart Core curriculum
Classes offered Regular, Advanced Placement
Campus type Town; distant
School color(s)      Red
     Black
Athletics conference 7A/6A East (2012–14)
Mascot Lion
Team name Searcy Lions
Accreditation ADE
AdvancED (1924–)
Feeder schools James W. Ahlf Junior High School
Affiliation Arkansas Activities Association (AAA)
Website

Searcy High School is a comprehensive public high school serving the community of Searcy, Arkansas, United States. Located in White County, Searcy High School is the sole high school managed by the Searcy School District and serves students in grades nine through twelve.

History[edit]

The Searcy public school system was established in 1870. Searcy High School is a 1924 charter member of the North Central Association, now AdvancED.[3]

Curriculum[edit]

The assumed course of study at Searcy High School is the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Searcy High School was first accredited by the North Central Association in 1924, followed by accreditation by AdvancED when the NCA unified with AdvancED starting in 2009–10. Students engage in regular and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams to obtain at least 22 units before graduation. Exceptional students have been recognized as National Merit Finalists and participated in Arkansas Governor's School.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Searcy High School mascot is the lion with red and black serving as the school colors. For the 2012–2014 seasons,[4] the Searcy Lions participate in the state's second largest classification (6A) within the combined 6A/7A East Conference. Competition is primarily sanctioned by the Arkansas Activities Association with the Lions competing in basketball (boys/girls), bowling, cheer, cross country, debate, football, golf (boys/girls), swimming (girls), tennis (boys/girls, and volleyball.[5]

The boys' cross country team was won seven consecutive state championships between 1966 and 1972. The boys' bowling team won the 7A/6A state championship in 2011. The girls' golf team has won six state titles between 1971 and 1994. The boys' soccer team captured six state titles including five consecutive state championships (2007–11, 2013) with the girls' soccer team winning four state titles (2007, 2008, 2010, 2013).[6]

The 7A/6A East Conference consists of:

  • Cabot Panthers
  • Little Rock Central Tigers
  • Jonesboro Golden Hurricanes
  • Marion Panthers
  • Mountain Home Bombers
  • North Little Rock Charging Wildcats
  • Searcy Lions
  • West Memphis Blue Devils

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Searcy School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Searcy High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Searcy (White County)". Arkansas Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2012-14 AAA Classifications and Conferences". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "School Profile, Greenwood High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Arkansas Activities Association Record Book 2012-13". AHSAA.org. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 

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