Manila High School (Arkansas)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Manila High School
419 East Olympia Street
Manila, Arkansas 72442
United States
Coordinates 35°52′46″N 90°9′24″W / 35.87944°N 90.15667°W / 35.87944; -90.15667Coordinates: 35°52′46″N 90°9′24″W / 35.87944°N 90.15667°W / 35.87944; -90.15667
School type Public comprehensive
Motto A Great Place To Be
Status Open
CEEB code 040185
NCES School ID 050004600668[1]
Teaching staff 23.47 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 283 (2010–11[1])
Student to teacher ratio 12.06[1]
Education system ADE Smart Core
Classes offered Regular, Advanced Placement (AP)
School color(s)      Black
Athletics Football, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track, Cheer
Athletics conference 3A Region 3[2]
Mascot Lion[2]
Team name Manila Lions
Accreditation ADE
AdvancED (1966–)[3]
USNWR ranking      Bronze Medalist (2012)[4]
Feeder to Manila Middle School (grades 5–8)
Affiliation Arkansas Activities Association

Manila High School is an accredited and nationally recognized comprehensive public high school for students in grades 9 through 12 located in Manila, Arkansas, United States. Manila High School is one of six public high schools in Mississippi County and the only high school of the Manila School District. For the 2010–11 school year, the high school instructed more than 280 students with more than 23 classroom teachers employed on a full time equivalent basis.


Manila High School is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and has been accredited by AdvancED (formerly North Central Association) since 1966.[3] The assumed course of study follows the ADE Smart Core curriculum, which requires students complete at least 22 units prior to graduation. Students complete regular (core and career focus) coursework and exams and may take Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exam with the opportunity to receive college credit prior to graduation.

Manila High School is nationally recognized as a Bronze Medalist in the Best High Schools Report developed by U.S. News & World Report.[4]

The Manila School District is one of 35 school districts listed as "Achieving" (the highest rating) by the Arkansas Department of Education in support of Adequate Yearly Progress and Augmented Benchmark Examinations.[5]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The high school emblem (mascot) of the Lion and colors of black and gold have been shared by all schools in the district.


For 2012–14, the Manila Lions compete in interscholastic activities within the 3A Classification in the 3A Region 3 Conference administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Bobcats play within the 4A Region 1 Conference. Manila fields varsity teams in football, golf (boys/girls), cross country (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), cheer, baseball, fastpitch softball, track and field (boys/girls).[2][6]

  • Golf: The boys golf teams have won four state golf championships (1973, 1975, 1993, 1998).
  • Basketball: The girls basketball team won a state basketball championship in 1958. Four years later, the boys team won its first state basketball title in 1962.

Clubs and traditions[edit]

Manila students participate in a variety of clubs and organizations that offer community service projects, competitions, scholarships and networking to include Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FCCLA, Quiz Bowl, SkillsUSA, and Student Council.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Manila High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "School Profile, Manila High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Institution Summary, Manila High School". AdvancED. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Best High Schools 2012". 'U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Howell, Cynthia (30 January 2013). "35 labeled ‘achieving’ of 239 school districts". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Arkansas High School Sports Record Book 2012–13" (PDF). Arkansas Activities Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 May 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 

External links[edit]