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Old 02-11-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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I believe there is a school in Alma on year seven of school improvement. At that point, you are pretty much stuck in a hole.

 
Old 02-11-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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I believe there is a school in Alma on year seven of school improvement. At that point, you are pretty much stuck in a hole.
OMG!! I haven't heard of that one.

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Old 02-11-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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OMG!! I haven't heard of that one.
Here is a list that was published in 2009.

Arkansas schools failing to meet goals for 5+ years - FOX16.com Little Rock, AR
 
Old 02-11-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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Most of the numbers weren't very surprising to me except for Fayetteville's population coming in under projections and Springdale's being over. The lower housing costs in Springdale are no doubt playing into their growth, as is the popularity of the Harber part of town. Little Rock's growth was pretty much as expected, and Pine Bluff's decline continued (dropping below 50,000). Most of the counties around Little Rock saw significant growth and their cities (particularly Benton and Bryant) saw huge growth while Conway and Maumelle continued growing at a brisk pace. North Little Rock's growth was enough to keep Conway from surpassing it, but I wonder what the next decade will hold for that population comparison.
Since Pine Bluff has dropped below 50,000 will that affect it's status as a MSA?
 
Old 02-11-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Since Pine Bluff has dropped below 50,000 will that affect it's status as a MSA?
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A metro area contains a core urban area of 50,000 or more population
Maybe, if White Hall is counted too, it will still work? They are practically the same city, aren't they?
 
Old 02-11-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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I believe there is a school in Alma on year seven of school improvement. At that point, you are pretty much stuck in a hole.
Thanks for the cite. We had already heard that about Alma. I have not heard very good things about the High School either and Northside in Fort Smith is on the list as well. We will be sending our son to a lutheran or Catholic elementary and Junior High School. We think they are a better choice than the public school options here.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Thanks for the cite. We had already heard that about Alma. I have not heard very good things about the High School either and Northside in Fort Smith is on the list as well. We will be sending our son to a lutheran or Catholic elementary and Junior High School. We think they are a better choice than the public school options here.
Van Buren has had problems with teachers lately too. I hear Southside and Greenwood are supposed to be alright, but they probably won't be very diverse.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Van Buren has had problems with teachers lately too. I hear Southside and Greenwood are supposed to be alright, but they probably won't be very diverse.
Well diversity is not really an option in Fort Smith and Van Buren. Van Buren does not have much diversity. Fort Smith has diversity at Northside but they don't do as well. The Catholic Schools don't have much diversity either, but what are you going to do. We are not Catholic, but the Catholic schools seem to do the best job here.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Well diversity is not really an option in Fort Smith and Van Buren. Van Buren does not have much diversity. Fort Smith has diversity at Northside but they don't do as well. The Catholic Schools don't have much diversity either, but what are you going to do. We are not Catholic, but the Catholic schools seem to do the best job here.
Trinity, I guess, would be your best bet. I don't think there are any Catholic high schools in the area though. The only private high school I can think of is Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith.
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Speaking of Fort Smith, it seems that it has been quite stagnant, as far as population, for quite a while. Is there a site with population comparisons for the last few census.... what is plural for census??? censi..censuses..
 
Old 02-11-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Trinity, I guess, would be your best bet. I don't think there are any Catholic high schools in the area though. The only private high school I can think of is Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith.
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Speaking of Fort Smith, it seems that it has been quite stagnant, as far as population, for quite a while. Is there a site with population comparisons for the last few census.... what is plural for census??? censi..censuses..
It hasn't been stagnant, it's just been larger longer than most cities in NWA so it's growth doesn't seem as explosive in comparison.

Fort Smith Population:
1950 47,900
1960 53,000
1970 62,800
1980 71,800
1990 72,800
2000 80,268
2010 86,209

The 80s were slow for it, but it's actually been growing pretty well the past twenty years.

Fayetteville, by comparison:
1950 8,200
1960 17,100
1970 22,900
1980 30,700
1990 36,600
2000 58,047
2010 73,580
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