Education Snapshot

Clarksville, Lamar and Scranton school districts consistently recognized on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools

Clarksville School District consists of a high school, junior high, middle and two elementary schools. The total enrollment is 2,685. At Clarksville High School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Clarksville High School is 30 percent. The student body makeup is 48 percent male and 52 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 38 percent. Clarksville High School is the only high school in the Clarksville School District. Get more information at

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University of the Ozarks

University of the Ozarks is a fully accredited, private, undergraduate university that is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Our picturesque 30-acre campus lies at the foot of the scenic Ozark Mountains in Clarksville, Arkansas, approximately 100 miles west of Little Rock and 60 miles east of Fort Smith on Interstate 40.

University of the Ozarks has consistently been rated among the top institutions of higher education in the region by publications and surveys such as U.S. News & World Report, National Survey of Student Engagement, and The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For. The University’s comprehensive academic program includes more than 60 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, and small class sizes and faculty-to-student ratio ensure the type of personal attention that allow students to thrive. Get more information at

“University of the Ozarks is a place of firsts…the first University in the state to admit women (1871), the first University in the state to confer a degree on an African American (1959), the first University in the state to racially integrate athletics (1963), and the first University in the nation to create a program specifically designed for students with learning disabilities (1971) – now named the Jones Learning Center. Ozarks has indeed been a trendsetter in higher education. As a matter of fact, Ozarks can trace its roots back to 1834, making the University the oldest institution of higher education in Arkansas and one of the oldest west of the Mississippi River.”  University President Richard L. Dunsworth, JD

Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University Ozark Campus is located in Ozark, (10 minutes west from Clarkville), and has a main campus in Russellville, (30 minutes east). ATU Russellville campus has an enrollment of 12,054 students making it the third largest four-year university in the State of Arkansas. The Ozark campus offers associate degrees, technical and proficiency certificates including automation technology, welding technology, law enforcement, health care, refrigeration, and much more. Get more information at