• Education


    The Searcy School District is committed to providing students with a quality education. Approximately 4,000 students are served on six campuses across the city.

    The three elementary schools which consist of McRae Elementary, Sidney Deener Elementary, and Westside Elementary house students in grades K-3, Southwest Middle School is made up of grades 4-6, AHLF Junior High School educates students in grades 7 and 8, and Searcy High School is comprised of students in grades 9-12. Students across the district have access to the finest technology in their classrooms and/or buildings.

    The district offers a challenging educational learning climate through high quality curricula including gifted and talented programs, special education, advanced placement courses, concurrent college credit courses, and technology-based programs.

    Additionally, Searcy School District provides social-emotional learning programs such as "Capturing Kids Hearts." The district is fully accredited by the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Searcy Public School has been recognized several times for high academic achievement by the Arkansas Rewards and Recognition Program and the Office of Educational Policy Awards Program.

    For more information, please contact Searcy School District Administration at (501) 268-3517 or access the school district website at searcyschools.org.

    Searcy School District

    Certified Teachers: 304

    Classified Employees: 170

    McRae Elementary

    609 West McRae: (501) 268-3936

    (K-3) Average Enrollment = 437

    Sidney Deener Elementary

    163 Cloverdale: (501) 268-3850

    (K-3) Average Enrollment = 380

    Westside Elementary

    512 Country Club: (501) 268-0111

    (K-3) Average Enrollment = 459

    Southwest Middle School

    1000 W Beebe Capps: (501) 268-3125

    (4-6) Average Enrollment = 938

    Ahlf Junior High

    308 West Vine: (501) 268-3158

    (7-8) Average Enrollment = 698

    Searcy High School

    301 North Ella: (501) 268-8315

    (9-12) Average Enrollment = 1094

    The Riverview School District has three school campuses: two K-6 elementary campuses in Judsonia and Kensett, and the Junior High/High School Campus in Searcy.  The district serves approximately 1,200 students and has almost 200 employees.

    The Riverview School District is committed to providing a quality education in an engaging setting for all students.  Riverview is a 1:1 school district using Apple products.  All students in grades K-12 have their own device to use daily. In addition to excellent facilities and highly qualified teachers, Riverview has many successful extracurricular programs including a variety of athletic offerings and award-winning fine arts programs. 

    For more information about everything Riverview has to offer, feel free to visit our website at riverviewschools.org or contact us at (501) 279-0540. Administrative offices are located at 800 Raider Drive in Searcy.


    Harding Academy’s primary purpose is to provide a high -quality education in a Christian environment. The Academy strives to be a Christ-centered school that cultivates a love for learning, while educating the heart and mind for eternity. It strives to be a leader in advancing Christ-centered living and learning through its spiritual development, high quality academics and co-curricular opportunities for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. It is fully accredited by Arkansas Non-Public School Accrediting Association (ANSAA) and the National Christian School Association (NCSA), and holds district accreditation status from AdvancED, the national commission that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.

    For more information, please contact the Harding Academy Office of Administration at 501-279-7200 or visit our website www.academy.harding.edu.
    1529 E. Park . Searcy, AR 72143

    The Sunshine School serves students of all ages with developmental disabilities. There is no age limit for students to be admitted to the preschool, nor is there an automatic cut-off age for adults. The school is a non-profit organization (501c3) funded by state and federal monies and tuition form public schools. Contributions from United Way of White County are used as a match to generate these funds and to augment services. There is no cost to a family for a student to attend Sunshine School. Currently students being served are from Searcy, Augusta, Pangburn, Kensett, Des Arc, Pleasant Plains, Beebe, Judsonia, Hazen, Bradford, and McCrory.

    901 Airport Loop. Searcy, AR 72143 . (501) 268-9227. https://www.searcysunshineschool.org/

    Cornerstone Christian Academy's vision is to provide students with solid academic knowledge and Godly wisdom, while instilling character and courage for living Christian lives. The Academy offers K-12 classes, low student-teacher ratios and extra-curricular activities. They strive to keep tuition affordable and welcome parent involvement. It is housed in Searcy Faith Assembly of God Church. 2447 Hwy 16.Searcy, AR 72143. (501) 279-3006

    CrossPointe Preparatory is a certified University- Model School (UMS) designed with two guiding principles: 1) to offer students the opportunity to acquire a high degree of academic achievement and 2) to preserve and strengthen the God-ordained family relationships in which the Christian faith is most effectively fostered. UMS assumes that parents are the single most influential factor in a child’s emotional, social and spiritual development. Consequently, the school seeks to provide parents with the opportunity to work consistently with their children during their school years and teach them the faith and values they hold dear. This partnership develops children who are morally, academically, and spiritually prepared to perform at their maximum potential while maintaining strong family relationships for the fostering of the Christian faith. They offer Pre-Kindergarten-12th grade. www.crosspointeprep.org 3000 East Park Ave. Searcy, AR 72143. (501) 230-649

    Liberty Christian School is an independent, community-supported, Christian school. Certified teachers, the ABeka Book curriculum and class size limits of fifteen students ensure academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. At Liberty, students find an environment where peer pressure works toward education and Christian citizenship, not negative behavior. The Administration and teachers work to create an atmosphere where academic achievement and spiritual growth is valued and doesn't conflict with social acceptance. Pre-Kindergarten-6th grade classes are offered, and the average enrollment is approximately 75 students. 1202 South Benton . (501) 268-4848 www.libertychristianschool.net