|Manila School District|
|419 East Olympia Street|
Manila, Arkansas 72442
|Motto||A Great Place To Be|
|NCES District ID||0500046|
|Students and staff|
|Teachers||81.26 (on FTE basis)|
|Staff||173.26 (on FTE basis)|
|Athletic conference||3A Region 3 (2012–14)|
Manila School District (or Manila Public Schools) is a public school district based in Manila, Arkansas. Manila Public Schools serves more than 1,000 students and employs more than 170 faculty and staff on a full time equivalent basis for its three schools and district office. The school district encompasses 134.66 square miles (348.8 km2) of land in Mississippi County as one of the county's six school districts and serves all or portions of the communities of Manila, Etowah, West Ridge, Leachville, Osceola, and Lepanto.
In the late 1880s, Manila’s first school was located about a half mile north of its present location on Olympia and Davis streets. Students were taught in a one-room schoolhouse by teacher Benjamin Bollinger, with most students only completing a few grades at the little elementary school. Then, on May 21, 1926, Manila graduated its first class of five seniors.
Manila School District and each of its three schools are accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and has been accredited by AdvancED (formerly North Central Association) since 1966.
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.
- Manila High School, serving grades 9 through 12.
- Manila Middle School, serving grades 5 through 8.
- Manila Elementary School, serving prekindergarten through grade 4.
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