|Pocahontas High School|
2312 Stadium Drive
|School type||Public comprehensive|
|School district||Pocahontas School District|
|NCES School ID||051161000884|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.20|
|Education system||ADE Smart Core|
|Classes offered||Regular, Advanced Placement (AP)|
|Color(s)|| Red |
|Athletics conference||4A Region 3 (2012–14)|
|Team name||Pocahontas Redskins|
Pocahontas High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Pocahontas, Arkansas, United States. The school provides secondary education for students in grades 10 through 12. It is one of two public high schools in Randolph County, Arkansas and the sole high school administered by the Pocahontas School District.
The assumed course of study follows the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), which requires students complete 22 units prior to graduation (24 for Honors or Student of Distinction). Students complete regular coursework and exams and may take Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exam with the opportunity to receive college credit. In addition, PHS has a concurrent credit agreement with Black River Technical College (BRTC) for students taking selected instructor-led and online courses.
The Pocahontas High School mascot is the Redskins with red and white serving as the school colors.
The Pocahontas Redskins compete in interscholastic activities within the 4A Classification—the state's fourth largest classification—via the 4A Region 2 Conference administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Redskins field teams in football, golf (boys/girls), volleyball, tennis (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), track and field (boys/girls), baseball, softball, competitive cheer and dance, and swim (boys/girls).
Clubs and traditions
Beyond sports, the Redskins participate in competitive debate and speech competitions. Students may also engage in a variety of clubs and organizations such as: Future Farmers of America (FFA), Student Council, Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Quiz Bowl, and Band. The Band is known as The Pocahontas Marching Redskins, directed by Brady Massey, Amanda Miller, and Stan Hall.
The following are notable people associated with Pocahontas High School. If the person was a Pocahontas High School student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included
- Ed Bethune (1953)—Politician; member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1979–85).
- Wear Schoonover (1928)—Athlete; inductee to College Football Hall of Fame; charter inductee to Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.
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- "School Profile, Pocahontas High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 23 October 2012.