Public Education

The Brinkley School District has strong community and patron support with more than 681 students kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district encompasses an area of 230 square miles in North Monroe and south Woodruff counties. The district has one elementary school � Pre-K-6th, and one high school � 7th-12th grades. All grades are housed on a contiguous campus.

Brinkley Public Schools meet Arkansas State Standards and are accredited by the North Central Association for Accreditation of Schools.

School programs are in place to identify and serve the unique educationally handicapped and academically gifted and talented students. Programs are available for students in instrumental and vocal music, art, drama and sports at the secondary level. Clubs and student service organizations include Drama Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, French Club, TOPS, Library Club, Annual Staff, FCCLA, HOSA, FHA and FBLA Education.

The school system has made a commitment to improve the understanding and use of technology not only for its students but the citizens of Computer Technology Education Brinkley as well. The district�s objective is to use technology to strengthen local and global communication skills and capabilities for the entire community. This also provides incoming industry with a trainable labor force ready to adapt to specific needs. Internet access is provided to teachers, students and parents of the school system.

The recently established Brinkley Technology Collaborative encompasses teachers, civic and business leaders, students, housewives and senior citizens, and draws from the entire ethnic makeup of the city. Its goal is to place easily accessible computer systems in public sites for computer class instruction and use by any resident.

Brinkley High School

Brinkley High School has its own web site, maintained by the students in the Brinkley Environmental and Spatial Technology (BEST) Center at Brinkley High School.

Technical Colleges and Universities

Crowley�s Ridge Technical Institute is located in Forrest City and offers thirteen full-time programs. Established in 1966, it is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Arkansas State Board of Workforce Education and Career Development.

Courses offered:
  • Adult Education
  • Electronic Technology
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Industrial Equipment Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Basic Drafting Technology
  • Machine Shop Technology
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Major Appliance Service
  • Secretarial/Word Processing
  • Residential Construction/Carpentry
  • Child Care Specialist
  • Welding
  • Cosmetology
Short-term courses:
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Truck Driving Emergency
  • Medical Technology

For more information, contact:
Crowley�s Ridge Technical Institute
1620 Newcastle
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: 870-633-5411
Toll free: 800-824-2317

East Arkansas Community College is located only a short distance east on Interstate 40 in Forrest City. The college is a state-funded two-year institution that serves students in Cross, Lee, Monroe, St. Francis and Woodruff counties. Through a cooperative learning agreement with Arkansas State University, EACC is able to provide four-year degrees in specific disciplines.

The college offers degree programs in the following disciplines:

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts

Basic Course Requirements (transferable to state universities):

  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Office Technology
  • Banking and Finance
  • Quality Management/Supervision
  • Business Administration
  • Nursing and Advanced EMT
  • Child Care
  • Information System Management
  • Certificates of Proficiency
  • Industrial Supervision and Safety
  • Criminal Justice
  • Paramedic - EMT
  • Drafting and Design
  • Word Processing/Desktop Publishing

For more information, contact:
East Arkansas Community College
1700 Newcastle Rd.
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: 870-633-4480
Fax: 870-633-7222
Registrar�s Office: Toll free 877-7977-EACC

Arkansas State University (ASU) has a branch campus in Beebe, a short commute from Brinkley. ASU enjoys a reputation as the preeminent institution of higher education in the Arkansas Delta and the only comprehensive public university located in this region. Dedicated to teaching, research and service, the university provides students with the broad educational foundations that help develop critical thinking and analytical skills, decision-making capabilities and communication skills.

There are eight colleges and a graduate school, each under the direction of a dean, and two independent departments under the direction of chairs. Arkansas State University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), and its education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

ASU offers Associate degrees is four areas and Bachelor and Masters degrees in most major areas. A Doctorate degree is offered in Education.

For more information, contact:
Arkansas State University P O Box 1630
Jonesboro, AR 72467
Phone: 870-972-2100

Other universities and colleges are conveniently located in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee.

The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree Preschool, day care and several private schools are located in the city.

Monroe County Human Development Center, Inc.
1116 North New York
Brinkley, AR 72021

Licensed by Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Operated since June, 1974
Day services provided for: preschool/early intervention, school age students, adult services/training and clients who are developmentally delayed physically and mentally.
Speech, physical and occupational therapy are provided if needed.
Transportation provided to and from the center for the clients.
Counties covered are: Monroe, St. Francis, Woodruff, Lee, Phillips and Prairie.