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Welcome to the Lavaca School District website.
This site offers a brief overview of our learning community.

The Lavaca School District is committed to providing students with a quality education that will prepare them to be lifelong learners and productive citizens of a democratic society. As educators we are committed to the service of each other, our students, and our community. Our rural district serves approximately 820 students in grades K-12 and is located ten miles East of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Lavaca has a population of approximately two thousand and covers an area of fifty-seven square miles. It is bordered on the North by the Arkansas River and on the West and South by the lush acres of Fort Chaffee. The three schools making up the district are within a one-half mile area on Highway 255. Lavaca High School has approximately 255 students in grades 9-12. Lavaca Middle Schools serves 280 students in grades 5-8, and Lavaca Elementary serves 285 students in grades K-4.

2018-2019 Lavaca School Board










The 2021-2022 School Board Members are:

(left to right) Front row: Craig Carter, Tricia May, Ronnie Dean
Back Row: Perry Newman, Darren Smithson


2022 School Board Election Information


Perry Newman

Ronnie Dean

Craig Carter

Tricia May

Darren Smithson

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