Award Year: 2015

Mount Pleasant Elementary School

1 Bluebird Lane
Mount Pleasant, AR, 72561-0144

(870) 346-5194

Mr. Steven J Chaney, Principal at time of Nomination

Mrs. Carolyn Blevins, Current Principal

Title I School


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Our mission is to provide an appropriately challenging curriculum, promote a safe, supportive environment, and foster parental and community involvement in student learning and development.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Students exploring at the Health Fair.

Students exploring at the Health Fair.

Mount Pleasant Elementary School is a rural public school located in Izard County of north-central Arkansas in the town of Mount Pleasant with a population of about 400. Mount Pleasant Elementary is comprised of an administration, faculty, and staff of highly qualified, individuals dedicated to helping each child succeed. The majority of the faculty has lived in and around the Mount Pleasant area their entire lives and treasure the unique culture and traditions of the community. At the same time, they welcome into their fold, new ideas and opportunities from those faculty members who have migrated to this area. Experience levels for the faculty and staff ranges anywhere from 5 to 40 years.

Mount Pleasant School teachers, staff, and parents strive to educate all students to achieve their highest academic potential. The Schools’ strengths and accomplishments can be attributed to the teachers and staff sharing a common bond with its parents and community. Our mission has always been to make our school the best possible learning environment for the children and for it to be an integral part of the community. Parental Involvement has been meaningfully integrated into the programs and community of Mount Pleasant Elementary. The community and school have always worked closely together to instill in students a sense of pride in who they are and what attributes are necessary for them to become productive citizens. Traditions unique to this geographical area have been developed and culminated collaboratively by the community and school. Our parents and community are our strength.