Elementary School

Foreman Elemetary School

The Foreman Public School system is a vital part of our community.

The elementary school currently employs approximately 23 teachers.

The Foreman School District has a total enrollment of 283 students in grades K-6.

Recent building projects include the construction of a new elementary school.

The elementary school is located at 311 W. 10th Ave. The office can be reached by calling (870) 542-7214 or (870) 542-6369.

The district’s annual budget is approximately $4 million.

School Statistics
School Level Primary school
Grades Offered Grades PK – 6
County Little River County, AR
Student & Faculty
Total Students 283 students
Percent Male/ Female 49 / 51
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Students by Grade Pre-K – 9 students
Kind – 38 students
Grade 1 – 27 students
Grade 2 – 42 students
Grade 3 – 38 students
Grade 4 – 47 students
Grade 5 – 40 students
Grade 6 – 42 students
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:12 1:15
Students by Ethnicity This School ( AR ) School Average
% American Indian 2% 1%
% Asian 1% 1%
% Hispanic 4% 7%
% Black 22% 25%
% White 72% 66%
Additional Student Information This School ( AR ) School Average
% Eligible for Free Lunch 52% 48%
% Eligible for Reduced Lunch 16% 9%
% Migrant Students Enrolled 1% 1%
This School’s Agency ( AR ) District Average
Number of Schools Managed 2 3
Number of Students Managed 537 students 954 students
District Total Revenue $4,551,000 $7,602,000
District Expenditure $3,996,000 $7,548,000
District Revenue / Student $8,475 $8,918
District Expenditure / Student $7,441 $8,749

Area Churches

Foreman is home to several vibrant churches. Whether you’re looking for a large, contemporary congregation or a small traditional service, you’ll find it here. Below is a listing of all churches within the city limits. In addition, our area boasts many fine, smaller country churches on the outskirts of town and in the surrounding county. For more information, use the contact information below to find out current service times, staff, etc…

Freedom Temple

Freedom Temple
212 S 2 St
Foreman, AR 71836

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church
220 N Bell St
Foreman, AR
(870) 542-7433

St. Matthews Baptist Church

St Matthews Baptist Church
PO Box 176
Foreman, AR 71836

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

St Barnabas Episcopal Church
202 N Bell St
Foreman, AR 71836

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church
915 Schuman St
Foreman, AR 71836

Church of Christ

Church of Christ
421 Tracy Lawrence Ave
Foreman, AR 71836

Catholic Church

Catholic Church
Foreman, AR 71836

Community Center

The Community Center is located at 200 Schuman Street and is available for private use by reservation. It is often used for family reunions, class reunions, various indoor activities and town get-togethers such as the monthly City Council meetings. The facility is fully heated and cooled and furnished with a full kitchen and folding tables and chairs.

To reserve the center, please contact Foreman City Hall at (870) 542-6234 or (870) 542-7434.

Annual Events

Foreman hosts several annual events including:

  • Southern Sportsman Foundation
    • The Southern Sportsmen Foundation is a group of enthusiasts who want to share our love for the outdoors with people who have disabilities, including children and veterans. Our supporters believe that in the world of hunting, there is room for people of all abilities. We are dedicated to raising funds to help provide exceptional outdoor activities for people who have missed out on the kinds of experiences that can provide memories and enjoyment for a lifetime.The Southern Sportsmen Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Foreman, Arkansas. The foundation is a spin-off organization of a local chapter of the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation (BADF), which includes participants from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. That organization, formed in 1998 after founders realized a need to provide hunting opportunities for the disabled, has fulfilled many hunting wishes for children and young adults.

      Since forming in 2004, SSF has sponsored over 200 men, women & kids with disabilities from all over the US. The generous support of businesses and individuals has helped hunters from more than a dozen states across America take part in exceptional hunting excursions. Consider supporting us as a Platinum, Gold or Silver level sponsor. For more information, contact us.

      The foundation works closely with the outdoor and wildlife departments of each state. We support their efforts to ensure the protection, conservation and preservation of our natural resources. Learn more:

      • www.sharingtheoutdoors.com
        Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
        Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
        Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
        Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Christmas Parade
  • Little River County Fair and Rodeo

Foreman Public Library

Foreman's Public Library is a great place to relax with a book.Foreman is proud to support a fully stocked and staffed public library complete with a large selection of titles in various genres as well as periodicals. Guests enjoy a clean, quite atmosphere with freely available reading materials of every kind.

The library is affiliated with the Southwest Regional Library Association.

In addition to various events throughout the year, the library staff prides itself on an excellent children’s section and yearly kid’s summer reading programs. The programs are available to all children, classes, preschool and other groups.

In addition to printed material, the library also offers the following services:

Inter-library loan- For materials not immediately on hand.
Computer/Internet- Computers with filtered internet access are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a use limit of 30 minutes if other patrons are waiting.

Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, the library offers something for everyone. Visit Foreman’s library today to see what we have for you!

Civic Clubs

Foreman is home to an array of organizations dedicated to various causes and activities. From volunteer groups devoted to helping people in need to hobbyist clubs dedicated to the enjoyment of lifes simplest diversions, folks around here stay busy. And it shows! Below are some of our more popular organizations.

Veterans of Foreign War  Veterans of Foreign Wars

Masonic Lodge  Foreman Masonic Lodge

Order of the Eastern Star  Order of the Eastern Star

United Fund  Foreman United Fund

TexArk Anique Auto Club  TexArk Antique Auto Club

 Southern Sportsmen Foundation

For more information on this organization contact:
Mike Cranford PO Box 209 Foreman, AR 71836 (903) 826-3318.


Downtown ForemanWhile you’re in town, be sure to take time to stroll through Foreman’s downtown, where there’s no fast lane and window shopping is a local pastime.

Tucked in the middle of Little River County, this little haven is full of history. Every shop has a story all its own, and the record of Foreman’s past is preserved in each one of the buildings that line the streets.

Meander through the old shops that have been around since long ago and experience the kind of warm, friendly folks and relaxed atmosphere that you’ll never find at a big box retailer. No fighting traffic. No crowds or loud music. No pushy salespeople. And no gimmicks guaranteed to make you buy something. Just the simple, hard-working men and women that call Foreman’s main street home. Spend a day downtown. The only thing we guarantee you’ll go home with is a smile!

Foremandiscover a simpler life!

Little River County

Little River County is located in southwest Arkansas. As of 2004, the population is 13,254. The county seat is Ashdown. Little River County is Arkansas’s 59th county, formed from Sevier County on March 5, 1867 and named for the Little River. The county is separated from all other surrounding counties in the state by water (a characteristic shared only with neighboring Miller County), with the Little River, Millwood Lake and the Red River forming the boundaries of the county within the state.

Great pride has been taken to preserve the natural beauty and renowned abundance of fish and game this area has to offer.

The land in and around Little River County is rich and fertile. It contains an abundance of lime formations in some areas near White Cliffs, Okay, and Foreman. Through the years, major industries have located to Little River County because of it’s ample and affordable resources. A fine balance of progress and preservation has kept the unspoiled beauty of Little River County one of the finest in the state.Little River County

The future of Little River County is as limitless as the natural resources it possesses. To learn more, go to www.littlerivercounty.org.



Texas A&M
Texas A & M University
Enrollment: 1462
Degrees Offered: B;M
Degrees Awarded: 353
Location: Texarkana, TX
Driving Distance: 30 miles




Cossatot Community College
Cossatot Community College of the UA
Enrollment: 1133
Degrees Offered: A
Degrees Awarded: 164
Location: De Queen
Driving Distance: 16 miles



Texarkana College
Texarkana College
Enrollment: 4382
Degrees Offered: A
Degrees Awarded: 520
Location: Texarkana, TX
Driving Distance: 30



U of A Community College at Hope
UA Community College-Hope
Enrollment: 1120
Degrees Offered: A
Degrees Awarded: 294
Location: Hope
Driving Distance: 48 miles


The public school system is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.

*A = Associate; B = Bachelor; J = Juris Doctorate; M = Masters; P = Ph.D.; S = Specialist; T = Technical Certificate

Quality of Life

Mean daily maximum temperature 76°
Mean daily minimum temperature 53°
Normal humidity (mean daily noontime) 57%
Normal humidity (mean daily midday) 77%

Recreational Facilities
There are three tennis courts in the Ashdown/Texarkana area along with numerous parks and recreational facilities.

Hunting, Fishing, Boating, and Camping

  • Beard Lake
  • Little River
  • Millwood Lake
  • Ouachita National Forest
  • Red River


Social and Cultural Opportunities

  • Annual Christmas Lighting Festival
  • The Annual Summer Evening Festival
  • Tracy Lawrence Annual Summer Concert