Nestled along the Arkansas River amongst the rolling hills of rural Arkansas lies the charming town of Lavaca. Lavaca boasts a population of nearly 2,500 friendly residents. This small town exudes a sense of tranquility and close-knit community that is characteristic of small towns in Arkansas.

As a bedroom community to Fort Smith, there is little industry, and life in Lavaca revolves around the school. Education is highly valued in Lavaca, and the local school plays a pivotal role in the community. The school serves as a center of learning and a gathering place for families. Game nights come alive during the school year when the whole town rallies behind the high school teams, filling the bleachers with enthusiastic cheers and community spirit.

Community involvement and volunteerism are at the heart of Lavaca. Neighbors come together to support one another during times of celebration and hardship. The sense of camaraderie and compassion runs deep in this close-knit town. Lavaca represents everything that most Arkansans grew up looking forward to —a place where simplicity, community, and beauty intertwine to create a haven of tranquility and genuine human connections.

Mission Statement

At Lavaca Public Schools, our mission is to provide our students, staff, and families unlimited opportunities to reach their full potential by preparing them for the changing world. We are committed to providing opportunities to develop academically, personally, professionally, and socially. We support the growth of thoughtful minds, compassionate hearts, and service-oriented hands that foster traditional community values that last a lifetime.

Vision Statement

The vision of Lavaca Public Schools is to be a district that provides unlimited opportunities to our students and to prepare them to pursue their passions and achieve their goals