Batesville and Southside combine to form the economic, cultural, employment, medical, and industrial hub of Independence County and North Central Arkansas. Our unified economic development strategy has expanded regional offerings and provided additional job opportunities through business expansions and relocations. There are two colleges in our communities - University of Arkansas Community College and Lyon College. There are also several private and public schools to choose from (listed below).


When it comes to healthcare, Batesville and the surrounding areas have everything you would ever need. We are blessed to have some of the world’s leading doctors and patient treatment facilities you’ll find anywhere in the nation. 

Downtown Batesville is home to the oldest existing Main Street in Arkansas. With its beautiful new streetscape, pocket park, historic homes, churches, antique stores, clothing boutiques, historic movie theater - The Melba, and one-of-a-kind dining experiences, downtown Batesville is a destination that must be visited by all.

Batesville is also labeled the Christmas Capital of Arkansas™, the dirt-racing capital of the South, home to NASCAR legend Mark Martin, and the home of our state-of-the-art 112,000 sq. ft. Community Center & Aquatics Parks. The area is known for its outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, caving, climbing, scenic photography, and fishing. Batesville is the ultimate basecamp for your next adventure. Come stay for the weekend, or perhaps for the rest of your life!

Other school and city information includes:


Central Magnet Math & Science

Lowest grade : K, Highest grade : 6

Students : 360

Eagle Mountain Magnet School

Lowest grade : PK, Highest grade : 6

Students : 654

Southside Elementary School

Lowest grade : PK, Highest grade : 3

Students : 728

Southside Middle School

Lowest grade : 4, Highest grade : 6

Students : 432

West Magnet School

Lowest grade : K, Highest grade : 6

Students : 529


Batesville Junior High School

Lowest grade : 7, Highest grade : 9

Students : 679

Southside Junior High School

Lowest grade : 7, Highest grade : 9

Students : 432


Batesville High School

Lowest grade : 10, Highest grade : 12

Students : 630

Southside Charter High School

Lowest grade : 10, Highest grade : 12

Students : 358

Batesville City Information:

Batesville Municipal Building
500 E. Main Street
Batesville, Arkansas 72501

Batesville Regional Airport 870-251-1244

Animal Control 870-698-2424

City Code Enforcement 870-698-2456

Safety Department 870-698-2400

Fire Department 870-698-2439

Sanitation Department 870-698-2400

Parks and Recreation 870-698-2427

City Utilities 870-698-2415 

Street Department 870-698-2430

Human Resources 870-698-2400

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