|City/Town: • Huttig|
|Location Class: • School|
|Year Built: • 1974 | Year Abandoned: • 2008|
|Status: • Abandoned|
|Photojournalist: • Caitlen Taylor|
Huttig schools were desegregated in the 1960s, like other south Arkansas school districts. In 2003, the Arkansas General Assembly required school districts with fewer than 350 students to consolidate. Huttig was forced into consolidation with the neighboring Strong (Union County) school district in 2004. The school board closed the junior high school in Huttig in 2006 and then closed the elementary school in 2008, transporting students to the schools in Strong. The weakness of the housing industry led to layoffs at the sawmill in Huttig in the early twenty-first century.