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  • Hartford Campus

    Welcome to the official website of the Hartford Campus which is a part of the Hackett School District. We realize it takes a variety of different elements working together to build a successful, quality school system. We are happy to have those required elements striving to provide the district's citizens and taxpayers with a school they can be proud of.

    By combining the latest instructional materials, supplies, and equipment with a well-constructed curriculum, consistent discipline, and research-based instructional strategies, Hartford Public Schools are committed to creating an atmosphere that not only builds minds that think, but hearts that care and hands that serve.

    With this website, we hope to provide information that is interesting, relevant, and helpful. If you are not a resident of Hartford and are considering a move here, please visit our campus to see for yourself that we are a progressive community and a great place to learn.

    Thank you for your interest in the Hartford Campus.


    Sr Class 2012



    Hartford Campus is located in Hartford, Arkansas, a town of 721 located in the southern part Sebastian County just 35 miles south of Fort Smith.

    • The student attendance rate is about 93%.
    • Elementary School houses grades Kindergarten-Sixth.
    • High School houses grades Seventh-Twelfth.
    • Approximately 39 teachers and administrators are employed on the Hartford Campus.
    • The district also employs about 23 in support staff.
    • All Hackett Schools are accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education.



    The town of Hartford was first called Gwynn when it was originally settled. Prior to 1900, the town saw the arrival of the Rock Island Railroad and the town's name was changed to Hartford. Hartford was incorporated in 1900 and as a result, the old original town of Hartford, about one and a half miles west and named for a creek crossing belonging to the Hart family, is now generally referred to as "Old Town" or "West Hartford". According to Goodspeed's "History of Arkansas", William J. Fleming and William Stevenson opened the first store in West Hartford. By 1891 there were several businesses, a public school, and a Union Church edifice used respectively by Methodists, Baptists, and Cumberland Presbyterians.

    The town of Hartford was incorporated February 28, 1900.

    During the early half of the twentieth century, the town was home to the Hartford Music Company, which operated a singing school and also published Gospel songs with "I'll Fly Away" and "Victory In Jesus" being two of the most widely known. The city was also home to significant mining activity, which has returned to a limited extent.

    Hartford High School was the first school in Arkansas with a lighted football field.

    The Hartford School District was annexed by the Hackett School District in 2015.


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    Hartford Campus
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    Hartford, Arkansas 72938
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