Schools: High School

Home of the Lions

Manila High School
419 E. Olympia St.
Manila, AR  72442
(870) 561-4417

Link to High School Twitter account@manilahighnews

Principal Mark Manchester

Welcome to Manila High School! What I love about our school is that we have something for every student. From our excellent Advanced Placement (AP) program to our equally exceptional career focus, we make sure we meet all needs and interests.

That goes for our extracurricular activities as well. Our students can participate in athletics, band, choir and a wide variety of clubs and activities. And they do! Last year, 90 percent of our students were involved in at least one extracurricular organization.

Above all, we have a culture at Manila High School that is all about caring for kids. Every teacher, administrator and staff member here works toward the goal of helping each student grow to be his or her best.

I firmly believe that our family environment is what sets Manila High School apart from all others.

Mark Manchester
Manila High School Principal

Eat Breakfast at School!

Mornings can be really crazy: the alarm doesn't go off … the kids don’t want to get up … they don’t have time to eat before the bus comes … or they’re just not ready to eat. Or maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school.

If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you -- breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast provides vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.

Breakfast at school is affordable, too. If you qualify for free and reduced-price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.

Help your child start the day right with school breakfast!

Our Mission

The mission of Manila High School, in partnership with parents and the community, is to create empowered learners in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. As educators, our goal is to provide a safe, healthy and positive learning environment and to create lifelong learners.

Every student will be inspired and challenged to learn, grow and accomplish their personal, academic, social and vocational goals.


Intellectually Curious
Owners of Learning
Noble Characters
Supportive Stakeholders

Our Staff

Assistant Principal: Lee Wimberley

Gifted and Talented Coordinator: Kelly Belew 

Guidance Counselor: Angie Gipson

Library Media Specialist: Debra Lee

Secretary: Tiffany Costner

Secretary: Mary Ann Minton

Secretary: Eva Towles


Agriculture: Grahm Agee

Algebra I, Bridge to Algebra II, Physical Science, Math-Ready, Career-Ready: Meghan Brown

Alternative Learning Environment: Rodney W. Lancaster 

American History, World History: Lorin Morgan

Art: Candice Dunigan

Band and Music: Jon Myers

Boys Basketball: Lee Wimberley

Business: Tonia Eubanks

Choir: Misty Humway

Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science: Kendra Lesley

Civics, Economics, Psychology and Sociology: Brandon Nix

Drivers Education and Physical Education: Jerry Castor

EAST Facilitator: Christy Woody

English: Frances Street

English: Paula Poag

English and French: Gerri McCann

Family and Consumer Sciences: Mary Smith

Girls Basketball: Samantha Fowler

Health and Wellness: Zachary Birmingham

In-School Suspension: Brandon Bryant

Math: Christina Barrentine

Math: Jennifer Harper

Physical Education: Jason Crane

Resource English and Math: Russell Page

Science: Sharon Hamilton

Spanish and Speech: Martha Lawrence

Special Education: Beth Jolliff

Study Hall: Craig Wheeler

World History: Scott Morgan