Take a fresh look at Crowley's Ridge Academy!

CRA has been “building leaders and building followers” since 1953, but many folks in Northeast Arkansas & Southeast Missouri may not be all that familiar with us. We’re a private Christian school in Paragould, but we accept students from across NEA & SEMO.

Our goal is to prepare our students to live out the biblical imperatives of loving God with all their hearts, minds, souls and strength, and of loving their neighbors as they love themselves. We do this while also maintaining a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and offering a wide range of sports, clubs, and extracurricular activities.

Come experience the difference CRA can make for your family! Give us a call at 870-236-6908 or click the button below to ask us a question about the school. Thank you for taking a look at our school and our ministry.

CRA helped nurture not only my future, but my faith, too!

Olivia Gardner

2020 graduate

Building Leaders.

Our rigorous college-preparatory curriculum readies your student for a lifetime of leadership in his or her career.

Building Followers.

CRA augments the Christian faith you've instilled at home & church, helping your child become a lifelong believer.

Doctors, attorneys, architects, certified public accountants, professors, decorated military leaders, nationally recognized journalists… the list of highly successful CRA graduates goes on and on, just like our nearly 70-year history of getting students ready to excel in college and career.

At CRA, we understand that the work of building tomorrow’s leaders involves not just classroom experience, but also opportunities to lead through service. We believe the greatest leader in history is Jesus Christ, and it’s his example we follow and strive to impart in the lives of our students.

You’ll be impressed by the depth of Bible knowledge our students develop at a very young age. The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

That’s exactly what we do every single day at CRA. Even our pre-schoolers are learning memory verses and Bible truths. By the time they’re “big kids” in senior high, they’re ready to serve as spiritual mentors and encouragers to the young students just getting started. That’s servant leadership in action.

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CRA Facts


In 2019, our students' composite ACT average score was 25.3. The average composite ACT score for CRA students is typically 2-3 points higher than state and national ACT score averages. Click the chart icon above for a multi-year comparison.


As a private school, CRA can accept students from any district at any time. We run daily bus routes in Jonesboro, Brookland, Paragould and Walnut Ridge. We currently enjoy enrollment from multiple Arkansas counties and from the Missouri bootheel.


CRA students can participate in up to 9 extracurricular sports. CRA's volleyball team claimed a state championship in 2018 and was state runner-up in 2019. Our tennis, basketball, and cross country teams all qualified for regional and/or state tournaments as well.


CRA's tuition is lower than comparable private schools in the region and state. We offer monthly payment plans and provide discounts for multiple students in the same household. Click the dollar bill above for a 2020-21 cost schedule.


Forget what you think you know about school lunches. Students rave about the food at CRA. Homemade favorites include quesadillas, poppyseed chicken, stromboli, and breakfast casserole. Healthy & delicious!


We offer daily Bible class, daily chapel service, and pauses for prayer throughout the day. We try to create an atmosphere of thoughtful discipleship that encourages each student to develop his or her own faith.

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606 Academy Drive  •  Paragould, AR  72450
870.236.6908  •  info@crafalcons.org