The public school district, Mountain Home Public Schools, encompasses some 330 square miles (850 km2) and serves more than 4,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The public school consists of seven campuses, which includes the Mountain Home High School (grades 10-12), Mountain Home-Baxter Junior High (grades 8 & 9), Pinkston Middle School (grades 6-7), Hackler Intermediate (grade 3-5), Nelson-Wilks-Herron Elementary school (grades 1-2), the Kindergarten center, and the Guy Berry College and Career Academy (alternative school setting).
The Mountain Home School System, with the mascot the Bombers, plays in the 6A/7A East Athletic Conference in basketball, football, baseball, softball, track and field, soccer, wrestling, cross country, volleyball and swimming. The cross country teams have won multiple state championships in recent years and the swim and volleyball teams have competed for state championships recently.
Additionally, Mountain Home High School has a highly reputable band program, which has been invited to, and participated in, many different well-known events. The marching band was invited to perform in the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as the 2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. The band was unable to attend those events for technical reasons. Most notably, the band marched in the 2006 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the 2010 Citrus Bowl Parade. They have also had a Jazz Band that has performed before shows in Branson, Missouri. The band program in Mountain Home was built to what it is today by Rob Nelson, Bill Maxwell, and its current director Tom Chentnik.
The districts robotics program is also very reputable, and highly successful. The program's team number 16 "Bomb Squad" placed in the top three of the FIRST Championship (FRC) multiple times and won the FRC world championship in 2012.
Established in 1995, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is a public, open access, two-year campus of the Arkansas State University System, primarily serving students in North Central Arkansas. ASUMH provides affordable lifelong learning and excellent teaching, enabling students of all ages to enhance their quality of life. The ASUMH campus is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, within minutes from two beautiful freshwater lakes and rivers that feature great fishing and water sports opportunities. ASUMH offers a wide range of opportunities including two-year degrees, technical certificates, certificates of proficiency & lifelong learning.