Little Rock Family Ultimate All-School Guide: Little Rock School District
The mission of LRSD is to equip students with skills and knowledge to realize aspirations, think critically and independently, learn continuously and become productive citizens. This is done through open access to a diverse, innovative and challenging curriculum in a secure environment. Staff is dedicated to excellence and empowered with trust and support from community.
Honors & Awards
• Nearly 200 National Board-certified teachers
• 16 National Merit Semifinalists and three National Hispanic Scholars for 2019
• Home of 2 National Blue Ribbon elementary schools
Implementing academy-style, small learning environments using Ford Next Generation Learning Model. Career Education Expansion – doubled student numbers in medical programs and police and fire academies.
LRSD has resources to meet the needs of individual students. Whether your child thrives in a gifted and talented learning environment or has special needs, LRSD provides a welcoming, nurturing educational atmosphere for all students.
School Improvement Plan
The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is designed to guide each elementary, middle and high school with a road map that identifies and organizes strategies/resources that will lead to student success.
LR Hall STEAM Magnet High, designated a STEAM Magnet in 2020, will offer exciting new career pathways to computer science, health care and media arts. Little Rock West High School of Innovation will provide project-based educational opportunities.
Forest Heights STEM Academy has an intense focus on technology for students K-8. Several LRSD campuses have EAST labs, which offer hands-on learning with many forms of technology. The Verizon Innovative Learning Institute, a $5.4M investment, provides iPads and data plans to middle school students.
Bright Futures connects students with caring community partners who meet students’ needs within 24 hours.
SUPERINTENDENT: Michael A. Poore
SCHOOLS BY THE NUMBERS:
► 21 pre-K sites
► 2 specialized academies
► 26 elementary schools
► 7 middle schools
► 6 high schools
► 3 non-traditional campuses
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
► April 20: OneRock Student-Athlete Awards
► April 21: Evening of the Stars honoring volunteers in public schools
► May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week
► May 19-21: High School Graduations
LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
810 W. Markham St.