Chicot Elementary and Early Childhood Center
Chicot Elementary School and Early Childhood Center's vision is to empower young learners to grow and achieve goal-oriented leaders in a challenging world. Our mission is "to cultivate the leader within, through leadership opportunities, setting and achieving goals, and celebrating successes." Chicot serves approximately 865 three-year-old to 5th grade students with an experienced, caring, and dedicated staff. The school is located in the wonderful community of Southwest Little Rock. The elementary school is led under the direction of Principal, Kamilla (Gina) Khoury, and Assistant Principal, Mildred Butler. The ECC Coordinator, Donna Hall, oversees the Early Childhood Center. The center has twelve classes of three and four year olds. The elementary side of the school hosts six kindergarten, five first grade, four second grade, four third grade, four fourth grade, and three fifth grade classes. All students in grades K-5 attend art, music, physical education, computer, media, and guidance classes.
Chicot is a Leader in Me school. Chicot focuses heavily on empowering students with the leadership and life skills required for every student to thrive in school and in life. Visit Leader in Me to learn more about Leader in Me and the 7 Habits of Happy Kids at our school. In the 2021-2022 school year, Chicot achieved Leader in Me Lighthouse Status and is one of only three Lighthouse Schools in the State of Arkansas. Chicot is also one of our district's first four Community Schools. The four pillars of Community Schools are: 1) Integrated & Individualized Student Supports, 2) Expanded, enriched learning times, 3) Neighborhood hub for parents and community, and 4) Collaborative Leadership.
The Tamara Nabors Parent Center
The Parent Center has been renamed in order to honor a beloved staff member that passed away. Some of the many resources we offer are: books for check out, books with tapes, books to keep, parenting resource books, magazine, student's supplies, videos, school texts, computer access, and parent resources. It is the goal of Chicot Primary and ECC staff to work together with parents and members of the community to provide a quality educational experience for all students. There will be many opportunities for parents to be involved in their child's school experience and we look forward to working with each and every one. Come see what's in the Parent Center!
Reading interventionists work extensively with students to teach strategies and help students improve specific reading skills such as letter-naming, initial sounds, phoneme segmentation, and comprehension strategies. Interventionists work with the teacher to design methods of learning that are most appropriate for each child. Reading Intervention Teachers specialize in providing second and third tier intervention for students.
Gifted & Talented Education
The Gifted and Talented Program provides an educational environment for identified GT students that allows them to develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Outstanding achievement or the potential for outstanding achievement of each student is evidenced through the interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment, and creative ability. Students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade attend G/T weekly. Identified students in third through fifth grade receive G/T services weekly.
School Supplies & Uniform Policy
Chicot Elementary (grade K-5th) is a uniform school. Uniform requirements are as follows:
- Khaki, Blue Pants or Jeans (distressed or disturbed jeans are not allowed)
- Khaki, Blue Shorts, Skirt, Skort, Jumpers
- Uniform Polo Shirts (any color)
- Any fully enclosed athletic shoe
- Solid color or Chicot logo sweatshirts/hoodies
The Little Rock Junior League has donated school supplies to Chicot Elementary for your children to use in the classroom. There are still many items needed. Please see the school supply and uniform list for more information.
7:45 a.m.-2:35 p.m
Students are marked tardy at 7:50. Students may not be checked out after 1:15 pm.
Originally a part of the Pulaski County Special School District, Chicot Elementary was built in 1973 and is named after the street/neighborhood in Southwest Little Rock in which it is located. In 1982, a new wing was added to the building as Chicot became the home to students with moderate to severe disabilities. The Little Rock School District annexed Chicot from Pulaski County in 1987. The school was nearly destroyed by a fire on October 13, 1994. Ish Elementary served as a temporary home for students and staff. The school was rebuilt and the restored Chicot Elementary opened in 1995. In August 2007, Chicot and Watson Elementary schools combined attendance zones. Chicot restructured as a primary school serving Kindergarten through 2nd grade as well opening the Chicot Early Childhood Center to expand the district's pre-K program into the Southwest Little Rock area. In 2016, Chicot and Watson rezoned once more and now Chicot educates early childhood (3 years & up) through 5th grade.
Partners in Education
- Little Rock Rangers
- First LR
- Food Corps
- Little Rock Church
- The Mercy Church
- Chanan Ministries
- UALR School of Education
- Longley Baptist Church
- Bland Martial Arts Center
- La Opinion de Arkansas Newspaper
- ¡Hola! Arkansas Media Group
- Mexican Consulate of Little Rock
- St. Paul United Methodist Church – Coats and clothing
- The Church at Rock Creek – Food and backpacks to students
Many thanks to these District Partners:
- Arkansas Children’s Hospital Dental Mobile
- AR Kids Reads
- Junior League – Stuff the Bus/School supplies
Home Access Center
Parents have access to Home Access Center (HAC)-eSchool, which is a web-based tool that allows parents/guardians to monitor your child's attendance, schedule, grades, and classwork. This includes access to interim progress and report cards. Requires an Internet connection.
Emergency School Closures
AMI - Inclement Weather Alternative Home Learning Activities
School Improvement Plan