LR Southwest Magnet

High School - Little Rock School District

9715 Mabelvale Pike, Little Rock


  • Principal: Marvin Burton

    9715 Mabelvale Pike 
    Mabelvale, AR  72103

    Fax: 501-447-9101

    LRSD Southwest High will be a state-of-the-art high school campus covering 400,000 square feet of academic and athletic space and is slated to open in the fall of 2020 to students from JA Fair and McClellan high schools.  This will be the district’s first high school to be built in over 50 years, and will be the new flagship high school for the state’s capitol city. The high school will combine the student populations of J.A. Fair and McClellan high schools, for a total student count of over 2000. 


    ACT Exam-Juniors Only

    Tuesday February 23rd will be a VIRTUAL DAY for 9th, 10th, and 12th graders due to the ACT Exam that will be administered to Juniors on this day. All students, other than those Juniors who are testing, will be expected to log in, from their homes, to their classes for virtual instruction and students will be expected to log in to each of their classes to be counted as present.

    All Juniors will arrive on campus and report to the 3rd floor where room locations will be posted for students to report to the appropriate classroom. This is an in-person test that will not be administered virtually. If you are a Junior who attends school virtually please attend this Free ACT Test, you must report to campus to take the test. Scholars are expected to arrive by 8:30 am in order to begin testing at 8:45 am. Scholars will complete testing by 12:40 pm, and activities have been planned for them after testing until 3:00 pm, but parents may pick up students after testing time.

    If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Sharon Jackson at or Dr. Marie Boone at

    ACT Exam for Juniors

    Open Enrollment

    The Magnet program at LR Southwest is designed to prepare scholars for college and career options, as well as, real-world applications for the global society. Students will acquire skills and knowledge so they can 1) be well-prepared for college, 2) possess workplace readiness skills based on current industry needs, and 3) have career options for life. 

    LR Southwest is a part of the Ford Next Generation Learning (Ford NGL), spearheaded by the Little Rock Regional Chamber, in conjuction with North Little Rock School District, Pulaski County Special School District, and Jacksonville North Pulaski County School District to create and implement a community-centered, career-focused educational model to improve outcomes in the districts high schools. To learn more about Ford NGL and the many benefits this model presents for your scholar click here

    LR Southwest will offer a path for scholars insterested in studying a specific career area while in high school. The school currently offers 9th Grade Freshman Academy. In this academy scholars will increase their awareness of career opportunities, identify personal interests in potential careers, develop a plan for the remainder of their high school studies and ultimately select a career academy.

    Beginning in the Fall of the 2021-22 school year, we will offer the remaining three academies, which are: 1) Aerospace & Medical Science, 2) Business & Computer Science, and 3) Leadership & Public Service.  Each program of study will lead to an industry certification and/or college concurrent credit with Advance Placement (AP) scores. 

    Little Rock Southwest would love to have you be a part of the Gryphon Family. If you are new to the district or simply exploring your options, LR Southwest Magnet Highs School will meet and exceed your expectations. 

    To register for the upcoming school year click now.

    If you would like a tour of our school complete this School Tour Survey and let us know when you would like to come.  


    Little Rock Southwest Ready for Learning Packet

    Listo Para School Plan De Aprendizaje-Espanol

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