The mission of the Little Rock School District is to equip students with skills and knowledge to realize aspirations, think critically and independently, learn continuously and become productive citizens. We do this 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.
As the state’s largest school district, 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 welcoming, nurturing educational atmosphere for all students.
Some Featured Honors and Awards
- Nearly 200 National Board Certified Teachers
- Parkview and Central ranked 3rd and 6th nationally in US News & World Report
- Roberts Elementary (2017) joined Forest Park Elementary (2012) with National Blue Ribbon designation
- State’s only K-8 STEM Academy
- McClellan home of James Street Award Recipient
Schools by the Number
- 21 Pre-K Sites
- 2 Specialized Academies
- 26 Elementary Schools
- 7 Middle Schools
- 5 High Schools
- 3 Non-Traditional Campuses
The state-of-the-art, 400,000 square-foot high school in southwest Little Rock — the district’s first new high school in 50 years — is slated to open in 2020 to students zoned for McClellan and JA Fair. The 2,250-student campus will include an advanced 21st century learning environment and expanded career tech opportunities.
Achieve Teams are a targeted, combined effort between school personnel, parents, special service staff and interventionists who work to provide additional support to students. We are also the state’s largest provider of public preschool programs.