• Little Rock West High School of Innovation Academies

    Providing unique educational opportunities to students who wish to shine is the goal of LR West High School of Innovation. Mixing hands on experience with a real-world environment allows students to grow in potential career paths while preparing for movement into higher education or the workforce.


    Karen Heatherly Karen Heatherly - Principal

    Welcome to Little Rock West High School of Innovation, where we strive to be the leader in providing personalized educational opportunities, driven by the voice and choice of each student. With flexible scheduling, project-based learning and college and career coaches, students graduating from LR West, are career ready, college ready and life ready!

    I am excited to introduce our new Academies and Career Pathways. With the Academy of Animal and Plant Systems and Advanced Professional Studies, and the Academy of Digital Marketing, Design and Logistics, students have a wide variety of careers to explore to enhance and add to their educational experience, preparing them for the workforce or higher education. Whether students are interested in exploring veterinary sciences, conserving our natural resources, designing visual media, websites and digital advertising, or welding to medical professions, Little Rock West will engage students and feed their drive to become their best.

    Little Rock West High School of Innovation is unique in how we are student-driven when tailoring the educational experience for your child. Whether a student needs a traditional schedule, virtual schedule or a blend of both, LRWHSOI is committed to serving the needs of each student all while providing highly engaging, hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Again, welcome to Little Rock West High School of Innovation, where we are breathing new fire into education!


     Animal and Plant Systems   Logistics and Supply Chain Demand - Digital Marketing and Design


    School Contact Information


    Phone – 501-447-8600
    Fax – 501-447-8601
    Website – https://www.lrsd.org/Page/4881
    Office Hours – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Address – 5619 Ranch Drive
    Little Rock, AR 72223


    Unique Offerings 

    • Each year a student is a Little Rock West Dragon they have a College and Career Coach helping them along the way with interest inventories, job shadowing and internships, preparing for the ACT test, job resumes and college applications.
    • Little Rock West HSOI incorporates an Advisory class each day which supports students’ academic and SEL needs through building relationships between those teachers and students.
    • Each semester, students participate on Community Service-Learning opportunities. LR West works with the surrounding community to plan projects each semester that will make a positive difference in the lives of others.
    • Little Rock West HSOI embraces the Project-Based Learning model, encouraging students to demonstrate mastery of learning through creative avenues of their own choosing, giving students a voice or choice.
    • Families have the option of students attending fully on-campus, fully virtual, or a blended option.


    Feeder Schools – Pinnacle View Middle School. Little Rock West HSOI is a specialty school, meaning it is open to any student living within the LRSD if seats are available.



    Karen Heatherly



    Year Founded – 2019
    Current Enrollment – 240


    Academics and Support

    Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings
    Academic Support offered daily through Advisory
    College and Career Coaching