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Published by jackbgarvey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:06

6501 West 32nd Avenue

Little Rock AR 72204

Fax: 501-447-3601
Principal: Ericka McCarroll 
Enrollment: 370
Grade Levels: pre-K-5 

Bale Elementary School encourages students to make good choices and exhibit strong character traits by having high expectations for everyone on campus. Bale's partnership with UALR/Children's International provides an after school Kid's Club. Students participate in tutoring, homework assistance and enrichment activities two afternoons a week in conjunction with this program.

Reading Recovery - Reading Recovery works with first grade students to provide a start with reading.

Arkansas Reading First Literacy Model - This grant provides teachers in grades one through three with a Literacy Model which develops a strong foundation in the area of Language Arts. A Literacy Coach offers support for teachers and students.

Accelerated Reader Program -  Accelerated Reader is a computer based program which provides incentives and motivation for students and encourages reading for comprehension and enjoyment.

Children's International/UALR - After School Kid's Club - The Kid's Club offers Voyager Curriculum to enhance student achievement and provides enrichment activities. Students attend twice a week following the school day.


History: Bale Elementary is named for Hardin Bale, who served as a school Board member from 1932-41. Mr. Bale was a well-known Little Rock businessman and civic leader; in 1912 he formed the Shoemaker-Bale Company, which was a Ford dealership. In 1948, the business evolved into Bale Chevrolet Company. The West Little Rock dealership is still operated by members of the Bale family.


Shirts and Blouses (White, Navy, or Light Blue) must have a collar; In Winter: turtlenecks, Navy sweatshirts, cardigans or pullover sweaters in Navy or White can be added to any of the above combinations. Pants, Shorts, Skirts, Skorts or Jumpers - Navy or Khaki Blue (No Denim). School uniforms are to be worn Monday thru Friday.

Partners in Education:

  • AR Department of Human Services

  • UALR Children International

  • Centennial Bank - University Branch

  • Bale Chevrolet-Honda

  • New Millennium Church