Hall High School
6700 H Street
Little Rock AR 72205
Principal: Larry Schleicher
PTSA President: Nicole Thomas
Grade Levels: 9-12
Since opening in 1957, Hall High School has been dedicated to the academic achievement of all its students. It remains one of only three Arkansas public schools admitted (1963) to the National Cum Laude Society, the high school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. The Cum Laude Society recognizes academic achievement in secondary schools for the purpose of promoting excellence (Areté), justice (Diké) and honor (Timé). Since its founding in 1906, Cum Laude has grown to 344 chapters - most chapters being in private schools and approximately two dozen located in public schools.
Hall has produced an impressive roster of graduates: General Wesley Clark (Supreme Commander NATO Forces), Bruce Lindsey (Advisor to President Clinton), Jim Guy Tucker (Former Governor), David Auburn (Pulitzer Prize winning Playwright -"Proof"), E. Lynn Harris (Best-selling Author), Sidney Moncrief (Milwaukee Bucks), Chris Akins (Cleveland Browns), Audra Burks (LPGA), DeeDee Brown (Professional Track Star), Jean Knaack (Executive Director Road Runners Club of America), and Richard Thalheimer (founder and CEO of Sharper Image).
Hall High School is known as the Newcomer Center for the Little Rock School District's secondary students. This means that all LRSD secondary students whose native languages are not English have the option of attending Hall High School and participating in our ESL program. ESL stands for English as a Second Language; students who are enrolled in this program are those whose families have moved to the United States from foreign countries, and whose native languages are not English. These Newcomers, as well as many foreign exchange students, round out Hall's multicultural population and help maximize daily opportunities for all students to develop the academic and social skills needed in today's complex global community. The ESL program includes courses taught by teachers with training in each subject area. For more information on our ESL program, contact Dr. Leslie Purdy-Hoyt, the ESL coordinator, at 501.447.1945 or e-mail Leslie.Purdy@lrsd.org.
Hall High School was the first high school to receive the Arkansas 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant (21st CCLC) in 2002. The logo for the state 21st CCLC program was designed by a Hall student. Hall is fortunate to have received the grant for a third time. The 21st CCLC grant provides funding for "out-of-school" educational experiences for students and their families in the Hall community. Hall's Extended Learning Program (HELP) includes: a one-hour before-school tutoring program, a two-hour after-school program, a three-week ESL Summer Institute, NovaNet Credit Recovery and Remediation classes, Ballroom Dance classes, Zumba classes, Art classes, Cooking classes, Robotics, and Book Clubs. Enrollment is closed for the fall semester. We will be taking applications for the spring semester December 7-11. Applications will be available during both lunch periods in the cafeteria.
New courses designed and only available at Hall: Spanish for Native Speakers I, Spanish for Native Speakers II, Applied Art, Digital Imaging, Street Law, Rights & Liberties, Zoology, Botany, and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation).
If you would like to know more about the LRSD's "best-kept secret," please schedule a visit by calling Marshall Sladyen at 501.447.1960 or email Marshall Sladyen.
Partners in Education:
- LR District Corps of Engineers
- Rotary Club No 99 - Downtown
- St. Mark Baptist Church
- UALR Bowen School of Law
- UALR Bowen School of Law Hispanic Student Association
- The Tribe - Hall High Alumni Association