9417 Geyer Springs Road
Little Rock AR 72209
Principal: Gabriel Jackson. Ed.S.
Grade Levels: 9-12
McClellan High School has a rich history of being an exceptional school. Senator John L. McClellan officially dedicated the school, and McClellan can boast of many successes such as being the Model Technology High School for the LRSD, a Blue Ribbon school, and twice named the Top Business Education Program in the United States. McClellan's basketball program has won seven conference titles, finished as state champion runner-up twice and attended 18 consecutive State Tournaments. McClellan is also home to the Arkansas winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
Mr. Gabriel Jackson is the interim principal of McClellan High School. He brings years of educational experience, and his committment and passion for excellence resonates from his love of serving as an instructional leader. This leadership will be perpetuated by the continuation of Professional Learning Communities. These learning communities were designed to organize teachers into smaller learning groups that focused on student achievement data, specific student learning expectations, and ACTAAP preparation. The teachers will utilize the learning community meetings to plan for formative assessment and skill development days.
The academic house at McClellan helps to focus the students toward careers and job readiness. In the 9th grade, students share the same small team of teachers (9th grade teachers have common prep periods) who nurture them and teach them how to succeed in high school. In Business Finance, Multi-Media and Engineering, students are offered a variety of courses in financial planning, securities, banking, graphics design software, web design and computer aided design systems to produce and analyze products. EAST computer lab is offered for students who wish to explore advanced studies in a computer-related area. A school-wide computer network of 500+ computers connects students and teachers with each other and with the world.
McClellan students can participate in various clubs and organizations as well as in band, choir, football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, tennis, baseball, softball, cheerleading, flag line and track. McClellan's colors are red, white and blue, and the lion is the school mascot.
Creating Excellence for Tomorrow!
Partners in Education:
Cameron Valves & Measurement
ITT Technical Institute
UALR College of Education
Wal-Mart No 124
Metropolitan National Bank
Longley Baptist Church
Update: In February 2016, McClellan High School was removed from the academic distressed list by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE).
On June 17, 2013, the Little Rock School District received official notification from the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) that Hall High School and McClellan High School had been placed on probation by the State Board for the 2012-2013 school year.
Hall was placed on probation for not offering a physics course. Although no one registered for Physics, schools in Arkansas must enroll students in Physics to meet the Accreditation Standards. As a result of being on probation for 2012-13, Hall must meet all standards for accreditation within no more than two (2) consecutive years to keep its accreditation and avoid possible sanctions for the school and district.
McClellan was placed on probation because the school had some 2012 graduates who did not have all of the twenty-two credits the state requires for graduation and it had a teacher who did not have the proper certification teaching Journalism. As a result of being on probation for 2012-13, McClellan must meet all standards for accreditation within no more than two (2) consecutive years to keep its accreditation and avoid possible sanctions for the school and district.