Pulaski Heights Middle School

Published by jackbgarvey on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:46

401 North Pine Street
Little Rock AR 72205

Fax: 501-447-3201
Principal: Dr. Suzanne Ross 
Enrollment: 826
PTSA President: Jill Hartsfield
Grade Levels: 6-8 

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 Welcome to Pulaski Heights Middle School! 

Principal: Dr. Suzanne Ross


Generations of families in the Central Arkansas area continue to choose Pulaski Heights Middle School to replicate the experiences that the parents, grandparents, and even great grandparents shared during this very important developmental period in their children’s lives.  In 1908 a tradition was begun in an abandoned store front in Hillcrest on the corner of Prospect and Oak Streets, and the current building was built in 1921 on the corner of Lee and Pine as a grammar and junior high school.  PHMS still partners with PHE (grades K-5) to house the only existing K-8 public school in the Central Arkansas area.  Students enjoy not only the stability of a seldom-changing staff but also the geographical security and convenience of attending school at the same site for nine years along with any possible siblings.

PHMS uses the teaming approach among teachers to enhance each student’s academic, social, and emotional needs as well as to ensure a well-rounded education for our leaders of tomorrow.  Competition is encouraged, and PHMS students bring home awards and prizes in the Duke Talent Search, All Region Band, All Region Orchestra, Quiz Bowl, National History Day, Math Olympiads, and EAST Lab competitions.  Athletic successes include volleyball, football, basketball, and soccer championships. 

PHMS parents complete the teaming approach by contributing more than 3200 hours of service every year. The PTSA raises funds to support such events and programs as Family Night, Accelerated Reader programs, Red Ribbon Week, sports and band booster clubs, art contests, hospitality receptions, Pantherfest student carnival, yearbook, parent handbook, student directory, monthly newsletter and email, student recognition events,  teacher supply requests, and staff appreciation events.

Although PHMS students score the highest percentage of proficient and advanced designations on the state academic tests of all the middle schools in the district, the award winning faculty and staff believe that a warm family atmosphere is extremely important in helping each of the 815 students to explore talents and abilities in preparation for success in high school and beyond. 

Uniforms: Not Required 

Partners in Education:

  • Hillcrest Merchants' Association and Hillcrest Residents Association

  • Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids (P.A.R.K.)

  • Arkansas Department of Health

  • UALR College of Education EAST Lab