Terry Elementary Home

Published by jackbgarvey on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 15:21

10800 Mara Lynn Drive
Little Rock AR 72211

Fax: 501-447-6501

Principal: Stephanie Franklin
Assistant Principal: Patricia Boykin

Enrollment: 430
PTA President: Stacey Gip
Grade Levels: Pre-K-5 

School Mission: Terry Elementary School, in partnership with family and community, will provide a nurturing, challenging, and disciplined environment where meaningful learning experiences will inspire our diverse student population to become productive lifelong learners with a vision for their future.
Terry Elementary (PK-5th grades) is a school-wide Title I School with 82% of our students economically disadvantaged. In the 2014-2015 school year, Terry Elementary received an A+ rating from the State of Arkansas!  We are among the top schools in our state and the top 4 schools in the the Little Rock School District!  We scored 290 points out of 300 points on the AR State  Report Card.  We are ranked #2 in the LRSD.  Our students met AMO in Literacy and Math in the Spring of 2013 and the Spring of 2014. 82% of our students scored proficient or advanced in Literacy and 86.21 % of our students scored proficient or advanced in Math.  Terry Elementary was the only school in the LRSD that made their AMO in Math, and one of the very few schools that made their AMO in Literacy.  

Our teachers are trained in ELLA and Effective Literacy to teach reading. Seventy-five percent of the teachers are ESL endorsed or ESL trained. 

Activities at Terry include Music Club, Cheerleading, Basketball, After-school tutoring and Quiz bowl/

Media Center
Terry's Media Center has approximately 4,000 square feet with 12 computers for automated check-out, card catalog, Accelerated Reader testing, STAR testing and research. Terry has over 12,000 library books, 9,000 of which are Accelerated Reader books. Students attend weekly large group instruction in the media center.  The media center is open all day every day for students and staff to return and check out items. Students receive individual guidance from the media center staff in book selection. The media center works closely with the staff to select materials that coordinate with the state and Common Core standards. 

Best Public School - Elementary 1997. "Arkansas Times" readers voted Terry Elementary the best elementary school in Arkansas.  Terry Elementary was recently nominated for the Best Elementary School for 2010 and named as a finalist in the Best of the Best.

Our PTA sponsors the following:

  • Art program
  • Fundraising projects
  • Casual for a Cause Day - Students pay a dollar to dress casual twice a month.
  • Accelerated Reader Awards - Children receive a reward for reaching AR goals.
  • Hospitality and teacher appreciation events
  • Kindergarten Round-up
  • Grandparent's Day
  • Field Day
  • Field trip expenses
  • 5th grade reception

After school care available on-site until 5:30 p.m.

History: Terry Elementary was built in 1964 due to the increase in population in West Little Rock. The school was named after David D. Terry who was involved in state government and very active in community affairs.

Solid color shirt with collar in navy, light blue, white, or yellow.  Khaki or navy pants, shorts, skirts, jumper or skort. 

Partners in Education:

  • AR Kids Read 
  • Belk
  • Faith Spring Church
  • Immanuel Baptist Church
  • Outback Steakhouse 
  • University of Arkansas Little Rock
  • West Little Rock Rotary Club


Attendance, Schedule, Grades, Classwork & Report Cards
Home Access Center
Web tool web-based tool that allows parents/guardians to monitor your child's attendance, schedule, grades, and classwork.  This includes access to interim progress and report cards.  Requires an Internet connection. 

Emergency School Closures
AMI - Inclement Weather Alternative Home Learning Activities