Little Rock School District
McClellan Magnet High School

After successful bond issue, Little Rock (Ark.) district begins planning for school construction

Dec. 17, 2021
Among the first construction projects is an $87 million K-8 school that will replace one middle and two elementary schools.

The Little Rock (Ark.) district is moving forward with the sale of more than $300 million in bonds to pay for upcoming construction projects. 

The bonds will provide money for several projects--a new high school in northwest Little Rock, replacement of portable classrooms and the field house at Central High School, and an $87 million K-8school at the site of the former McClellan High School, reports The Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

The K-8 school will replace Cloverdale Middle School as well as Baseline and Meadowcliff elementary schools.

The three-story building will accommodate about 1,400 students. It will have 64 classrooms, six project rooms for science, eight spaces for fine arts, four maker spaces, three career education rooms, a collaboration or learning stairway that can serve as a space for large group programs, a cafetorium, library/media center, classrooms for special need students, and a gymnasium.

The sale of $315,940,000 in bonds comes after voters approved a referendum last month.

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