Hall High School (Arkansas)

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Hall High School
Address
6700 H Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205
United States
Coordinates 34°45′34.9″N 92°20′50.1″W / 34.759694°N 92.347250°W / 34.759694; -92.347250Coordinates: 34°45′34.9″N 92°20′50.1″W / 34.759694°N 92.347250°W / 34.759694; -92.347250
Information
Type Public
Established 1957 (1957)
School district Little Rock School District
CEEB Code 041423
NCES School ID 050900000616[1]
Principal Ann Blaylock
Faculty 111.60 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,278[1] (2010–11)
Student to teacher ratio 11.45[1]
Color(s)      Orange
     White
     Blue
Mascot Warrior
Team name Hall Warriors
Website

Hall High School is an accredited public high school located in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. Hall is one of five comprehensive four-year public high schools in the Little Rock School District (LRSD) enrolling students in grades nine through twelve.

History[edit]

Opened in late 1957 as the city's second high school, Hall High School started with student body of about 700. It was named for Col. Robert Cleveland "R.C." Hall, Superintendent of the Little Rock School District from 1909 to 1941. As a result of the school opening, Little Rock High School was renamed to Little Rock Central High School.

Facilities[edit]

Hall's classic performing arts auditorium, the home of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra from September 1972 to April 1973, still serves as a site for community events and performances. Hall High School received additions in 1962, 1963, 1971, 1975 and 1984.

The two newest buildings opened in 2003: a new classroom wing (Zone 8) and a new gymnasium/athletic center (officially named "Cirks Arena" in 2010 to honor George Cirks, basketball coach and dean of students). The Dietz Physical Development Center officially was dedicated in January 2005 and was named to honor Donald Dietz, a Hall High graduate and West Point alumnus who was killed in Vietnam in 1969.

Academics[edit]

Accreditation[edit]

Hall is accredited by AdvancED (formerly The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) since 1958[2] and holds membership in the College Board. 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.[3]

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.

College coursework[edit]

At Hall High, college courses are offered through a partnership (University Studies) with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). Currently, Hall offers 12 college courses, representing a total of 40 college credit hours. Also offered is Comp I, Comp II, Biology, Speech Communication, Intro to Sociology, Physics I, Physics II, US History I, US History II, Intro to Psychology, College Algebra, Evolutionary and Environmental Biology.

Students receive college credit (in addition to high school credit) for all of these courses. Students receive "grants-in-aid" from UALR which result in a 50% reduction in tuition costs. Textbooks are currently provided at no cost to students by the Little Rock School District. Additionally, professors from UALR are onsite with Hall teachers at the school.

Vocational training[edit]

Another unique program for Hall High in the LRSD, is the Cisco Academy. Internetworking Technologies is a four semester hands-on curriculum prescribed by the Cisco Systems. At the end of the fourth semester, students take a certification test which is recognized throughout the computer industry. This curriculum is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Cisco Networking Academy prepares students to take the CCNA certification exam. Cisco provides the background needed for success in the competitive field of computer networking.

Athletics[edit]

The Hall High School mascot and athletic emblem is the Warrior with orange, blue and white serving as the school colors. The Hall Warriors compete in the 6A Classification—the state's second largest classification—within the 7A/6A Central Conference as administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Warriors compete in interscholastic sport activities including football, volleyball, golf (boys/girls), cross country (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), soccer (boys/girls), swimming and diving (boys/girls), baseball, softball, wrestling, and track and field (boys/girls).[4]

The Little Rock Hall Warriors have a strong tradition in athletics with at least 51 state championships to their credit, including: (15x) swimming & diving, (12x) basketball, (7x) football, (7x) tennis, (5x) track and field, (3x) golf, and (2x) cross country.

  • Cross Country: The boys cross country teams won two consecutive state cross country championships in 1973 and 1974.
  • Golf: The boys golf teams have won three state golf championships (1963, 1964, 1969).
  • Swimming and diving: The boys swim teams have won five state swimming titles (1961, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971). The girls teams won ten state championships (1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974).
  • Basketball: The Warrior basketball teams have won twelve state basketball championships (boys: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; girls: 1997, 2013).
  • Tennis: The tennis teams have won seven state tennis championships (boys: 1968, 1969, 1988; girls: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1983).
  • Track and field: The Warriors track teams have won five state track titles (boys: 1966, 1973, 1977, 1978; girls: 1975).

Notable alumni[edit]

The following are notable people associated with Hall High School. If the person was a Hall High School student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Hall High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "School Profile, Hall High School". AdvancED. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Member Schools | The Cum Laude Society
  4. ^ "School Profile, Hall High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Local News | Persuasive appeal helped Clemmons win clemency | Seattle Times Newspaper
  6. ^ Leslie O'neal Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards - databaseFootball.com
  7. ^ "Bob Palmer (1945-1997)". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas Culture & History. February 11, 2011. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Warriors: Vietnam Portraits by Two Guys from Hall". MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 

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