"Soaring to the Pinnacle of Excellence"
Roberts Elementary provides an excellent educational program for the students they serve in this community. Roberts uses the state standards to prepare each student to be college and career ready in literacy and math at the end of high school.
Our mission is to encourage, engage, and equip students for educational and personal excellence in a diverse and global community. Our mission will be supported by these core values:
- Encourage innovation, creativity, and risk- taking
- Celebrate a culture of belonging
- Strive for the safest learning environment
- Commit to identifying and eliminating barriers to educational achievement for all learners
- Facilitate the equitable use of resources to meet the needs of all learners
- Reflect on and implement best instructional and organizational practices
Committing to these values allows us to “Always Do The Right Thing!”
Don R. Roberts Elementary is the newest elementary school in the Little Rock School District. It opened in August 2010 and is a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. It is named after Dr. Don R. Roberts, former Director of the Arkansas Department of Education from 1979-1984. After his retirement, Dr. Roberts returned to the Little Rock School District as interim Superintendent and led the district through the selection process of a new superintendent.
While working for the Little Rock School District, Dr. Roberts was recognized for his leadership and was noted as "well-respected" by members of the community and media. Dr. Roberts is known for his ability to build bridges between businesses and schools in the communities where he has led school districts. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette characterized his superintendence as "serious business." The Arkansas Times noted his tenure as "an uncommon period of tranquility." His legacy we most choose to follow is to “always do the right thing”. This is a quote heard often from Dr. Roberts during his years of working in the field of educating all students, and it is this quote we have chosen for the motto of our school. Roberts elementary school consists of dedicated high performing students, parents and staff that believe in always doing the right thing.
The two story, 147,431 square-foot building features two art rooms, two music rooms, a gymnasium, large dining room, an EAST lab and a state of the art media center. A unique learning environment that provides for community learning in multipurpose areas for gatherings and specials projects.
Parents voted in 2011 against a formal uniform. There is, however, a dress code that should be followed. This dress code is explained fully in the Parent/Student Handbook.
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