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Little Rock Central High

The School That Made History

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Central High was a ground breaking battle for civil rights in Arkansas and the United States in 1957. Nine students defied a governor, public opinion and many of their peers to have the right to go to school. According to history books, this is Central's claim to infamy.

Today, Central High is not only a national landmark but also a functioning high school. Central produces more national merit scholars every year than any other Arkansas school and has one of the state's most respected athletic programs.

Central also hosts an International Studies magnet program. While students at Central are aware of the history, they've made the school more than its history. They've given the school a present too. Here in Arkansas, when we speak of Little Rock Central, it's normally for the more positive aspects of the school rather than the infamous event that will always hover over its halls.

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Central High is the home of the Central High Tigers and this mosaic tiger commemorates their mascot.Central High Tiger DetailOppurtunityCentral High Front DetailPreparationCentral High Front DetailThe school has four figures above its front entrance. This one stands for personality.Central High Front Detail
The school has four figures above its front entrance. This one stands for personality.Central High Front DetailCentral High Side ViewCentral High Side ViewCentral HighCentral High Photos The north wall of Little Rock Central High.Central High Side View
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