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Arkansas School For the Deaf
Arkansas School for the Deaf
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Address
2400 West Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, Pulaski County 72205
United States
Coordinates 34°45?9?N 92°17?53?W / 34.75250°N 92.29806°W / 34.75250; -92.29806Coordinates: 34°45?9?N 92°17?53?W / 34.75250°N 92.29806°W / 34.75250; -92.29806
Information
Type Public/Deaf
Founded 1850
Opened 1850
School district Arkansas School for the Deaf
NCES District ID 0500035[1]
CEEB code 041416
NCES School ID 050003601422[2]
Teaching staff 32.00 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades PK-12
Enrollment 129[1] (district) (2010-11)
Student to teacher ratio 4.03[1]
Campus 40 acres (16 ha)
Color(s)      Blue
     Gold
Athletics conference GPSD and AACS
Sports Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Cheer
Mascot Leopard
Team name Arkansas School for the Deaf Leopards
Affiliations Arkansas Association of the Deaf (AAD)
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
Website

Founded in 1850, the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD) is a state-run public school in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, serving deaf and hearing impaired students through residential, day school, and part-time enrollment programs. The school offers preschool through high school, and is affiliated with the Arkansas Association of the Deaf (AAD) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).

The school is located near the Arkansas School for the Blind (ASB) and both are administered by a five-member panel known as the Board of Trustees ASB-ASD.

Schools

Located within the same 40 acre campus are the following schools:

  • Arkansas School for the Deaf High School--serves students in grades 9 through 12. The high school has been accredited by AdvancED since 1979.[3]
  • Arkansas School for the Deaf Middle School--serves students in grades 6 through 8.
  • Arkansas School for the Deaf Elementary School--serves students in prekindergarten through grade 5. The elementary school is accredited by AdvancED since 1979.[4]

Extracurricular activities

The Arkansas School for the Deaf mascot and athletic emblem is the Leopard and blue and gold are the school colors. In 2012, the Deaf Leopard was named the nation's No. 1 mascot due to its likeness to the popular rock band, Def Leppard.[5]

Athletics

The Leopards are members of the National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) and two different athletic conferences:

  • The Great Plains Schools for the Deaf (GPSD) and,
  • The Arkansas Association of Christian Schools (AACS).

The ASD Leopards compete in football, volleyball, cheer, basketball, soccer and Special Olympics. Throughout its history, ASD has competed against other Arkansas public and private schools administered by the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA).

ASD won a state basketball championship in 1949.

Clubs and traditions

ASD students participate in a variety of clubs and organizations including Junior National Association of the Deaf, SkillsUSA, Journalism, Optimism, Yearbook Staff, National Science Fair Competition, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Student Council and Singing Fingers.

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