Booker Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School

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Booker Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School is a K-5 elementary school in the Little Rock School District. As a magnet school Booker enriches the basic school curriculum with special attention to the visual arts, music, drama, and creative movement.

The school is named for civil rights attorney Joseph Robert "Bob" Booker, also a faculty member at Philander Smith College. The school opened as a junior high in 1963, and became an elementary school in 1982.

Chelsea Clinton attended Booker Elementary while her father Bill Clinton was governor. In January 2001 the president thanked the teachers at Booker for their support of Chelsea as a student. Another outstanding alumnus is basketball player Sidney Moncrief.

The school, which has a current enrollment of 607, is located at 2016 Barber Street near Oakland Fraternal Cemetery. The principal of the school is Cheryl Carson.


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