J. A. Fair Systems Magnet High School
J.A. Fair Magnet High School originally was a part of the Pulaski County Special School District. It opened in August 1982 (with additions in 1983, 1984 and a classroom and cafeteria addition in 2004) and is named for James Augustus "Gus" Fair. The school operated as a junior/senior high school (grades 7-12) from 1982 to 1987. It was annexed by the Little Rock School District and converted to a senior high school in 1987. In 2000 J.A. Fair became a magnet school and offers magnet programs in environmental science, systems engineering/information sciences and medical studies.
James Augustus Fair coached, taught and served as principal during his long tenure as an educator, mostly in the Pulaski County Special School District. He also was elected to the PCSSD School Board after his retirement.
Features: Three magnet programs: Environmental Science, Information Science & Systems Engineering, and Medical Science, along with a Freshman Academy, High Schools That Work (HSTW), SECME. A variety of academic programs (which include 15 AP courses and a Community Based Instruction Program for students with moderate to severe disabilities), sports, club, and activity offerings.
With construction completed in the spring of 2004, the school now has three new state-of-the-art labs for the magnet programs, along with two new classrooms, a new band room, and an expanded cafeteria.
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