School History
School History & Awards and Accomplishments

Built: 2000

Colors: Navy Blue & Silver

Mascot: Mustangs

McNair Vision: "Lifelong Learners, Innovative Leaders"

History: Opening for students was on August the 13th of 2000. McNair Middle School received its namesake from Mrs. Feriba McNair. A 1938 graduate of Fayetteville High School, Feriba McNair received her degree in education from the University of Arkansas in 1942. She established the first girls' physical education program at Fayetteville High School. She also taught science and was cheerleader and pep squad sponsor from 1943-46 and 1953-56. She was appointed to complete a retiring school board member's term in 1967, becoming the first woman to ever serve on the board. She served six subsequent terms, her last three as president of the school board. Continuing to be active in volunteer civic and charitable work sixty years after her graduation from FHS, McNair was elected to the Fayetteville School Hall of Honor in 1999.

Awards and Accomplishments:

2015 National Forum "Schools to Watch" Redesignation II

2013 4th Place Team Chapter MathCounts Competition

2012 National Forum "Schools to Watch" Redesignation I

2012 2nd Place team AR State MathCounts Competition

2011 3rd Place team AR State MathCounts Competition

2011-2012 MathCounts Silver Level School

2010-2011 MathCounts Silver Level School

2009 National Forum State "Schools to Watch"

2009 Arkansas Diamond School to Watch

2009 Fuel Up to Play Participating School

2008 Arkansas Diamond School and Recognized for Contribution to Middle-Level Reform in Arkansas

2007 Duke TIP Arkansas #1 School 7th Grade Talent Search Participation

NWA Education Cooperative Middle School Quiz Bowl Competition McNair:

2012 4th Place

2008 4th Place

2007 3rd Place

Knowledge Master Open

Arkansas State Champion McNair 6th Grade

Spring 2011

Winter 2011

Winter 2012

Arkansas State Outstanding GT Program Award 2007 and 2012


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Our Namesake Mrs. McNair

Fariba McNair
McNair Middle School received its namesake from Mrs. Feriba McNair. A 1938 graduate of Fayetteville High School, Feriba McNair received her degree in education from the University of Arkansas in 1942. She established the first girls' physical education program at Fayetteville High School. She also taught science and was cheerleader and pep squad sponsor from 1943-46 and 1953-56. She was appointed to complete a retiring school board member's term in 1967, becoming the first woman to ever serve on the board. She served six subsequent terms, her last three as president of the school board. Continuing to be active in volunteer civic and charitable work sixty years after her graduation from FHS, McNair was elected to the Fayetteville School Hall of Honor in 1999.



1921 - 2012