LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Every year for the past three decades, West Little Rock has grown faster than any other part of the city.
Until today, they've been missing something: public secondary education.
On Thursday, a Charter school for West Little Rock was officially approved by the school board. It was a unanimous vote.
Families are thankful for the decision, but some parents who have older children are frustrated at the timing.
"I'm excited for the families that live in my community. I remember when my girls were in the fifth grade, and it's a very frustrating thing to look at the lack of options," said Kerry Davis, a parent from west Little Rock.
Davis said hundreds of parents feel it's too late for their kids, but they're happy for families who finally get a school closer to home.
Quest Middle School will be smaller with a finer focus on specific areas of learning, and on the needs of individual students.