With the first semester now behind us, I know that we are all ready to continue our very important work of teaching and learning in 2014.
Anyone 18 years or younger may receive a hot meal for free at Langston Magnet School and Hot Springs Middle School from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm until the end of the school year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Christian Boekhout, four time Arkansas State Geographic Bee Champion.
Trojan Trot Fun Run/Walk benefits HSSD Coordinated School Health Initiatives.
The 2013-14 Hot Springs Trojans win the 5A-South Championship.
The HSHS Lady Trojans win the 2013-14 5A-South Conference Championship.
1/22/2014

MS EAST Students Help Children in Sudan

Hot Springs Middle School EAST Students are raising money to send water to people who are in need of water in Sudan. Click on the link below to learn more. http://www.gofundme.com/6eeycg Thank you for supporting our effort. READ MORE [+]
1/10/2014

2013 Spa City Classic Champions

The Hot Springs Lady Trojan basketball team was presented the Spa City Classic Championship trophy by HSSD Superintendent Joyce Craft at Summit Arena on Monday, December 30 after defeating Central Arkansas Christian, 44-40 in the finals. ... READ MORE [+]
1/7/2014

2013 Kameron Hale Tournament Champions

The Jr. High Trojan Boys' basketball team won the Kameron Hale Invitational Tournament over Christmas break. The Jr. Trojans went 3-0 in the tournament beating Central Arkansas Christian, Bryant, and tournament hosts Lake Hamilton in the... READ MORE [+]
11/25/2013

Oaklawn and Park earn "Achieving Status"

Hot Springs School District celebrates the accomplishments of Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts and Park International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Magnet Schools for their “Achieving” status from the Arkansas Department of Education on... READ MORE [+]
11/1/2013

Jr. High Football - Conference Champs

It's been almost 40 years since Hot Springs High School has claimed a Jr. High Conference Championship, but that feat was accomplished by the Class of 2017 with a 45-7 win over the DeQueen Leopards on Halloween! Finishing with an overall record... READ MORE [+]
9/27/2013

EAST students work on 3-D school model

EAST students work on 3-D school model By: JAY BELL - The Sentinel-Record READ MORE [+]
9/25/2013

Park IB Magnet Ranked #1 in the State

Out of 239 School Districts with 468,000 students, Park IB Magnet ranked #1 in the State. The ranking was provided by the University of Arkansas' Office of Education Policy due to being the top performing Elementary School in the state based on... READ MORE [+]
8/13/2013

College Shirt Days

HSSD COLLEGE AWARENESS INITIATIVE READ MORE [+]
5/7/2013

HSMS is going E.A.S.T

E.A.S.T. Initiative beginning fall 2013. http://www.eastinitiative.org READ MORE [+]
5/6/2013

HSSD Receives Grant from ARCF

Hot Springs School District is excited to announce the receipt of a $10,000 grant award from the Arkansas Community Foundation.  This grant will help support the district's Summer Programs for at-risk students. READ MORE [+]
12/18/2012

Special Message from the Superintendent

The Hot Springs School District holds the safety of its staff and students' first and foremost.  Following are the steps we have in place related to safety and security. READ MORE [+]
8/24/2012

Park IB Magnet a 2011 Exemplary School

Congratulations to Park IB Students and Parents.  Park IB Magnet ranked in the top one percent on recent Arkansas Benchmark examinations and became one of nineteen public schools throughout Arkansas school districts to be designated as a 2011... READ MORE [+]
5/10/2012

U.S. News Top High Schools

U.S. News and World Report has ranked the best high schools in the country and Hot Springs High School is among the best in the state.  U.S. News put Hot Springs High School in its list of top 10 schools in Arkansas. Click Here To Read More READ MORE [+]
12/12/2011

HSHS students convert car to solar power

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Students from Hot Springs stopped by Today's THV to give us a hands-on look at their solar powered car. The car was initially broken when the school first received the car. Students fixed it and then converted it to solar... READ MORE [+]
12/12/2011

Common Core State Standards Initiative

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world... READ MORE [+]
12/7/2011

Safe Schools / Healthy Students

Our Hot Springs School District is part of the national Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative (SS/HS), an unprecedented approach to create safer schools for America’s youth, free from violence and substance use. For more information... READ MORE [+]

MISSION STATEMENT



The mission of the Hot Springs School District is to assure that all students have the essential skills to
compete in a global society, value and respect diversity and possess the ethical standards of integrity.
 

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Instruction

  • Prepare all students, consistent with their ability and potential, to be productive citizens in a democratic and diverse society.
  • Implement instructional practices and programs that enable students to meet established standard of achievement and foster life-long learning.
  • Develop an instructional climate centered around dignity and respect.
  • Meet or exceed state and federal guidelines for student achievement.

Human Resources

  • Implement practices to support and assist teachers and support staff in the instruction of positive learning for all students.

Health and Safety

  • Seek to maintain a safe, disciplined and healthy environment that nurtures physical, mental and emotional well-being, and the development of social and character competencies.

Community Relations

  • Establish positive and effective communication initiatives to build an awareness of the Hot Springs School District.

Technology

  • Improve administration and management of student learning environments and facilitate effective communication.

Budget and Finance

  • Provide accurate and professional financial information. Plan for future school district/school needs, assess past financial performances, and optimize the sharing of information.
 

SCHOOLS

Hot Springs High School   
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

701 Emory Street
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: (501) 624-5286
Lloyd Jackson, Principal

Hot Springs Middle - MYP World Class School
700 Main Street
Hot Springs, AR  71913
Phone:  (501) 624-5228
George Wilson, Principal

Hot Springs Intermediate - MYP World Class School
Phone:  (501) 620-7851
Becky Rosburg, Principal
&
Park IB - PYP World Class School
617 Main Street
Hot Springs, AR  71913
Phone: (501) 623-5661
Becky Rosburg, Principal

Gardner Math, Science, & Technology Magnet
525 Hammond Drive
Hot Springs, AR  71913
Phone:  (501) 620-7822
Brenda Seiz, Principal

Langston Aerospace & Environmental Magnet
120 Chestnut Street
Hot Springs, AR  71901
Phone:  (501) 620-7821
Terry Lawler, Principal

Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet
301 Oaklawn Boulevard
Hot Springs, AR  71913
Phone:  (501) 623-2661
Debbie Kopf, Principal

Alternative Learning Environment School
220 Tom Ellsworth Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71901
(501) 620-7830
Kelley Deardorff, Principal

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Administrative Leadership

  Joyce Craft Superintendent
  Danny Stanford Assistant Superintendent
  Dr. Anne Gentry Federal Programs Director
  Dr. Janice McCoy Academic Operations Director
  Bobbie Morrison Special Education Director
  Jim Gentry Student Services Director
  Dr. Stephanie Nehus Special Projects & Secondary Curriculum Director
  David White Business Manager
  Barbara Norwood Child Nutrition Director
  Kelley Deardorff Alternative Learning Environment Director
  Charles White Legal Counsel
  Doug Upshaw Human Resources and Communication Director
   

School Board Members

  Bob Freeman President
  Debbie Ugbade Vice President
  Ann Hill Secretary
  Karen Reese Member
  Steve White Member
   

Contact Us

  Phone Number: 501-624-5286
  Fax number: 501-620-7829
  Address: 400 Linwood Avenue
    Hot Springs, AR 71913
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  On the Web: http://www.hssd.net
     

DISTRICT

   
  • Second largest district in Garland County
 
  • 5th largest employer in Hot Springs
 
  • 2010-2011 Enrollment
3,658
  • Average Class Size
13.5

Personnel

  • Staff
610

Student Demographics

  • White
44.9%
  • African American
42.4%
  • Hispanic
10.4%
  • Asian
1.6%
  • Native American
0.7%

Where You Can Find:

  • International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • NJROTC
  • Elementary Orchestra, Dance, & Band
  • Space Camp - Huntsville, AL
  • Magnet Schools

Intensive Support System

  • Coordinated School Health
  • Intervention Specialists
  • Homeless Liaison
  • Human Service Workers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Alternative Learning Environment
 

DISTRICT

 
  • AdvancED SAC CASI District Accreditation
  • 2010 NCEA Higher Performing School
  • Magnet Schools of Excellence & Distinction
  • International Baccalaureate World Schools
  • AR Art Education Association Administrator of the Year
  • 2009 Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • Glenn Hendricks  Magnet School of Merit
  • Hogan & Hartson Magnet School of Merit
  • NASA Explorer School
  • National Board Certified Teachers
  • Distinguished Educator Awards
  • The Pygmalion Award

 

 A message from our Superintendent 


Superintendent
Joyce Craft
Email Joyce Craft
 

Assistant Superintendent
Danny Stanford
Email Danny Stanford
 

Director of
Business and Finance

David White
Email David White

Director of
Academic Operations

Dr. Janice McCoy
Email Janice McCoy

Director of
Special Education

Bobbie Morrison
Email Bobbie Morrison
 

Director of
Federal Programs

Dr. Anne Gentry
Email Anne Gentry
 

Director of
Athletics and Student
Support Services

Jim Gentry
Email Jim Gentry

Director of
Special Projects
& Secondary Curriculum

Dr. Stephanie Nehus
Email Stephanie Nehus

Director of
Human Resources,
Communications
& Career Initiatives

Doug Upshaw
Email Doug Upshaw

Instructional Specialist
for Literacy

Melissa Edwards
Email Melissa Edwards

District Testing Coordinator &
Instructional Specialist
for Mathematics

Dr. Ann Webb
Email Ann Webb

Director of
Alternative Learning
Environment

Kelley Deardorff
Email Kelley Deardorff

Hot Springs
School District
Attorney

Chuck White
Email Chuck White

Director of
Child Nutrition

Barbara Norwood
Email Barbara Norwood


Hot Springs High School
Campus/Building Principal

Lloyd Jackson
Email Lloyd Jackson
 

Hot Springs High School
9th-10th Grade Principal

Gerald Hatley
Email Gerald Hatley

Hot Springs Middle School
Campus/Building Principal

George Wilson
Email George Wilson

Hot Springs Middle School
8th Grade Principal

Kip Spainhour
Email Kip Spainhour

Hot Springs Middle School
7th Grade Principal

Linda Barrett
Email Linda Barrett

Hot Springs Intermediate
Park Magnet School

Executive Principal
Becky Rosburg
Email Becky Rosburg

Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts
Magnet School

Debbie Kopf
Email Debbie Kopf

Park Magnet School
Diane Smith
Email Diane Smith

Gardner Math, Science, and Technology
Magnet School

Brenda Seiz
Email Brenda Seiz

Langston Aerospace and Environmental
Magnet School

Terry Lawler
Email Terry Lawler

Summit Alternative Learning
Environment School

Kelley Deardorff
Email Kelley Deardorff
Hot Springs School District Central Office
Ph: 501-624-3372
Fax: 501-620-7829
Hot Springs High School
Ph: 501-624-5286
 
Hot Springs Middle School
Ph: 501-624-5228
Fax: 501-620-7828
Gardner Math, Science, and Technology Magnet
Ph: 501-620-7822
Fax: 501-620-7837
Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet
Ph: 501-623-2661
 
Hot Springs Intermediate School
Ph: 501-620-7851
Fax: 501-620-7855
Park Magnet an IB World School
Ph: 501-623-5661
Fax: 501-620-7855
Langston Aerospace and Environmental Magnet
Ph: 501-620-7821
 
Summit School
Ph: 501-620-7830
 
Child Nutrition
Ph: 501-623-6562
 
Hot Springs School District Central Office
400 Linwood Ave. (Jones Building)
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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Hot Springs High School
701 Emory Street
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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Hot Springs Middle School
701 Main Street
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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Gardner Math, Science, and Technology Magnet
525 Hammond Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet
301 Oaklawn Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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Hot Springs Intermediate School
617 Main Street
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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Park Magnet an IB World School
617 Main Street
Hot Springs, AR 71913
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Langston Aerospace and Environmental Magnet
120 Chestnut Street
Hot Springs, AR 71901
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Summit School
220 Tom Ellsworth Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71901
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Child Nutrition
140 N Border Terrace
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
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Event Date
College Awareness Day
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November, December on the last Tuesday 10 times except Tue Dec 31 2013, Tue Mar 18 2014, Tue Mar 25 2014, Tue May 27 2014. Also includes Tue Dec 17 2013, Wed Mar 19 2014, Tue May 20 2014.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014
College Awareness Day Tue, May 20, 2014
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL Mon, May 26, 2014
Last Day for Students Fri, May 30, 2014
End 4th Quarter Fri, May 30, 2014
End 2nd Semester Fri, May 30, 2014
Professional Development Mon, Jun 2, 2014
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