Construction and Renovation of Facilities Heads Millage Vote. Details are outlined at
The 2016-17 School Year Begins: Welcome Back Students!
The buses are coming! The buses are coming! School starts August 15th.
HSSD Adds New Staff for Returning Students
Hot Springs School District announces their 2016-17 Student Registration and Open House dates.
The new Immunization Requirements for the 2016-17 school year may affect your child. Please do not wait until the end of the summer to make sure your child is in compliance with the new regulations.

Garland County Schools' Pre-K Enrolling

Enrollment for the Garland County Schools' Pre-K for the new 2016-17 school year slots is now open.  For more information please contact Tanika Flannigan with the Dawson Cooperative at (870)-246-3077 or email READ MORE [+]

2016 Distinguished Educators Recognized

The HSSD campus Teachers of the Year were announced by Don Gooch, President of Hot Springs Arvest Bank at the district's closing staff meeting on May 26, 2016. These included Lora Scroggins (Gardner), Ami Parker (Langston), Joie Trejo (Park), Tracy... READ MORE [+]

Thanks to Our Retirees For Your Service

Fourteen of the 19 retiring staff members were on hand during the 2016 closing staff meeting to receive recognition and well- wishes for their commitment through the years to the students of Hot Springs School District . These included Doris... READ MORE [+]

HSHS Holds its 129th Commencement

The 129th annual commencement of Hot Springs High School was held Thursday, May 19 at the Hot Springs Convention Center's Bank of the Ozarks Arena.  Family, friends and HSSD staff members were present to share in the awarding of diplomas to... READ MORE [+]

HSSD to Offer Summer Meal Program.

The Hot Springs School District will once again team up with Chartwells to provide Summer 2016 breakfast and lunch meals beginning June 6th  and ending August 5th. The meals are free to anyone under the age of 18.  Adult meals are also available for... READ MORE [+]

HSHS Soccer Captures First State Title

The 2016 Hot Springs High School Boys Soccer team completed its season at Razorback Soccer Stadium on the campus of the University of Arkansas by capturing the Class 5A State Championship with a 4-2 win over top seeded East Conference Valley View.  ... READ MORE [+]

2016 HSHS Boys and Girls State Delegates

Fourteen students have been selected to attend the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary sponsored  Boys and Girls State during the 2016 Summer. As participants arrive to their respective states, each will be assigned a mock political party... READ MORE [+]

AR Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Over the past five years, @Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has worked toward the goal that all Arkansas children read on grade level by the end of third grade. Hot Springs School District is a proud partner of the Campaign and excited to... READ MORE [+]

HSHS to Hold 129th Commencement

Hot Springs High School and the 2016 graduating class invites family and friends to share in celebrating the 129th graduation commencement on May 19, 2016.  The 181 member class will take center stage as each receives their diploma in... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Seeks Return of 21st Century Grant

The Hot Springs School District is applying for a 21st Century Grant through the Arkansas Department of Education.  We hope to serve all students in the 7th thru 9th grades with an opportunity to develop leadership skills,   explore career fields,... READ MORE [+]

Trojan Soccer Continues to Score!

The Hot Springs High School Soccer Team is focused on returning to the Arkansas 5A State Soccer Tournament and advance beyond their previous two semi-final defeats.  The futbol Trojans made an enormous stride in showing their dominance on the field... READ MORE [+]

HSHS Students Selected to the 2016 AGS

Three Hot Springs High School students have been selected to attend the 2016 Arkansas Governor's School hosted at Hendrix College.  Those selected are Oliver Steven-Assheuer (Natural Science), Johana Vazquez (English Language Arts), and Mallory... READ MORE [+]

HSHS's Bondhus Selected For Award

Katelyn Bondhus was named one of two Arkansas' top volunteers of 2016 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.  The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in... READ MORE [+]

HSSD and Bloomboard Partnership

The Hot Springs School District, Arkansas Department of Education and Bloomboard have developed and published a Youtube video entitled Bloomboard and Hot Springs Public School District:  Empowering Professional Growth.  The video shares a number of... READ MORE [+]

Spring Sports Are Underway!

As the weather warms, so does the urge to return outdoors for sports activities.  Track and field, baseball, softball and soccer have now taken center stage under multiple conditions and formats. Individual and team physical skills and endurance... READ MORE [+]

Troy Takes Class Act to STATE!

The 2015-16 Trojan Basketball season continues to roll.  Both men's and women's teams engaged in multiple non-conference games and tournaments in preparation for the defense of their 2014-15 5A-South conference titles and eventual return to the... READ MORE [+]

2015-16 District Testing Information

It is important for your student to be well rested and on time during the applicable testing schedules.  Please encourage your child to eat a good breakfast on the day(s) of the tests.  And as always, your support is appreciated in our efforts to... READ MORE [+]

Gould Named National Merit Finalist!

Kaylee Gould, a Hot Springs High School senior has been notified of her advancement to Finalist standing in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.  NMSP officials announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 61 st annual... READ MORE [+]

Instrumental Music Students Selected

The Hot Springs School District Instrumental Music Program under the direction of Lauren Russell, Valerie Tobin, Lia LaFollette, Michael Benoit and Matthew Everette continues to produce talented musicians among the elite in the region and state.  A... READ MORE [+]

HSSD's Reading Initiative Continues

Dear Parent/Guardian: During the next few weeks our district will be embarking on a special project, an all district book club One District, One Book. Every family will receive a copy of the same book – Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse and the Motorcycle... READ MORE [+]

HSMS Student Receives National Exposure

Hot Springs Middle School student Miles Hermann was recently featured on the current EAST Quarterly magazine. EAST Quarterly is a publication that is distributed nationwide and features EAST students and their projects. Recently, Miles has been... READ MORE [+]

Students Celebrate 100 Days of School

Elementary students in the district celebrated the 100th day of school in a variety of ways. From popping 100 balloons, wearing pajamas, dressing as various characters, to many more activities based on the number 100, students used... READ MORE [+]

HSSD To Be Host Site for NPC Adult Ed

The Hot Springs School District has entered into a partnership with National Park College to serve as a host site of NPC's Adult Education programs.  The partnership will allow for GED preparation, ESL and workplace skills training through the W.A.G... READ MORE [+]

Mike Hernandez named to USAC Board

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Mike Hernandez, superintendent of the Hot Springs School District, has been named to the Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors.  He will serve a three-year... READ MORE [+]

"Annie, Jr." as Presented by OVPA

The students and staff at Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet school are to be commended for their excellent performance and production of Annie, Jr.  Directed by drama teacher Steve Hogue, musical teacher Kina Clayton, and dance teacher... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Embraces Social Media

Social media has revolutionized the educational landscape.  As the use of electronic communication channels, such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Instagram, and You Tube become more common place among children and adolescents daily activities,... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Arts Programs Highlighted.

The Hot Springs School District's Fine Arts programs were highlighted during the various campus holiday performances.  Each program featured the many talents of HSSD students through the visual and performing arts, all of which played out to an... READ MORE [+]

Goodman Announced as a Top 4 Finalist!

Stephanie Goodman, a Hot Springs Intermediate School math teacher was recognized by Governor Asa Hutchison and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key as one of the top 15 Regional Arkansas Teacher of the Year (ATOY) Finalists on... READ MORE [+]

Trojan '15 Football Season In the Books!

The HSHS Trojans closed out the 2015 season on November 6 defeating crosstown 5A South rival Lakeside by a score of 17-15 at Joe C. Reese Memorial Stadium. READ MORE [+]

HSSD EAST Programs Host "Night Outs"!

Hot Springs School District is one of only a handful of schools in Arkansas to offer the Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) curriculum to K-12 students. Gardner STEM Magnet (P-4), Hot Springs Intermediate (5-6), Hot Springs Middle (7-8) and... READ MORE [+]

Three HSSD Schools Receive "A" Rankings!

Three elementary schools in the Hot Springs School District were recently recognized and awarded banners at the Arkansas Public School Resource Center's Fall conference. Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet, Langston Aerospace and Environmental... READ MORE [+]

School Messenger Text Opt-In Day

Hot Springs School District will be turning on the ability to send out SMS text alerts and messages on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 30th. READ MORE [+]

HSSD Serving After School Program Meal!

The Hot Springs School District is serving a meal during the after school program at Langston Aerospace and Environmental Studies Magnet School located at 120 Chestnut Street.  The free meal is available five days a week, Monday thru Friday... READ MORE [+]

Applications for Free or Reduced Meals

All parents/guardians with children attending Hot Springs School District are encouraged to apply for Free or Reduced meal benefit status.  New applications are required each school year for eligibility to continue.  Applications are reviewed by the... READ MORE [+]

HSHS Chosen to Participate in ADE Video!

Hot Springs High School and Hot Springs School District is proud to have been invited to participate in a computer science initiative video as prepared by Governor Hutchison's public relations team.  Mr. Jeremy May, Media Specialist/Videographer and... READ MORE [+]

Goodman Named 1 of 15 Teacher Finalists!

Hot Springs Intermediate School sixth grade Mathematics teacher Stephanie Goodman has been selected as one of 15 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists. Mrs. Goodman represents the Dawson Education Service Cooperative. "To be selected as a... READ MORE [+]

Students Return to begin 2015-16 Year

Hot Springs School District students returned Monday, August 17 to begin the 2015-16 year.  All campuses were hustling and bustling as cars and buses arrived filled with excited students for a full day of renewing and... READ MORE [+]

HSSD 2015 Open House Sees Capacity Crowd

The Hot Springs School District hosted its annual Back to School Open House on August 13, 2015.  Each campus witnessed large numbers, as students and parents eagerly arrived to meet classroom teachers and other school... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Initiates "One District, One Book".

The Hot Springs School District in conjunction with the School Superintendents Association (AASA) will be actively participating in a school solution program entitled One District, One Book for the upcoming year.  The idea behind the program is to... READ MORE [+]

From the Superintendent

Dear Trojan Parents and Community Patrons: There is tremendous excitement and promise associated with every new school year.  I am always reminded you entrust our education team with the responsibility of giving every student a chance to succeed and... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Staff Members Ready For 2015-2016.

Hot Springs School District employees filled the High School Mackey Theater on August 11 in a spirited event to welcome new and returning members to the Trojan family and nation.  Marking the first of three professional development days, the event... READ MORE [+]

Summer Food Service Program

Hot Springs School District is pleased to be sponsoring The “Summer Food Service Program”.  Breakfast and Lunch will be served at no cost to anyone 18 years old and under beginning June 1, 2015.  (Except on July 3 No meals will be served) Meals... READ MORE [+]

"Stuff the Bus": An Annual Event!

The United Way of Garland County and Wal-Mart partnered with the local school districts for the fourth annual  "Stuff the Bus" campaign. READ MORE [+]

Engaging Students Through the Arts!

The Hot Springs School District partnered with Arkansas Learning Through the Arts recently to provide a four week program to increase student engagement through arts integration.  Utilizing teaching artists, students were exposed to a hands-on... READ MORE [+]

HSHS Soccer Returns to 5A State Semi's!

The 2015 Hot Springs High School Boy's Soccer team found itself in a similar situation as the 2014 team, winning the first two matches in the state tournament, only to face elimination in a hard fought semi-final battle.  Playing without a couple of... READ MORE [+]

College and Career Day a "BIG Success"!

Tuesday, May 19, was the 2nd annual HSSD College & Career Day.  This event is indicative of how the district is determined to impress its vision to graduate students college and career ready. READ MORE [+]

2014 HSSD Distinquished Educator Awards

The Hot Springs School District's individual campus nominees for the 2015 Teacher of the Year were recognized at the annual Awards and Recognition Breakfast held May 29 at Hot Springs High School.  Don Gooch, Community Bank President of Arvest Bank... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Honors its Retirees!

The Hot Springs School District faculty and staff concluded the 2014-2015 year with its annual Awards and Recognition Breakfast on Friday, May 29.  The event honored the staff members employed for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years, as well as the... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Athletics Announces Summer Camps.

The Hot Springs School District Athletic Department announces the 2015 Summer Camp Dates for upcoming 1st - 6th grade district students. Registration and Consent forms are required for attendance to all summer camps and are available at all district... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Proudly Recognizes its Volunteers!

The Hot Springs School District recently recognized and celebrated the hard work of the hundreds of volunteers for their time and other means to the district during the 2014-15 school year.  An outpouring show of gratitude and tribute for the many... READ MORE [+]

LADY TROJANS capture 5A State Title!

The Lady Trojans completed their run for the 2015 Class 5A State Basketball Championship, Saturday, March 14 defeating Pulaski Academy in overtime by a score of 62-61.  Berniezha Tidwell scored a season-high 30 points, including a free throw with 3.... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Receives AdvancED Accreditation

The Hot Springs School District earned continuing accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, an accreditation division of AdvancED.  The action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation... READ MORE [+]

Trojan Women & Men win 5A-South Crowns!

The 2014-15 Hot Springs High School Women's and Men's Basketball teams repeated as 5A-South Champions and earned the top conference seed spots in the Class 5A State Tournament March 3-10 at Green County Tech.  Both squads advanced to the semifinals... READ MORE [+]


The Office of Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas has announced that Park Magnet School has won a "High-Achieving Overall School" Outstanding Educational Performance" award highlighting the highest-performing schools in Arkansas... READ MORE [+]

HSSD December Fine Arts Programs!

The Hot Springs School District's Fine Arts programs ushered in the holiday season with performances at each of it's campuses.  Each program featured the many talents of HSSD students through the visual and performing arts. Attendees at the various... READ MORE [+]

Oaklawn, Langston & Park make Achieving!

The following information is available from the Arkansas Department of Education website: READ MORE [+]

Trojans Take 5A South Conference Title!!

The 2014 Hot Springs High School Trojan football team defeated cross-town rival and fellow 5A South conference member Lakeside by a score of of 53-30 in the regular season finale.  The victory secured a first place finish and outright conference... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Robotic Winners!

Hot Springs Intermediate School hosted its annual First Lego League Robotics Invitational Tournament on Saturday, November 15 with twelve area school district teams competing for a chance qualify for the state meet in Mountain Home on December 13. ... READ MORE [+]

Trojans are State Playoff Bound!

Hot Springs High School clinched a 5A State playoff spot Halloween night by posting an impressive victory over Camden Fairview, 38-20.  The Trojans, 5-4 overall, moved to 5-1 in conference play with the regular season finale against cross-town rival... READ MORE [+]

Trojan Homecoming 2014 Celebration!

The Joe Reese Memorial Stadium was packed October 17 as the crowd welcomed the Hot Springs High School's 2014 Homecoming Court to the Tommy Holt Memorial Field.  Heralded with energy and enthusiasm in the days prior to the culminating crowning of... READ MORE [+]

Gardner & HSMS hold "EAST Night Out"!

EAST Night Out is a national "open house" celebration of our EAST programs, where family, friends and the general public are invited to see how students are making a difference in their community and celebrate the work already underway. During EAST... READ MORE [+]

Oaklawn VPA Magnet Fall Family Fun Day

Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School recently hosted a Fall Family Fun Day.  The day's activities began with an informational parent meeting to present the school's "Report to the Public" .  Upcoming PARCC assessments, Benchmark and... READ MORE [+]

Cheering on the Trojans!

The Hot Springs Trojans maintained their focus and "finished" for their first 2014 5A South conference win against Watson Chapel.  The Trojans will be on the road at Hope and DeQueen before returning to Joe Reese Memorial Stadium for... READ MORE [+]

THV11 Hometown Hero Gerald Hatley

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The transition to high school can be an exciting time for some, but for others, it can be intimidating. "There's a lot of kids, and the hallways are really crowded, so it was scary to me,” explained Tavonia Smith. “It was... READ MORE [+]

Gardner EAST Monarch Butterfly Project

The Gardner STEM Magnet EAST students are participating in a Monarch Butterfly project. Working with Robin Gregory and Jeff Hayhurst from Native Expeditions, Angie Babbit from Monarch Watch, and Mitzi Cole of the US Forest Service, the project... READ MORE [+]

ALE Staff recognized by Wal-Mart #261

Wal-Mart Store #261 (Central Avenue) representatives were on hand at Hot Springs School District's ALE-Summit/Vista campus recently to recognize the staff as part of its Teacher Rewards Program.  A teacher appreciation assembly was held to formally... READ MORE [+]

Oaklawn VPA Magnet Rewarded by Sam's

Sam's Club #4825 recently recognized Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School's K-4 staff with $50 Reward Cards, school supplies and other treats through its Teacher Reward program.  The Sam's Club/Walmart program is designed to thank... READ MORE [+]

2014 Trojan Football

The 2014 Trojan Football season began with a controlled scrimmage Tuesday, August 26 at the Tommy Holt field of the Joe Reese Stadium against Little Rock Christian.  The Trojans will continue to compete in the 5A South... READ MORE [+]

Freshman Convocation 2014

Hot Springs High School hosted its second annual Freshman Convocation recently in the Johnny Mae Mackey Theater. READ MORE [+]

College & Career Awareness Day

The 2014-2015 school year marks the third anniversary of the College & Career Awareness campaign.  Originally announced as a Safe Schools-Healthy Students Initiative, the project has become somewhat of a tradition, with all students and staff... READ MORE [+]

2014-15 First Day Excitement!

Rain did not dampen the smiles and excitement of both students and staff Monday, August 18, as Hot Springs School District kicked off the first day of the 2014-15 year . Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School staff member, Jamie Pearce... READ MORE [+]

Welcome Back! 2014-15 Begins!

The Hot Springs School District staff began the 2014-15 year with an opening session August 11 at the high school's Mackey Theater. The session, serving as the start of a five day professional development week,  focused on building a... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Recognizes Retirees

The Hot Springs School District faculty and staff concluded the 2013-2014 year with its annual Awards and Recognition Breakfast on Monday, June 2, 2014.  The event honored the staff members employed for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years and the 20... READ MORE [+]

Sam's Club Member of the Year

The Hot Springs School District was recently chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Sam's Club Business Member of the Year.  The award was presented to HSSD Superintendent Joyce Craft by Cheryl McDonald, Sam's Club #4825 Director of Personnel. The... READ MORE [+]

HSSD 2014 Teacher of the Year

The Hot Springs School District's individual campus nominees for Teacher of the Year were announced at the annual Awards and Recognition Breakfast held June 2 at Hot Springs High School.  Local businesses, including Adrianne Kahn Fine Jewelry, Bubba... READ MORE [+]

Christian Boekhout, Geography Bee Winner

Christian Boekhout, an 8th grade student at Hot Springs Middle School  won the state Geographic Bee and will represent the state of Arkansas for the 4th year in a row.  The national competition will be held in the coming weeks in... READ MORE [+]

HSHS Boys Soccer Team is State-Bound!

The Hot Springs High School Boys Soccer team will be the second seed from the 5A South Conference at the State Tournament.  The Trojans, 12-4-1 overall and 5-3 in conference play will travel to Harrison to take on Sylvan Hills at noon Thursday... READ MORE [+]

Skills USA State Photography Winner

Jamie Loe, a sophomore at Hot Springs High School is this year's winner of the SkillsUSA State Photography competition which was held at the Hot Springs Convention Center on April 15. Jamie will go on to represent Arkansas in the 50th annual... READ MORE [+]

HSSD College and Career Day

The Hot Springs School District provided a College & Career Day May 2 for all of its campuses.  All Kindergarten - 4th grade students participated in a "Careers on Wheels" event at the Hot Springs Municipal Airport, 5-8th grade students attended... READ MORE [+]

HSIS Destination Imagination Team

Hot Springs Intermediate School's Destination Imagination Team is Globals bound!  The team, along with team manager Michelle Moore, worked all year using critical thinking, problem solving and communicating skills to produce a creative and unique... READ MORE [+]

FREE Community Meals

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. Langston Aerospace and... READ MORE [+]

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 [+]

HSSD First Annual Trojan Trot

The First Annual Hot Springs Trojan Trot, postponed from last Fall due to inclement weather, was held Saturday, March 15.  The 2 mile Fun Run/Walk course was located on the campus of Hot Springs High School with proceeds benefiting the HSSD... READ MORE [+]

5A-South Conference Champions

Hot Springs High School's Senior Girl's, undefeated in the 5A-South Conference at 14-0 and 20-5 overall, will advance to the 5A State Tournament in Alma. READ MORE [+]

5A South Basketball Champions

The Hot Springs Trojan basketball team won the 5A - South Championship with a 12-2 record. The Trojans, 17-8 overall, will represent the conference as the top seed in the state tournament.  READ MORE [+]

Jr. Trojans are 2013-14 5A SW Champions!

In just his first year as head coach, LaMont Page led the Junior High Boys Basketball team to a second straight 5A Southwest Conference Championship. The Trojans entered the final game of the District Tournament on the heels of a 16 game winning... READ MORE [+]

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. Thank you for supporting our effort. READ MORE [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]


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.



  • 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.


  • 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.


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
Natasha Lenox, 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
Diane Smith, Principal
Becky Rosburg, Executive Principal

Gardner STEM Magnet
525 Hammond Drive
Hot Springs, AR  71913
Phone:  (501) 620-7822
Cathy Johnson, Principal

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

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

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




Administrative Leadership

  Dr. Mike Hernandez Superintendent
  Jim Gentry Deputy Superintendent
Athletic Director
  Doug Upshaw Associate Superintendent
of Administrative Services
  Dr. Stephanie Nehus Associate Superintendent
of Learning Services
  Dr. Anne Gentry Federal Programs Director
  Bobbie Morrison Special Education Director
  David White Chief Financial Officer
  Charles White Legal Counsel
  Melissa Edwards District Instructional Specialist
  Bryce Walker Director of Technology

School Board Members

  Debbie Ugbade President
  Steve White Vice President
  Ann Hill Secretary
  Bob Freeman Member
  Dino Lenox 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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  • Second largest district in Garland County
  • 6th largest employer in Hot Springs
  • 2014-2015 Enrollment
  • Average Class Size


  • Staff

Student Demographics

  • White
  • African American
  • Hispanic
  • Asian
  • Native American
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander

Where You Can Find:

  • International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years, Diploma Programmes
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Navy JROTC
  • Elementary Orchestra, Dance, & Band
  • Space Camp - Huntsville, AL
  • Magnet Schools
  • EAST & EAST Core
  • Family Outreach Center

Intensive Support System

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


  • AdvancED SAC CASI District Accreditation
  • NCEA Higher Performing School (2010,2011)
  • Magnet Schools of Excellence & Distinction
  • International Baccalaureate World Schools (K-12)
  • AR Art Education Association Administrator of the Year
  • Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (2009)
  • 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
  • AR 2014 Alternative Learning Environment Teacher of the Year
  • Highest Performing Elementary School on the AR Benchmark for 2 Consecutive Years (2013,2014)
  • AR 2013 Regional Finalist Teacher of the Year
  • Award Winning EAST Programs (K-12)
  • Model Technology Classroom (Middle School)


 A message from our Superintendent 

Mike Hernandez
Email Mike Hernandez

Deputy Superintendent
Athletic Director

Jim Gentry
Email Jim Gentry

Associate Superintendent
of Administrative Services

Doug Upshaw
Email Doug Upshaw

Associate Superintendent
of Learning Services

Dr. Stephanie Nehus
Email Stephanie Nehus

Director of
Special Education

Bobbie Morrison
Email Bobbie Morrison

Director of
Federal Programs

Dr. Anne Gentry
Email Anne Gentry

Financial Officer

David White
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Instructional Specialist

Melissa Edwards
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Director of Alternative Learning
Environment/Career Initiatives

Kelley Deardorff
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Hot Springs
School District

Chuck White
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Director of Technology
Bryce Walker
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Hot Springs High School
Campus/Building Principal

Lloyd Jackson
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Hot Springs Middle School
Natasha Lenox
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Hot Springs Intermediate
Park Magnet School

Executive Principal
Becky Rosburg
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Park Magnet School
Diane Smith
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Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts
Magnet School

Jason Selig
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Cathy Johnson
Gardner STEM
Magnet School

Cathy Johnson
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Langston Aerospace and Environmental
Magnet School

Taryn Echols
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Hot Springs School District Central Office
Ph: 501-624-3372
Fax: 501-620-7829
Hot Springs High School
Ph: 501-624-5286
Fax: 501-620-7820
Hot Springs Middle School
Ph: 501-624-5228
Fax: 501-620-7828
Gardner STEM Magnet
Ph: 501-620-7822
Fax: 501-620-7837
Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet
Ph: 501-623-2661
Fax: 501-620-7834
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
Fax: 501-620-7836
Summit School
Ph: 501-620-7830
Fax: 501-620-7833
Child Nutrition
Ph: 501-623-6562
Fax: 501-620-7838

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 STEM 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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