Please join us for the 1st Annual HSSD Pumpkin Light Night.
Hot Springs School District to Honor Retiring Superintendent Mrs. Joyce Little Craft. Reception has been postponed.
The 2015 Hot Springs High School Trojan team (3-2) is lead by 13 seniors. DeQueen comes to town for Homecoming at Joe C. Reese Stadium as the Trojans continue 5A South Conference play.
Make sure to Opt-In on Wednesday, September 30th, to start receiving text alerts/messages from HSSD!
The new Immunization Requirements for the 2015-16 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.
After School Feeding Program For Children 18 Years and Younger Available M-F at Langston.

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 [+]

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 [+]

Bus Safety Urged as Students Return!

Hot Springs School District is pleased to join other districts across the state and the Arkansas Department of Education for this year's school bus safety campaign.  The three week event begins Monday, August 10 with the purpose of reminding drivers... 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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

Registration 2015-2016

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR   Pre-K Students - Gardner, Oaklawn and Langston (4 year olds) in a partnership with Dawson Education Cooperative ABCSS (Arkansas Better Chance for School Success) Must be 4 years of age... READ MORE [+]

New Immunization Requirements 2015-16

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANSThe new Immunization Requirements for the 2015-16 school year may affect your child. Please read the new requirements carefully.  This will affect MANY STUDENTS in our district.  Contact your County Health... 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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

College Shirt Days


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 [+]

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 [+]



School Directory
2015-2016 School Year
Type: Regular School
County: Garland County
Grade Span:
Pre-K  -  Fourth Grades
Magnet: Yes
Total Students: 447
Classroom Teachers (FTE): 37
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.08
Title I School: Yes
Title I School-Wide Program: Yes

Enrollment by Grade:

  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity:

  • American Indian / Alaskan
  • Asian / Pacific Islander *
  • Black
  • Hispanic
  • White
  • Two or More Races
* combined Asian and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander categories

Enrollment by Gender:

  • Male
  • Female


  • [ † ] indicates that the data are not applicable. For example, the enrollment and staff characteristics for schools that opened in the 2014-2015 school year will not be available until the full 2014-2015 file is released.
  • [ – ] indicates that the data are missing.
  • The directory information on school name, address, and phone number are preliminary data from initial submissions of school level data for 2014-2015.
Data provided on student membership and staffing are from the official school level data for 2014-2015.

Intensive Support System

  • Coordinated School Health
  • Intervention Specialists
  • Homeless Liaison
  • Human Service Workers
  • Faith Based Men Mentoring
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech
  • Educational Examiner
  • Special Education Designee
  • School Based Counseling
  • Sonday Representative - Dyslexia Screening


Administrative Leadership

  Cathy Johnson Building Principal

Contact Us

  Phone Number: 501-620-7822
  Fax number: 501-620-7837
  Address: 525 Hammond Drive
    Hot Springs, AR 71913
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  • High Expectations for Students and Staff
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Integrity
  • Caring Environment
  • Safe/Secure Environment



Cathy Johnson
Gardner STEM Magnet
Ph: 501-620-7822
Fax: 501-620-7837

Gardner STEM Magnet

525 Hammond Dr
Hot SpringsArkansas 71913
Event Date
Fire Prevention Week Observation Mon, Oct 5, 2015 to Fri, Oct 9, 2015
End of 1st Quarter Thu, Oct 15, 2015
2nd Quarter Begins Fri, Oct 16, 2015
Gardner STEM Magnet Fall Photo Day Fri, Oct 16, 2015
School Board Meeting
Repeats every month on the third Tuesday 13 times except Tue Sep 15 2015. Also includes Mon Aug 10 2015, Tue Sep 22 2015.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 - 5:00 pm
Report Cards to Parents Fri, Oct 23, 2015
College Awareness Day
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, August, September, October on the last Tuesday until Fri May 20 2016 .
Tue, Oct 27, 2015
Flu Clinic @ Gardner (AM) & HSHS (PM) Thu, Oct 29, 2015
School Board Meeting Tue, Nov 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
Interim Reports to Parents Thu, Nov 19, 2015
Thanksgiving Holidays Mon, Nov 23, 2015 to Fri, Nov 27, 2015
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