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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

Terrific Trojan Tutoring Programs

Gardner STEM in collaboration with the Hot Springs School District is THRILLED to offer our Terrific Trojan Tutoring Program.  This program is offered Tuesday - Thursday for those students who qualify. It begins at 3:15 with a snack.  At 3:30,... 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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 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 [+]

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 [+]



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