Hot Springs School District Schools Plan Multiple Programs to Usher in the Holiday Season!
HSMS Above State Standards in MATH and LITERACY on PARCC!
The 2015 Hot Springs High School Trojan team, (6-4 overall and 3-4 in conference play), was lead by 13 seniors. The Trojans SQUASH Lakeside's dream of a perfect 2015 5A South Conference season.
Real World learning Using Technology
EAST Students Present Their Projects During EAST Night Out!
HSMS Language Arts students make their own ibooks

HSSD 2015 Family Pumpkin Light Night

The Hot Springs School District hosted its first Pumpkin Light Night, a family event on October 27 from 5 to 8 PM at Hot Springs High School. READ MORE [+]

We value your opinion!

The link provided at the bottom of this message is an attempt by the administration of Hot Springs Middle School to provide multiple options for your voice to be heard. Please take a moment to advise our leadership team on any question or concerns... 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 [+]

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 [+]

Senator Clark visits HSMS

Hot Springs Middle School welcomed Senator Alan Clark on 9-23-2015. The Senator's visit was aligned to the Legislator in School program. Senator Clark was impressed with his visit to HSMS. The visit highlighted the model technology classroom,... 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 [+]

HSMS EAST Presents to City Manager

Miles Hermann, 8th Grade EAST student, presented his project to Deputy City Manager Bill Burroughs and Director of Public Works Denny McPhate. The project is a basin retention model designed to solve the flooding issue in downtown. Miles has been... READ MORE [+]

College Shirt Days


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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

"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 [+]

2015-2016 EAST Application Due May 4th

EAST® (Environmental and Spatial Technology) is an educational model that focuses on student-driven service projects accomplished by using teamwork and cutting-edge technology. EAST schools are equipped with classrooms containing state-of-the-art... READ MORE [+]

HSMS Band Earns Superior Rating

The Hot Springs Middle School 7-8th grade band recived the coveted SWEEPSTAKES AWARD. The band was awarded a 2 Superior(1) ratings and an Excellent (2) rating for the playing portion of Region 2 Playing Assessment. The band recieved and Superior (1... 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 [+]

St. Patrick's Day Parade

On March 17, 2015, one of Ms. Bramlett's 7th grade classes performed in the First Ever Twelfth Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade in Downtown Hot Springs.  Ms. Bramlett's class is the first school to be involved and the first students... READ MORE [+]

PSA Contest Winner

Congratulations, Maddie Scott, HSMS EAST student, for winning a PSA contest centered on the topic of Human Trafficking in Garland County.  The award was presented to Maddie by Melissa Glenn, Chair of the Garland County Human Trafficking Task... READ MORE [+]

Math Contest

Congratulations Douglas Palise - 2nd Place and Garrett Collier - 3rd Place winners of the Math 1 Test.  Other contest participants include, Ramello Cason, Hayden Wisener and Kyle Morgan. 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 [+]

HSMS EAST Students and First Step

HSMS EAST students, J.Butler and H. Binns,  provided Hot Springs First Step with safety plans and blueprints for all buildings on their campus. Students took photos of the buildings and made layouts using Computer Aided Design software (... 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 [+]

Model Classroom

The room is designed for different modes of teaching, group work, class discussion, independent work and station work. For each mode of teaching and learning, there are TVs for displaying iPad and iMac work. The two interactive tables are used... 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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

HSMS EAST Studies Emergency Sirens

More information can be found in the Tuesday, February 4, 2014, article by Jay Bell, The Sentinel Record. To read article Click here 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 [+]

HSMS Earns Top Spot

Local schools highly ranked in OEP report By: JAY BELL - The Sentinel-RecordHot Springs Middle School, Malvern Middle School and the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts were among the local schools to be highly ranked in a report... READ MORE [+]

Miss Arkansas visits HSMS EAST Night Out

By: JAY BELL - The Sentinel-Record Miss Arkansas 2013 Amy Crain signs autographs during EAST Night Out at Hot Springs Middle School on Tuesday. Crain spoke about her platform on anti-bullying, which was also the topic of a video produced by EAST... 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 [+]



School Directory
2015-2016 School Year
Type: Regular School
County: Garland County
Grade Span:
Magnet: Yes
Total Students: 516
Classroom Teachers (FTE):  
Student/Teacher Ratio:  
Title I School: Yes
Title I School-Wide Program: Yes

Enrollment by Grade:

  • 7th
  • 8th

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 2013-2014 school year will not be available until the full 2013-2014 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 2013-2014.
Data provided on student membership and staffing are from the official school level data for 2013-2014.


Administrative Leadership

  George Wilson Building Principal
  Linda Barrett Seventh Grade Principal
  Kip Spainhour Eighth Grade Principal
  Nancy Scott District IB Coordinator
  Debbie Byers Exceptional Services Designee
Positive Behavior Intervention & Support Coach

Contact Us

  Phone Number: 501-624-5228
  Fax number: 501-620-7828
  Address: 701 Main St.
    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

Intensive Support System

  • Coordinated School Health
  • Homeless Liaison
  • Human Service Workers
  • School Resource Officers

Campus/Building Principal
George Wilson
8th Grade Principal
Kip Spainhour
7th Grade Principal
Linda Barrett
Hot Springs Middle School
Ph: 501-624-5228
Fax: 501-620-7828

Hot Springs Middle School

701 Main St
Hot SpringsArkansas 71913
Event Date
8th/9th Grade Basketball @ DeQueen Mon, Nov 30, 2015 - 5:00 pm
"Wear Purple Day" Wed, Dec 2, 2015
Homeless to Habitat @ Family OutReach Wed, Dec 2, 2015 - 9:00 am
Park Winter Program Thu, Dec 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Gardner 3rd/4th Grade Musical @ HSMS Thu, Dec 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm
HSHS Dance/Choir Concert Thu, Dec 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Jr High All-Region Band Auditions Sat, Dec 5, 2015
Hot Springs Christmas Parade Mon, Dec 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Oaklawn Production: Annie Jr. 9AM & 6PM Tue, Dec 8, 2015
HSIS Winterinternational Tue, Dec 8, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Oaklawn Production: Annie Jr. 9AM & 6PM Thu, Dec 10, 2015
HSHS Winter Band Concert Mon, Dec 14, 2015 - 6:00 pm
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, Thu Oct 15 2015.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 - 5:00 pm
HSMS Winternational Tue, Dec 15, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Oaklawn Show Choir @ Capitol Wed, Dec 16, 2015 - 9:00 am
Langston Concerts: K-1 @ 6PM, 2-4 @ 6:30 Thu, Dec 17, 2015
Gardner Sound Choir @ Capitol Thu, Dec 17, 2015 - 10:00 am
Last Day of School before Christmas Fri, Dec 18, 2015
End of 2nd Quarter Fri, Dec 18, 2015
End of 1st Semester Fri, Dec 18, 2015
Oaklawn Show Choir Recital Fri, Dec 18, 2015 - 9:00 am
Gardner Sound Choir @ GC Library Fri, Dec 18, 2015 - 11:00 am
Christmas Break Mon, Dec 21, 2015 to Fri, Jan 1, 2016
Professional Development - No School Mon, Jan 4, 2016
Students Return Tue, Jan 5, 2016
3rd Quarter Begins Tue, Jan 5, 2016
2nd Semester Begins Tue, Jan 5, 2016
Report Cards to Parents Fri, Jan 8, 2016
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon, Jan 18, 2016
School Board Meeting Tue, Jan 19, 2016 - 5:00 pm
College Awareness Day
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, August, September, October on the last Tuesday until Fri May 20 2016 .
Tue, Jan 26, 2016
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