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.
Enrollment Now Open For Expanded Pre-K Student Placement Opportunities

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 [+]

City honors District Students

EAST students from Hot Springs Middle School, Gardner, and HSIS will be recognized at the City of Hot Springs Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  Mr. Max Sestili, CFM, CMS4S, Stormwater Manager, City of Hot Springs - Public Works will be... 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 [+]

Music In Our School's Month

Hot Springs Middle School is privileged to have welcomed Ms. Rachel Brill-Neal to our Band and Music classes. Ms. Brill-Neal shared her passion for Folk and Celtic music with our students. The student's experienced her love of music and her... 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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

Native Expeditions - Visit HSMS EAST

EAST Students are pursuing a new initiative for getting students in the woods and their community to become involved in the Leave No Trace project in cooperation with Native Expeditions "STEWARDS OF THE FOREST CHALLENGE".   This... 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 [+]


The 8th grade robotics team, a.k.a Rad (Radioactive) Robotics, had the privilege of competing in this year's First Lego League robotics competition. This year's challenge was how to deal with unwanted waste and trash. Trash Trek 2015... READ MORE [+]

Hot Springs Middle School Achievement

The scores are in ... Hot Springs Middle School has meet all AMO's from the Department of Education for the 2014-2015 school year. The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test is given to all 7th and 8th grade... 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 [+]

Cultural exchange using technology

Students in Mr. Blissit's U.S. History class created presentations on America's westward expansion during the early 1800's.  They then sent them to Mr. Blissit's partner classroom in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  The Brazilian students will send Mr.... 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 [+]

Ibooks: Student work on display

Hot Springs Middle School - Language Arts students used ibooks to publish their work. The students used the Model Technology Classroom (MTC) to enhance their learning experience. Students published original work while engaging in real world... 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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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

Natasha Lenox
Hot Springs Middle School
Ph: 501-624-5228
Fax: 501-620-7828

Hot Springs Middle School

701 Main St
Hot SpringsArkansas 71913