Hot Springs High School (Arkansas)
|Hot Springs High School|
|701 Emory Street
Hot Springs, Arkansas, 71913
|School type||Public magnet|
|School district||Hot Springs School District|
|NCES District ID||0507890|
|NCES School ID||050789000509|
|Classes offered||Regular (Core & Career Focus),
IB Diploma Programme,
IB Middle Years Programme
|Campus type||City; small|
|Athletics conference||5A South (2012−14)|
|Team name||Hot Springs Trojans|
No. 9 (AR)
No. 1,385 (USA)
No. 102 (Magnet)
|National ranking||No. 1,708 (Challenge Index)|
|Affiliation||Arkansas Activities Association|
Hot Springs High School (HSHS) is a public magnet secondary school located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States. HSHS is one of schools in Garland County and the sole high school of the Hot Springs School District. The school's original facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its academic programs include Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
The high school offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in English Language and Composition, Statistics, Physics and Psychology. Students are also able to earn concurrent college credit through National Park Community College, a local community college. Hot Springs High School has been an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) School since 2004; its students can participate in the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme. Special courses offered include Spanish, French, Chinese, digital imagery, computer graphic design, fine arts, guitar, business, Theory of Knowledge for IB students, ROTC, and family and consumer sciences.
Hot Springs High School is nationally recognized as a Silver Medalist in the Best High Schools 2012 report by U.S. News & World Report. The report ranked Hot Springs as the No. 9 high school in the state, the nation's No. 102 magnet school, and No. 1,385 nationally. HSHS was nationally ranked as No. 1,708 of 2,008 high schools in the Challenge Index high school scoring system with an index score of 1.295, which is the number of college-level tests given at a school in 2011 divided by the number of graduates that year.
The Hot Springs High School mascot and athletic emblem is the Trojan with black and gold serving as the school colors.
The Hot Springs Trojans compete within the 5A Classification as administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. For 2012–14, the Trojans compete from thr 5A South Conference in sports including football, basketball, baseball, golf, band, volleyball, bowling, weightlifting, track, softball, soccer, dance, cheerleading, and tennis.
- Basketball: The boys basketball teams have won two state basketball championships (1932, 1998).
- Track and field: The boys track teams won three consecutive state championships in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Clubs and traditions
Students at Hot Springs High School may participate in various opportunities from clubs and organizations including Art Club, Key Club, Beta Club, FBLA, FCCLA, National Honor Society (NHS), Spanish Club, Student Council, and yearbook.
The original Hot Springs High School was built in 1914 by the now famed Sanguinet & Staats architectural firm as a large, Late Gothic Revival structure located near the center of Hot Springs; it is from here that Bill Clinton graduated in 1964. In 1988, this school building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, the historic facility was repurposed as 32 housing units for persons with disabilities, as the Hot Springs High School Lofts.
Hot Springs High School
Original Hot Springs High School
|Location||Oak St. between Orange and Olive Sts., Hot Springs, Arkansas|
|Area||1.5 acres (0.61 ha)|
|Architect||Sanguinet & Staats|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||87002495|
|Added to NRHP||January 28, 1988|
The following are notable people associated with Hot Springs High School. If the person was a Hot Springs High School student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included:
- Bill Clinton (1964)—President of the United States (1993–2001).
- Shameka Christon (2000)—Professional basketball player for the WNBA's Chicago Sky.
- Cliff Harris—Professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys; National Football League 1970s All-Decade Team
- Q. Byrum Hurst, Jr. (1967)—Trial lawyer
- Alford L. McMichael (1970)—Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (1999–2003).
- LTC Hugh L. Mills, Jr. (1966)—Highly decorated Vietnam veteran, inductee into the US Army Aviation Hall of Fame, the Gathering of Eagles, the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame and author of Low Level Hell, a scout pilot in the Big Red One.
- Bobby Mitchell (1953)—Professional football player for the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, and coach for the Redskins. Pro Football Hall of Famer.
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- "Best High Schools 2012". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
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- "IB World Schools, Hot Springs High School". International Baccalaureate Organization. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
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- "School Profile, Hot Springs High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
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