Hot Springs High School (Arkansas)

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Hot Springs High School
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701 Emory Street
Hot Springs, Arkansas, 71913
United States
Coordinates 34°28′33″N 93°4′12″W / 34.47583°N 93.07000°W / 34.47583; -93.07000Coordinates: 34°28′33″N 93°4′12″W / 34.47583°N 93.07000°W / 34.47583; -93.07000
School type Public magnet
Established 1914
Status Open
School district Hot Springs School District
NCES District ID 0507890[1]
CEEB Code 041145
NCES School ID 050789000509[2]
Enrollment 752 (2010-11)
 • Grade 9 237
 • Grade 10 186
 • Grade 11 182
 • Grade 12 147
Classes offered Regular (Core & Career Focus),
Advanced Placement,
IB Diploma Programme,
IB Middle Years Programme
Campus type City; small
School color(s)      Black
Athletics conference 5A South (2012−14)
Mascot Trojan
Team name Hot Springs Trojans
Accreditation ADE
AdvancED (1924–)
USNWR ranking      Silver Medal[3]
No. 9 (AR)
No. 1,385 (USA)
No. 102 (Magnet)
National ranking No. 1,708 (Challenge Index)[4]
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.[5] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Hot Springs High School is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and is an accredited charter member of AdvancED since 1924.[6]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

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 the 5A South Conference in sports including football, basketball, baseball, golf, band, volleyball, bowling,track, softball, soccer, dance, cheerleading, wrestling, bowling, and tennis.[7]

  • Track and field: The boys track teams won three consecutive state championships in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
  • golf : Sarah Broussard (class of 2016) qualified for the 2013 and 2014 5A state golf tournament.
  • boys soccer: boys soccer team advanced to 5A state soccer tournament, placing 3rd in 2014, losing to lakeside in the semi finals.

Clubs and traditions[edit]

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.


Historic facility[edit]

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
Hot Springs High School (Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Hot Springs High School (Arkansas)
Location Oak St. between Orange and Olive Sts., Hot Springs, Arkansas
Coordinates 34°30′19″N 93°3′12″W / 34.50528°N 93.05333°W / 34.50528; -93.05333
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1914
Architect Sanguinet & Staats
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 87002495[8]
Added to NRHP January 28, 1988

Notable alumni[edit]

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:



  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Hot Springs School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Hot Springs High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Best High Schools 2012". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "The Challenge Index 2012". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "IB World Schools, Hot Springs High School". International Baccalaureate Organization. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Institution Summary, Hot Springs High School". AdvancED. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "School Profile, Hot Springs High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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