Heber Springs High School
|Heber Springs High School|
|900 West Pine Street
Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543
|School type||Public comprehensive|
|NCES School ID||050756000647|
|Teaching staff||41.31 (on FTE basis)|
|• Grade 9||146|
|• Grade 10||120|
|• Grade 11||147|
|• Grade 12||117|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.66|
|Education system||ADE Smart Core|
Advanced Placement (AP)
|Athletics conference||4A Region 2|
|Team name||Heber Springs Panthers|
|Feeder schools||Heber Springs Middle School (6–8)|
Heber Springs High School is a comprehensive public high school located in the remote town of Heber Springs, Arkansas, United States. The school provides secondary education for students in grades 9 through 12 supporting Heber Springs and portions of Tumbling Shoals and Drasco. It is one of five public high schools in Cleburne County, Arkansas and the sole high school administered by the Heber Springs School District.
Heber Springs High School is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). The assumed course of study follows the Smart Core curriculum developed by the ADE, which requires students complete at least 22 units prior to graduation. Students complete regular coursework and exams and may take Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exam with the opportunity to receive college credit.
The Heber Springs High School mascot and athletic emblem is the Panther with red and white serving as the school colors.
The Heber Springs Panthers compete in interscholastic activities within the 4A Classification via the 4A Region 2 Conference, as administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Panthers field teams in football, volleyball, cross country (boys/girls), bowling (boys/girls), golf (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), baseball, softball, track and field (boys/girls), and cheer.
Clubs and traditions
Heber Springs High School provides a variety of extra-curricular clubs and organizations for students including: Art Club, Band, Choir, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America), FFA (National FFA Organization), JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates), Journalism, Math Club, NHS (National Honor Society), Odyssey of the Mind, Spanish Club, Student Council, and Yearbook.
- Josh Miller (Class of 1999), Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from District 66 in Heber Springs.
- Ruth Whitaker, member of the Arkansas State Senate from 2001 to 2013.
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- "Best High Schools 2012". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- "School Profile, Heber Springs High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 29 November 2012.