Hughes High School

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Hughes High School
310 College Street
Hughes, Arkansas, 72348
United States
Coordinates 34°57′2″N 90°28′22″W / 34.95056°N 90.47278°W / 34.95056; -90.47278Coordinates: 34°57′2″N 90°28′22″W / 34.95056°N 90.47278°W / 34.95056; -90.47278
School type Public comprehensive
Status Open
School district Hughes School District
NCES School ID 050801000520[1]
Teaching staff 26.02 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 7–12
Enrollment 223 (2010–11[1])
Student to teacher ratio 8.57[1]
Education system ADE Smart Core
Classes offered Regular, Advanced Placement (AP)
Campus type Rural; distant[1]
School color(s)      Royal blue
Athletics conference 1A 1 West (2012–14)
Sports Volleyball, cross country, cheer, basketball, tennis, track,
Mascot Blue Devils
Team name Hughes Blue Devils
Accreditation ADE
USNWR ranking Unranked
Affiliation Arkansas Activities Association

Hughes High School (HHS) is an accredited comprehensive public high school located in Hughes, Arkansas, United States. HHS provides secondary education for more than 220 students in grades 7 through 12. It is one of three public high schools in St. Francis County and one of two high schools administered by the Hughes School District.


Hughes High School is a Title I school that is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). The assumed course of study follows the ADE Smart Core curriculum, 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.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Hughes High School mascot for academic and athletic teams are the Blue Devil with royal blue and white serving as the school colors.


The Hughes Blue Devils compete in interscholastic activities within the 2A Classification, the state's second smallest classification administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. For 2012–14, the Blue Devils play within the 2A 6 Conference. Hughes fields junior varsity and varsity teams including volleyball, cross country (boys/girls), cheer, basketball (boys/girls), tennis (boys/girls), and track and field (boys/girls).[2]

  • Basketball: The boys basketball won a 2A class state basketball championship in 2010.
  • Football: Kendric Smith is the current holder of the Arkansas state record for most touchdowns in a football game, with nine.[3] Smith played in what has been called the greatest high school football game of all time,[by whom?] a 73–72 loss against East Poinsett County High School, on October 13, 2006. The game was tied 66–66 at the end of regulation, with Smith having run for touchdowns of 13, 20, 28, 35, 40, 45, 52 and 53 yards. Then, in overtime, Smith scored one more to break the state record but could not convert the two-point conversion, giving Hughes just a six-point lead. EPC proceeded to get a touchdown to make it 72–72, and for the first time in the season, kicked the extra point to win the game, 73–72. Brett Hardin also got remarkable numbers of his own, ending up with 835 all-purpose yards. Smith was also nominated for a 2007 ESPY Award, for the Hummer Like Nothing Else Award.

Clubs and traditions[edit]

Hughes students engage in a variety of clubs and organizations such as: Band, Choir, Beta Club, National FFA Organization (FFA), FCCLA, Key Club, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and Quiz Bowl.

Notable people[edit]

The following are notable people associated with Hughes High School. If the person was a Hughes 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. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for ST. Paul High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "School Profile, Hughes High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  3. ^ High school back scores nine TDs, team still loses
  4. ^ "Mark Martin Biography". Retrieved December 10, 2013. 

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