Hot Springs School District announces their 2015-16 Student Registration and Open House dates.
Hot Springs School District is pleased to be sponsoring The “Summer Food Service Program”.
United Way of Garland County and Wal-Mart on Central Avenue Partner with the Hot Springs School District for "Stuff the Bus"!
District Students Participate in a Creative Approach to Arts-Integrated Learning!
Hot Springs School District Retiring Faculty and Staff Saluted For Their Dedication and Service.
Stephanie Goodman receives the 2015 Hot Springs School District Distinguished Educator of the Year Award!

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

Oaklawn, Langston & Park make Achieving!

The following information is available from the Arkansas Department of Education website: 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 [+]

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 [+]

Oaklawn VPA Magnet Fall Family Fun Day

Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School recently hosted a Fall Family Fun Day.  The day's activities began with an informational parent meeting to present the school's "Report to the Public" .  Upcoming PARCC assessments, Benchmark and... READ MORE [+]

Oaklawn VPA Magnet Rewarded by Sam's

Sam's Club #4825 recently recognized Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School's K-4 staff with $50 Reward Cards, school supplies and other treats through its Teacher Reward program.  The Sam's Club/Walmart program is designed to thank... 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 [+]

New Immunization Requirements 2014-15

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANSThe new Immunization Requirements for the 2014-15 school year may affect your child. Please read the new requirements carefully.  This will affect MANY STUDENTS in our district.  Contact your County Health... READ MORE [+]

HSSD College and Career Day

The Hot Springs School District provided a College & Career Day May 2 for all of its campuses.  All Kindergarten - 4th grade students participated in a "Careers on Wheels" event at the Hot Springs Municipal Airport, 5-8th grade students attended... 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 [+]

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 [+]

Oaklawn and Park earn "Achieving Status"

Hot Springs School District celebrates the accomplishments of Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts and Park International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Magnet Schools for their “Achieving” status from the Arkansas Department of Education on... READ MORE [+]

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Welcome to the 2013 - 2014 school year at Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School!  We are excited that you chose our school.  Our motto is “Where Learning and Creativity are One!”  This is a true reflection of what is offered... READ MORE [+]

College Shirt Days


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 [+]

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 [+]


  • Offer an outstanding and safe learning environment
  • Value and respect diversity
  • Prepare responsible citizens and lifelong learners
  • Achieve success in Academics and the Arts


School Directory
2014-2015 School Year
Type: Regular School
County: Garland County
Grade Span:
Magnet: Yes
Total Students: 573
Classroom Teachers (FTE):  
Student/Teacher Ratio:  
Title I School: Yes
Title I School-Wide Program: Yes

Enrollment by Grade:

  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

  • Asian / Pacific Islander *
  • Black
  • Hispanic
  • White
  • Native American\Native Alaskan
  • Two or more races
* combined Asian and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander categories

Enrollment by Gender:

  • Male
  • Female


  • The directory information on school name, address, and phone number are preliminary data from initial submissions of school level data for 2014-2015.
Data provided on student membership and staffing are from the official school level data for 2014-2015.


Administrative Leadership

  Debbie Kopf Building Principal
  Jason Selig Assistant Principal

Contact Us

  Phone Number: 501-623-2661
  Fax number: 501-620-7834
  Address: 301 Oaklawn Blvd.
    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
  • Intervention Specialists
  • Homeless Liaison
  • Human Service Workers
Debbie Kopf
Assistant Principal
Jason Selig
Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet
Ph: 501-623-2661

Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet

301 Oaklawn St
Hot SpringsArkansas 71913
Event Date
Professional Development for Teachers Tue, Aug 11, 2015 to Thu, Aug 13, 2015
Open House Thu, Aug 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
1st Day of School Mon, Aug 17, 2015
1st Quarter Begins Mon, Aug 17, 2015
School Board Meeting
Repeats every month on the third Tuesday 12 times except Tue Sep 16 2014, Tue Feb 17 2015, Tue Jun 16 2015. Also includes Tue Sep 23 2014, Thu Feb 19 2015, Wed Apr 29 2015, Tue Jun 23 2015.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm
Labor Day - NO SCHOOL Mon, Sep 7, 2015
School Board Meeting Tue, Sep 15, 2015 - 5:00 pm
Parent Teacher Conferences Tue, Sep 22, 2015 - 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Parent Teacher Conferences Thu, Sep 24, 2015 - 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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