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Gardner Magnet School

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Posted June 4, 2014

The staff at Gardner Magnet is dedicated to the educational success for every student. My granddaughter has attended this school from first grade through third grade (Aug 2014). I commend the Assistant Principal, Nurse, Counselors and office staff. Everyone is professional, respectful and kind. I like the front door service by school employees (rain,shine or snow). I love the different themes each month encouraging independence, accountability, respect etc...I love the patience that the teachers display with both students and parents. A special thanks to Ms. Huffman. Teacher quality 4; principal leadership 4; parent involvement 2
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

Gardner Math, Science, and Technology Magnet School is an excellent eduational opportunity for students. I LOVE the magnet themes and the outstanding opportunities offered to the students. It never ceases to amaze me to think of ALL the opportunities for learning the students have with an outstanding math, science, and technology department. It is a thrill to work here with the faculty and staff, but most importantly the students and their very supportive parents. It is only together that the highest levels of learning and growth can be achieved and we are very lucky here to have staff, students, and parents who are willing to work hard and make the MOST of the opportunities offered them here at Gardner! Thank you to the OUTSTANDING students and parents who make our jobs so VERY rewarding!
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Posted August 16, 2008

My son has attended Gardner since kindergarten and has loved every teacher he's had! Especially his second grade teacher Mrs. Speed! He was going thru his year book the other day and saw her picture. Then he said she was the best teacher in the whole world>
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Posted January 7, 2008

My son is currently in Mrs. Bishop's Kindergarten class and I am so impressed with how much he has learned. I was always convinced the DODDS schools were the best in the country (thats the school system that is set in place for the military children) that is until my son came to visit me here in Germany. I couldn't believe how much he knew. I talked to a few of the other parents to see what their children had learned and honestly it is nowhere compared to what my son has learned at Gardner. I want to thank Mrs. Bishop for giving my son an amazing start with his education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

Well, I LOVE this school.. It is definitely the best one around..The teachers genuinely care for their students.. My son attends kindergarten there and has a wonderful teacher.. He has ADHD, but she understands and is very very patient with him.. He has learned so much from her already and it's a shame that he couldn't have her for all his grade levels... What's his teachers name?? :) Mrs. O'Neal
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Posted August 26, 2004

I am a grandmother of a 4 and 5 grader at Gardner. I feel that is is one of the best school in the area. The office staff is above avage and the teachers are great. I am so glad that Hot Springs school dist has the Magnet program for the young children of Hot Springs, AR.
—Submitted by a parent


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Grade level

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 64%
Black 29% 21%
Hispanic 16% 10%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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525 Hammond Dr
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: (501) 620-7822

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