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Park Magnet School

Public | K-4 | 299 students

 
 

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Posted July 29, 2011

Park is an incredible school. Learning is project based so students must put to use what they have learned. Park is a very world aware learning environment. Your child will learn about the world, while learning the three R's. We LOVED having our kid there! Park expects parents to be involved. The PTA can be a bit pushy, but they do work very hard to make sure the kids and teachers get what they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

The Park Elementary Magnet School for International Baccalaureate Studies is highly rated for its indoctrinations of the students into the international socialist systems. They teach the children well that only the central government can provide.


Posted October 3, 2009

It is a wonderful school. Academics come first, The teachers are so kind and patient, yet strict with the children. I could not say enough good things about the staff and the principle.


Posted November 15, 2007

I have three children at Park and I cannot begin to describe how wonderful our experience has been. I can say without a doubt that Park is the best elementary education, public or private, in the state of Arkansas. The faculty and staff go above and beyond to assist students and families, and are never too busy to talk to you about your child. Unfortunately, we have to move next month and I can't begin to find a school that can compete. We will miss this school more than you could ever imagine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

We have been more than pleased with the academic programs at Park. The teachers are excellent. The programs excel above the other schools in our areas and the parent involvement is unusually high. Not to mention, our kids love it there too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

I MISS THIS SCHOOL TERRIBLY! You never know how good you have it until you have to go somewhere else. Due to job transfer we had to leave the area, and I am spoiled. No one else even begins to compare to the teacher, principle, activites, everything. I had children in this school for a total of four years and morn that I am not still there. My children received an amazing education that pushed them to excel better than my private school education. The school offers destination imagination, and honestly they are becoming one of the biggest threats to other schools statewide. I cannot say enough about the quality education your children will get from these educators. All others should take lessons from them. Notes wouldn't be enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

Park is an absolutely fabulous school - it is a public school with a private school atmosphere. The kids all know each other and the parents and the teachers know all the kids in the school - not just the ones in their class. The test scores speak for themselves, but what is most impressive is the teachers. They care about each student, academically and as a person. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

What a wonderful school! The teachers and staff are fantastic ~ truly caring and motivating. We have 2 children currently enrolled and will continue at Park and the Hot Springs School District. Check it out for yourself, you'll be impressed also.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%
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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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
101%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
101%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
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 70% 64%
Black 12% 21%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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617 Main St
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 623-5661

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