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525 Hammond Lane
Hot Springs, AR 71913-4035
p. 501-620-7822

Gardner Magnet School
in Hot Springs, AR

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Hot Springs School District
State Agency:
Arkansas Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredKindergarten – 5th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs32.0
Surrounding communityCity, Small Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population less than 100,000.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Hot Springs, AR 71913-4035
Total Population37,091 (27,993 urban / 9,098 rural)
Households16,714 (2.21 people per house)
Median Household Income$32,129
Families10,836 (2.73 people per family)
Pop. — African American2,093
Pop. — Asian253
Pop. — Pacific Islander20
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native547
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)34,371
Pop. — Other382

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 405 73%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 43 8%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 448 81%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     14%
English Language Learners     6%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A73%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A71%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A66%
White Non-HispanicN/A70%
All Students<62%74%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 169 88.47%
GED Recipients     9.88%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Gardner Magnet School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic203>36%22%
Asian / Pacific Islander16>2%1%
American Indian / Alaskan Native3N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic285<51%67%
Kindergarten 33 7 6 57 103
1st Grade 32 12 4 43 91
2nd Grade 33 9 1 1 53 97
3rd Grade 44 8 4 1 53 110
4th Grade 29 4 1 40 74
5th Grade 32 5 1 39 77
Total 203 45 16 3 285 552

Hot Springs School District – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Gardner Magnet School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides66.0>23%21%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors5.0<2%2%
Library / Media Specialist7.0<2%3%
Library / Media Support1.0<0%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)5.0<2%2%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)5.0<2%2%
Guidance Staff Total10.0<3%4%
District Admins6.0>2%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt22.0>8%6%
School Admins12.0<4%5%
School Admin/Sppt28.0>10%6%
Other Support97.0<33%39%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Hot Springs School District Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools$5,000<$1$69
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$27,098,000>$7,367$4,552
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $1,537
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $1,537
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$26,450,000>$7,191$4,908
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $11
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year  $38
 Sinking Fund  $100
 Bond Fund$12,183,000>$3,312$1,134
 Other Funds$7,176,000<$1,951$1,969
Total Revenues$40,427,000>$10,991$9,056
Total Expenses$42,892,000>$11,661$9,225

Hot Springs School District Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$8,823,000$4,040,896
Special Education Programs$1,474,000$620,444
Vocational Education Programs$455,000$329,733
Other Education Programs$2,050,000$534,955
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$14,708,000$3,681,000$5,868,511$1,521,806
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$2,642,000$607,000$589,127$139,135
 General Administration$592,000$219,000$209,547$59,808
 School Administration$1,381,000$325,000$617,555$153,698
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,228,000$288,000$456,103$126,565
 Student Transportation$513,000$122,000$283,359$73,876
 Business / Central / Other$531,000$136,000$186,220$54,279
Food Services$741,000$189,000$301,879$87,198

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Hot Springs School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$4,004,078>$1,088$484
  General Administration$1,183,584>$321$268
  School Administration$1,794,572>$487$429
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$3,942,417>$1,071$819
  Student Transportation$884,616<$240$312
  Business / Central / Other$1,397,162>$379$165
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$1,702,000>$462$436
  Enterprise Operations  $43
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$399,000>$108$39
 Adult Education  $130
 Other  $16
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$563,000<$153$357
 Instructional Equipment$163,000<$44$55
 Other Equipment$460,000<$125$140
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's$5,000<$1$20
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$48,000<$13$44
Debt Interest$1,217,000>$330$193

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Hot Springs School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$2,263,000>$615$273
  Children with Disabilities Idea$864,000>$234$205
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality  $17
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$35,000>$9$8
  Title V, Part A$7,000<$1$2
  Vocational and Tech Education$110,000>$29$18
  Bilingual Education$45,000<$12$15
  Child Nutrition Act$1,347,000>$366$282
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $107
  Indian Education  $35
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$11,848,000<$3,221$4,366
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs$3,773,000>$1,025$436
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$457,000<$124$142
 Bilingual Education Programs$38,000>$10$8
 Gifted and Talented Programs  $1
 Vocational Education Programs$16,000<$4$36
 School Lunch Programs$14,000<$3$6
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$88,000<$23$87
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$108,000<$29$330
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits$367,000>$99$77
  Not Employee Benefits$596,000>$162$127
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$3,993,000>$1,085$552
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes  $23
 From Other School Systems  $44
 From Cities and Counties$21,000<$5$21
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$56,000<$15$40
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $2
 School Lunch$257,000<$69$117
 Textbook Sales and Rentals  $2
 District Activity Receipts$337,000<$91$189
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $16
 Interest Earnings$1,054,000>$286$116

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