#1 Elementary School in AR and #1 in Garland County

Park Magnet School

617 Main St, Hot Springs, AR 71901

How Good is Park Magnet School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Park Magnet School is in Hot Springs, Arkansas and is a Garland County school. It has 273 students and 16 teachers and serves grades K-4.

When compared to other schools in Arkansas it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. Of elementary schools in the Garland County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Park Magnet School is ranked 1 for elementary schools.

The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is determined by comparing a number of inputs, such as student scores on Arkansas standardized tests. Park Magnet School performs significantly above average compared to other Arkansas elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: AR Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at numerous factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Park Magnet School performs above average compared to other Arkansas elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A-.

Students : Teacher
AR Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
AR Avg. 2%
New Teachers
AR Avg. 14%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety grade. For safety, Park Magnet School performs above average when compared to other elementary schools in Arkansas and earned the grade of A for this measure.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A


An overview of the student body of Park Magnet School is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
AR Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
AR Avg. 26%
Econ. Disadvantaged
AR Avg. 35%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 273
Minority Students 124
Diversity Index 48
Students with Disablities N/A
Economically Disadvantaged 26%
Limited English Proficiency 5%
Gifted Students N/A


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Academic Overperformance III - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than half a percent of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are elementary schools near Park Magnet School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for each of the nearby schools. For a larger list of Hot Springs schools, go to the Hot Springs, Arkansas schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Langston Magnet School B- C+ B B-
2 Hot Springs Intermediate School B- C+ A- C-
3 Oaklawn Magnet School C+ C+ B- D
4 Cutter-Morning Star Elementary School C+ C C A-
5 Gardner Magnet School B B+ B- D

Park Magnet School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Park Magnet School? 273 students.
  • Is Park Magnet School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Park Magnet School in? The school is located in Garland County.
  • How can I contact Park Magnet School? The school's number is (501) 623-5661. You can visit their website at http://www.hssd.net.
  • Where is Park Magnet School? 617 Main St, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Langston Magnet School
120 Chestnut St Hot Springs, AR 71901
Hot Springs Intermediate School
617 Main St Hot Springs, AR 71913
Oaklawn Magnet School
301 Oaklawn Blvd Hot Springs, AR 71913
Cutter-Morning Star Elementary School
2801 Spring St Hot Springs, AR 71901
Gardner Magnet School
525 Hammond Dr Hot Springs, AR 71913