ACT Aspire Becomes the New State Grades 3-10 Assessment; District Announces Testing Dates.
Activities abound to Celebrate 100 Days of Learning!
A note from Mrs. Echols, Principal
"The Great Kindness Challenge at Langston"
HSSD Jones Building To Once Again Become A Place For Learning!
ADE Announces the Appointment of Superintent Hernandez to the Federal Communications Commission's USAC Board of Directors

HSSD Embraces Social Media

Social media has revolutionized the educational landscape.  As the use of electronic communication channels, such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Instagram, and You Tube become more common place among children and adolescents daily activities,... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Arts Programs Highlighted.

The Hot Springs School District's Fine Arts programs were highlighted during the various campus holiday performances.  Each program featured the many talents of HSSD students through the visual and performing arts, all of which played out to an... READ MORE [+]

Trojan '15 Football Season In the Books!

The HSHS Trojans closed out the 2015 season on November 6 defeating crosstown 5A South rival Lakeside by a score of 17-15 at Joe C. Reese Memorial Stadium. READ MORE [+]

Ozark Water Project

Langston Magnet is proud to partner with Ozark Water Project to help bring clean water to those in need in Haiti, Uganda, and Kenya.  All we need you do do is clean out your closet of any shoes you no longer need. Send them to Langston either tied... READ MORE [+]

Three HSSD Schools Receive "A" Rankings!

Three elementary schools in the Hot Springs School District were recently recognized and awarded banners at the Arkansas Public School Resource Center's Fall conference. Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet, Langston Aerospace and Environmental... READ MORE [+]

School Messenger Text Opt-In Day

Hot Springs School District will be turning on the ability to send out SMS text alerts and messages on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 30th. READ MORE [+]

New Immunization Requirements 2015-16

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANSThe new Immunization Requirements for the 2015-16 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 Serving After School Program Meal!

The Hot Springs School District is serving a meal during the after school program at Langston Aerospace and Environmental Studies Magnet School located at 120 Chestnut Street.  The free meal is available five days a week, Monday thru Friday... READ MORE [+]

College Shirt Days


Students Return to begin 2015-16 Year

Hot Springs School District students returned Monday, August 17 to begin the 2015-16 year.  All campuses were hustling and bustling as cars and buses arrived filled with excited students for a full day of renewing and... READ MORE [+]

HSSD 2015 Open House Sees Capacity Crowd

The Hot Springs School District hosted its annual Back to School Open House on August 13, 2015.  Each campus witnessed large numbers, as students and parents eagerly arrived to meet classroom teachers and other school... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Initiates "One District, One Book".

The Hot Springs School District in conjunction with the School Superintendents Association (AASA) will be actively participating in a school solution program entitled One District, One Book for the upcoming year.  The idea behind the program is to... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Staff Members Ready For 2015-2016.

Hot Springs School District employees filled the High School Mackey Theater on August 11 in a spirited event to welcome new and returning members to the Trojan family and nation.  Marking the first of three professional development days, the event... READ MORE [+]

Bus Safety Urged as Students Return!

Hot Springs School District is pleased to join other districts across the state and the Arkansas Department of Education for this year's school bus safety campaign.  The three week event begins Monday, August 10 with the purpose of reminding drivers... READ MORE [+]

Summer Food Service Program

Hot Springs School District is pleased to be sponsoring The “Summer Food Service Program”.  Breakfast and Lunch will be served at no cost to anyone 18 years old and under beginning June 1, 2015.  (Except on July 3 No meals will be served) Meals... READ MORE [+]

Registration 2015-2016

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR   Pre-K Students - Gardner, Oaklawn and Langston (4 year olds) in a partnership with Dawson Education Cooperative ABCSS (Arkansas Better Chance for School Success) Must be 4 years of age... READ MORE [+]

"Stuff the Bus": An Annual Event!

The United Way of Garland County and Wal-Mart partnered with the local school districts for the fourth annual  "Stuff the Bus" campaign. READ MORE [+]

Engaging Students Through the Arts!

The Hot Springs School District partnered with Arkansas Learning Through the Arts recently to provide a four week program to increase student engagement through arts integration.  Utilizing teaching artists, students were exposed to a hands-on... 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 [+]

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 [+]

2014 HSSD Distinquished Educator Awards

The Hot Springs School District's individual campus nominees for the 2015 Teacher of the Year were recognized at the annual Awards and Recognition Breakfast held May 29 at Hot Springs High School.  Don Gooch, Community Bank President of Arvest Bank... READ MORE [+]

HSSD Honors its Retirees!

The Hot Springs School District faculty and staff concluded the 2014-2015 year with its annual Awards and Recognition Breakfast on Friday, May 29.  The event honored the staff members employed for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years, as well as the... 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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

FREE Community Meals

Anyone 18 years or younger may receive a hot meal for free at Langston Magnet School and Hot Springs Middle School from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm until the end of the school year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Langston Aerospace and... READ MORE [+]

International Fair

Langston hosted the 6th Annual International Fair on April 11 for 1st-4th grade students. Presenters represented the following countries/areas of the world. Philippines, Arkansas, Mexico, South Africa, Europe, Chicago, Africa, Guatemala, Japan and... READ MORE [+]

Langston Loves Reading

Three for Me Langston Loves Reading is a volunteer project which involves various organizations and individuals from the community in partnering with Langston to read to students monthly.  The purpose of the program is to encourage good reading... 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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]


The Mission of Langston Magnet School is to assure that all students have the essential skills to compete in a global society, value and respect diversity, and posses the ethical standards of integrity.



School Directory
Type: Regular School
County: Garland County
Grade Span:
Magnet: Yes
Total Students: 424
Classroom Teachers (FTE): 23
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20.1
Title I School: Yes
Title I School-Wide Program: Yes

Enrollment by Grade:

  • Pre-k
  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity:

  • American Indian / Alaskan
  • Asian / Pacific Islander *
  • Black
  • Hispanic
  • White
  • Two or More Races
* combined Asian and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander categories

Enrollment by Gender:

  • Male
  • Female


  • [ † ] indicates that the data are not applicable. For example, the enrollment and staff characteristics for schools that opened in the 2011-2012 school year will not be available until the full 2011-2012 file is released.
  • [ – ] indicates that the data are missing.
  • The directory information on school name, address, and phone number are preliminary data from initial submissions of school level data for 2011-2012.
Data provided on student membership and staffing are from the official school level data for 2010-2011.


Administrative Leadership

  Taryn Echols Building Principal
  Utana Newborn Assistant Principal

Contact Us

  Phone Number: 501-620-7821
  Fax number: 501-620-7836
  Address: 120 Chestnut
    Hot Springs, AR 71901
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  • High Expectations for ALL
  • Create a community of life-long learners
  • Recognize good attributes rather than focusing on the negative
  • Respect and promote differences and diversity
  • ATTITUDE is everything
  • Be committed to the job at hand
  • Everyone deserves love, acceptance, fairness and consistency
  • Goals must be age and developmentally appropriate for success
  • Your best self is the most valuable thing you can give
  • Students must take ownership of their behavior and learning

Intensive Support System

  • Coordinated School Health
  • Homeless Liaison
  • School Resource Officers

Taryn Echols
Assistant Principal
Utana Newborn
Instructional Facilitator/Parent Involvement
Bernice Lowrey
Langston Aerospace and Environmental Magnet
Ph: 501-620-7821

Langston Aerospace and Environmental Magnet

120 Chestnut St
Hot SpringsArkansas 71901
Event Date
Superintendent-Parent Breakfast Council Sat, Feb 6, 2016 - 9:00 am
Career Day Committee Meeting Thu, Feb 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm
President's Day - NO SCHOOL Mon, Feb 15, 2016
Book Fair
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 - 8:00 am to Fri, Feb 19, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Parent Teacher Conferences Tue, Feb 16, 2016 -
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
School Board Meeting
Repeats every month on the third Tuesday 13 times except Tue Sep 15 2015. Also includes Mon Aug 10 2015, Tue Sep 22 2015, Thu Oct 15 2015, Wed Feb 03 2016.
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Parent Teacher Conferences Thu, Feb 18, 2016 -
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
College Awareness Day
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, August, September, October on the last Tuesday until Fri May 20 2016.
Tue, Feb 23, 2016
End of 3rd Quarter Fri, Mar 11, 2016
4th Quarter Begins Mon, Mar 14, 2016
School Board Meeting Tue, Mar 15, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Report Cards to Parents Thu, Mar 17, 2016
Professional Development - No School Fri, Mar 18, 2016
Spring Break
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 to Fri, Mar 25, 2016
College Awareness Day Tue, Mar 29, 2016
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February at Langston February 1, 2016
January at Langston January 6, 2016
December at Langston December 1, 2015
November at Langston November 2, 2015
October at Langston 2015 October 1, 2015