Welcome to the Hughes School District website! On behalf of the School Board, administration, and staff, we invite you to visit our school district and discover the many things that our school has to offer. One of the many benefits of Hughes School District is that it is a small district that provides the same opportunities for our students that large school districts do. We serve a regional population, blending small-town values with the advantages of the Memphis metro area. In partnership with our community, the mission of the district is to educate individuals in an environment of trust and respect, so that our students become self-directed, responsible, life-long learners.
The District consists of Mildred Jackson Elementary and Hughes High School, located in Hughes, Arkansas. Both schools share the same campus which allows for vertical collaboration amongst teachers. Currently, there are 352 students attending Hughes School District. The district has 60 staff members including 35 certified teachers.
The schools offer a wide variety of program options for our students. Many high school students take college, advanced placement, and distance learning courses. Last year’s students scored high on the end of course exams, and test scores have been on the rise over the last five years. Common core standards are fully implemented in our school, and teachers work in partnership with students to ensure that learning objectives are met and exceeded. In order to graduate, students must meet the requirements of Arkansas’ smart core curriculum. Students participate in the Renaissance Learning program in the computer labs to practice their literacy and math skills, and classes have access to brand new technology such as Ipad 2s, NEOs, and Laptops for learning. Literacy and math skills are also practiced at after school and Saturday tutoring. In the 2014-2015 school year, AVID, career and college readiness classes will begin.
Athletics are also a big part of the school culture. The school district is proud of our junior and senior boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, our cheerleading team, and our track teams. There are elementary basketball programs available for our younger students as well.
We hope you enjoy exploring Hughes School District Website.
Hughes School District was placed in probationary status for the 2014-2015 school years with the Arkansas Department of Education. The violations are as follows: failure to provide a certified vocal and instrumental music teacher for elementary and high school the entire 2013-2014 school years; failure to provide a certified agriculture teacher the full year; failure to offer three vocational programs of study, and failing to offer the required 38 units.
The district failed to offer the three programs of study the first semester. However, the students attended the Career Education program in the spring, thus the violation was corrected. The final violation was due to a coding error that did not reflect offering physical education as one of the required 38 units. The majority of these violations were addressed before the 2013-2014 school year ended, even during the time that we were being monitored by the State Department of Education.
All violations have currently been addressed. The district has hired a certified K-12 vocal and instrumental music teacher. Several students have enrolled, and will attend, the Career Education Center at EACC in the fall of 2014. The district has hired a high school agriculture teacher, and all coding errors have been addressed.