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Contact the district POC immediately upon close contact and/or having a COVID test. If tested for COVID, students must remain at home until negative results can be provided. Bismarck does not accept home COVID test results. POC phone - (501)617-3464. THE POC PHONE DOES NOT ACCEPT TEXT MESSAGES. During school breaks please use the POC email -

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Tuesday September 21st @ 5:00pm

COVID-19 Point of Contact 501-617-3464

Kimberly Turner is the Bismarck School District COVID-19 Point of Contact. Please call her at 501-617-3464 anytime between 7:00am - 8:00pm 7 days a week with any reports of COVID-19 positive results or contact with a positive result. Email during school breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, Fall & Winter Breaks) *The POC phone does NOT accept text messages.

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Bismarck Elementary is selected as 2019 National ESEA Distinguished School


BES Distinguished Schools Award

"We focus on creating personal and academic success for each child, because we recognize that we are not only creating learners, but our future leaders."

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Bismarck School District

On behalf of the Board of Education, faculty, and staff, we invite you to visit us and discover the many advantages offered by our district.  We provide the opportunities of a large school within a smaller school environment.  Our students have access to some of the best educators and programs in Arkansas.  We focus on creating personal and academic success for each child, because we recognize that we are not only creating learners, but our future leaders.  Our accomplishments are significant, and they did not happen by chance.  They are the result of dedicated individuals who care deeply about the well-being of each and every individual and who are committed to excellence.  Our district is an extension of our wonderful community.  Through our work as a collaborative community, our students will develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve at a high level.
Susan K. Kissire

Bismarck School District is committed to ALL students’ success through:

  • Student-centered learning
  • 21st century knowledge and skills
  • High expectations
  • A collaborative team approach
  • Strong, positive relationships with parents & community

Bismarck Public School serves almost 1000 students in three (K-12) schools in Bismarck, Arkansas.  We are centrally located between Arkadelphia (12 miles) and Hot Springs (15 miles). The District's vision, mission, and principles guide its curriculum and extra-curricular activities.


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Kids with cellphones

  Each year, more parents send their young child to elementary school equipped with a smartphone. For instance, the percentage of third-graders who reported having their own cellphone more than . . .

Posted Date: 06/17/2021

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Bismarck School District
11636 Hwy 84
Bismarck, Arkansas 71929

District Office Hours

 Monday – Friday

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(501) 865-4888


Phone: 501-865-4888


Bismarck School District Point of Contact (POC):

Kimberly Turner

Phone: (501)617-3464

Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

After hours and school breaks:

*POC Phone does NOT accept text messages

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