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Henderson State University has partnered with Bismarck School District to create the Lion Reddie Scholarship! Students can earn a Lion Reddie Scholarship when they graduate with honors, a minimum cumulative GPS of 3.3, and successfully complete a minimum of 2 college level courses. This scholarship covers the gap in tuition and fees that is left after other sources of scholarship(s) and financial aid are applied to college costs. BSD is very excited about being able to work with HSU to provide this opportunity for our students!

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019,  HSU President Glen Jones, Director of Admissions Brandie Benton, and other HSU representatives presented the following students with the Lion Reddie Scholarship beginning with the Fall 2019 semester:  (top row from left to right) Brianna Sampson, Madelyn Burton, Emily Cole, (bottom row from left to right) Sydney Sundberg and Natalie Gray.  

Henderson State University announcing the Lion Reddie Scholarship      Mrs. Kissire speaking about the Lion Reddie Scholarship

Henderson State President             BHS Scholarship recipients


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April 16, 2019

Dear Parents, Families and Community Members:


Every year, each public school and district in Arkansas receives a Report Card.  Just as each student’s report card shows his/her progress in specific subjects, the School Report Card shows how our school is performing in different areas. This user-friendly information is available at

The goal of the Report Card is to provide transparent and accessible information to parents, families, and the community all in one place.  It provides a holistic way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, growth, graduation rate, teacher quality, school environment, and so much more.  The Report Card has been improved by the addition of more subgroups of students, such as students in foster care and students with parents on active military duty, to ensure that every student is considered in school planning efforts.

We know that the report card is just one of many ways you will engage with us at Bismarck School District, and we are grateful for your continued support.  We are proud that our report card shows all A’s on all three campuses for three years in a row.

Parents, families, and the community are all valuable partners in the success of our students. As you read the School Report Card, consider how our school is doing in each indicator and get a sense of where our school is strong and where our school could engage in specific efforts to improve so that each child is succeeding at the highest level. We, along with the Arkansas Department of Education, have high expectations for “leading the nation in student-focused education,” and we look forward to working together toward that vision each day.

If you have questions about the Report Card, please visit the My School Info website  to find more information, definitions of terms, videos which explain how the site works, and answers to frequently asked questions. If you would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to know more about the information in our school report card, please contact us at 501-865-4888.


Susan Kissire



Bismarck School District was recently recognized by Governor Asa Hutchinson at a press conference announcing the Arkansas School Recognition Program Awards.  Bismarck Schools were presented awards for being in the top 5-10% of public schools for achieving high student academic growth and/or high performance.  Click on the link below to read the full article published in the November 1st Malvern Daily Record.

elementary accepting award


middle accepting award

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"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."

Welcome to

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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Contact Information

Bismarck School District
11636 Hwy 84
Bismarck, Arkansas 71929

District Office Hours

 Monday - Friday

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p. m.

Phone: 501-865-4888

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