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We’re honored to be named an #ESEADistinguishedSchool for 2019! Congratulations to our students, teachers, staff, & parents for earning this recognition.

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Celebrating Success at Bismarck Elementary School

State Rankings from our State Assessment May 2019

Thank you teachers, students & parents. 

There are 487 Elementary Schools in the state.

READING 3rd Grade

TOP 5% of schools in the state

MATH 3rd Grade

TOP 3% of schools in the state

SCIENCE 3rd Grade

TOP 10% of schools in the state

ENGLISH 3rd Grade

TOP 5% of schools in the state

READING 4th Grade

TOP 10% of schools in the state

MATH 4th Grade

TOP 1% of schools in the state

SCIENCE 4th Grade

TOP 9% of schools in the state

ENGLISH 4th Grade

TOP 5% of schools in the state

Pre-K registration information


AMI Packet

(Alternative Method of Instruction)

In the event that school is canceled, due to an emergency or an exceptional circumstance like inclement weather, this packet will take the place of make-up days at the end of the year for up to three days.

Parents were given their child’s packets at Parent Teacher Conferences on October 25, 2018.

Please put this packet in a safe place, so it is not lost or damaged. The school will contact you in the event of school closing and let you know which AMI day to complete.

Inside this packet, you will find everything you need for your child to complete the assignments.

·      Instructions

·      Pencil

·      Lessons

Please keep each packet stapled together and return the complete packet to your child’s teacher, so your child will not be counted absent. If packet is not returned, then your child will be counted absent for those days.


Thank you,

Lana Hughes

Bismarck Elementary Principal


Contact Information

Bismarck School District
11636 Hwy 84
Bismarck, Arkansas 71929

District Office Hours

 Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Phone: 501-865-4888

BES Mission Statement

BES Mission Statement

Statement of Purpose

To provide a safe and engaging learning environment with challenging and high expectations. To enrich the social, physical, emotional and academic well-being of each student.

Statement of Strategy

Developmentally appropriate and engaging instruction that allows for individual difference in learning strategies.

Statement of Value

We believe that all children are capable of learning and through the achievement of the students the entire community benefits as well. 

Current Weather


Temperature: 59˚F

Current Condition: Partly Cloudy

Wind Speeds: 10.24mph

Chance of Precipitation: 0%

5-day Outlook

Temperature: 64/40
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 67/57
Rain in the evening and overnight.
Temperature: 71/40
Rain in the morning and afternoon.
Temperature: 60/41
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 59/35
Overcast throughout the day.


Commissioned School Security Officer Program (CSSO)

Although Bismarck School District has already implemented numerous additional safety features/procedures the past few years, they are happy to have full-time SRO Deputy Justin Baker. Surveys show that SRO’s increase feelings of safety among students, teachers, and administrators. They can also deter aggressive behavior, and empower staff to maintain order and address behavioral issues in a timely manner, diminish classroom time spent on discipline and behavioral disruptions, improve school safety, and improve relationships between law enforcement and youth.

Bismarck Schools will also have commissioned school security officers in addition to its one school resource officer beginning in 2020. No teachers will be armed, only a handful of non-instructional staff volunteered to train to become CSSO's. The decision to adopt the CSSO program was approved at a school board meeting back in May 2019.

The volunteers underwent 60 hours of intensive training with law enforcement. The school district says it wants CSSO's on and around campuses should there ever be a school threat or serious situation which warrants additional security in a timely manner. The CSSO’s will work in close correlation with HSC law enforcement and will undergo an additional 12+ hours of training each year in order to maintain their certification.

For safety reasons, how many CSSO's there will be, or who they are, will not be publicly shared. We believe having CSSO's at the schools serves as a preemptive measure to keep students safe. District officials feel that it is best practice that only non-instructional staff perform in this role to avoid that direct interaction with students.

Bismarck School District has also played an active role in the development of the Hot Spring County Conversations, Our Vision for the Future, county-wide plan, where representatives from throughout the county and district prioritized areas of importance. Public Safety and Law Enforcement was a priority area for the Bismarck community so BSD has taken a proactive approach for the school setting. We want to do our part to support our community and work toward an even greater Bismarck.

Elementary School Calendar

This Week's Events

Encore Information

Encore Schedules for Art, Library, Music, Physical Activity, and Technology will be at the following times:

Kindergarten – 11:30

First Grade – 12:30

Second Grade - 10:10

Third Grade - 2:20

Fourth Grade - 1:25

Please call the office for further information.


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