|Malvern High School|
501 E Highland Ave
|School type||Public, comprehensive high school|
|Motto||"It's here for the taking."|
|School district||Malvern School District|
|Teaching staff||54.01 (FTE) (2016-17)|
|Student to teacher ratio||9.72∶1 (2016-17)|
|Education system||ADE Smart Core|
|Classes offered||Regular (Core), Career Focus, Advanced Placement (AP)|
|Hours in school day||8:00 - 3:30|
|Slogan||"Passion. Pride. Excellence."|
|Fight song||"On Wisconsin!"|
|Athletics conference||4A Region 7|
|Sports||Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Tennis, Track, Soccer|
|Rivals||Arkadelphia, Nashville, Glen Rose|
|Communities served||Malvern, Midway, Donaldson, Leola, Rockport, Perla, Carthage|
|Feeder schools||Malvern Middle School|
|Affiliation||Arkansas Activities Association|
|Last updated: February 26, 2019|
Malvern High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Malvern, Arkansas. It is the largest of five public high schools in Hot Spring County and the only high school administered by the Malvern School District.
Malvern has won multiple state titles in academic Quiz Bowl competitions and offers nine sports that have won seven state championships.
The assumed course of study is the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education. Students may engage in regular and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams prior to graduation. Malvern High School is accredited by ADE.
AP course offerings include:
- Art History
- Calculus AB
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- Spanish Language and Composition
- United States History
- World History
Students who meet minimum college entrance requirements are allowed the opportunity to take up to 13 hours of college coursework through a partnership with local community college, College of the Ouachitas, at no charge to students.
Malvern High School offers the following career education programs approved by the Arkansas Department of Career Education:
- Agricultural Business and Marketing
- Army JROTC
- Audio Visual Technology and Film
- Automotive Repair
- Criminal Justice
- Education and Training
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Medical Professions
- Natural and Environmental Resources
- Travel and Tourism
The Malvern High School mascot and athletic emblem is the Leopard with orange and black serving as the school colors.
The Malvern Leopards compete in interscholastic activities within the 4A Classification administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Leopards play within the 4A Region 7 Conference. The Leopards participate in football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track, and soccer.
- Basketball: The Leopards basketball team won consecutive state basketball championships in 1989 and 1990. The Lady Leopards captured their first state basketball title in 2013 and their second in 2014.
- Baseball: The Malvern baseball squads have been one of the state's most successful with 26 state tournament appearances, and nine semifinal appearances.
- Football: The Malvern football team won the Class AAA State Championship in 1993.
- Track and field: The girls track teams won consecutive state track and field championships in 1983 and 1984.
Clubs and traditions
Students may also engage in a variety of clubs and organizations including:
- National Beta Club
- National Honor Society
- Quiz Bowl
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Student Council
- Spanish Club
- Fishing Club
- Science Club
The following are notable people associated with Malvern High School. If the person was a Malvern High School student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included:
- Frank Bonner, actor (best known as Herb Tarlek on WKRP in Cincinnati) and director
- Isaac Davis, American football coach and former NFL player
- Madre Hill, former NFL player and collegiate star for University of Arkansas
- Tony Ollison, Arena football player
- William N. Small, United States Navy Admiral
- Billy Bob Thornton, actor, screenwriter, director, and musician
- Keith Traylor, retired NFL player
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