PROFICIENCY 40% 43% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages

Amanda Gist Elementary School is a school servicing grades PK to 6 and is located in the district of "COTTER SCHOOL DISTRICT" in Cotter, AR. There are a total of 425 students and 30 teachers at Amanda Gist Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 262 free lunch students and 51 reduced lunch students.

Amanda Gist Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 40.0%, which is 43% higher than the Arkansas average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch262
Reduced lunch51


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Amanda Gist Elementary School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Amanda Gist Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 97.4% 97.1% 64.2% 51.1%
African American 0.5% 0.6% 19.7% 15.9%
Asian 0.5% 0.3% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 1.0% 1.2% 11.3% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.6% 0.6% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.0% 1.9% 3.1%

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Cotter High School40%0.0Cotter, AR
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Flippin Elementary School27%4.3Flippin, AR
Flippin High School35%4.5Flippin, AR
Mountain Home Jr. High School40%7.5Mountain Home, AR
Hackler Intermediate School27%7.7Mountain Home, AR
Mtn Home High Career Academyemics38%7.8Mountain Home, AR
Pinkston Middle School35%8.5Mountain Home, AR
Yellville-summit High School20%9.8Yellville, AR
Yellville-summit Elementary. School27%9.8Yellville, AR
Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary0%9.1Mountain Home, AR

Cotter demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)4135591
Median age44.437.737.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%58%55%
Speak English98%93%79%
Speak Spanish1%5%13%

Education level achieved in Cotter

Completed 8th grade86.4%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school84.9%79.0%83.0%
Completed some college53.9%50.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.9%27.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.1%21.5%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%7.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%0.9%1.3%
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Source: The Amanda Gist Elementary School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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