Baxter County Public Schools

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There are 10 public schools in Baxter County, Arkansas, serving 5,183 students.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas state average of 36%.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the state average of 13:1.

Baxter County

  • School Location Students Grades
  • CotterAmanda Gist Elementary School
    152 Lucille St
    CotterAR72626
    (870)435-6655
    396 students | Gr. PK-6
  • NorforkArrie Goforth Elementary School
    161 Mildred Simpson Dr
    NorforkAR72658
    (870)499-7192
    246 students | Gr. KG-6
  • CotterCotter High School
    198 Mabel St
    CotterAR72626
    (870)435-6323
    279 students | Gr. 7-12
  • Mountain HomeHackler Intermediate School
    965 West Rd
    Mountain HomeAR72653
    (870)425-1288
    918 students | Gr. 3-5
  • Mountain Home
    Mountain Home Junior High School
    2301 Rodeo Dr
    Mountain HomeAR72653
    (870)425-1231
    336 students | Gr. 8
  • Mountain Home
    Mountain Home Kindergarten
    1310 Post Oak Rd
    Mountain HomeAR72653
    (870)425-1256
    337 students | Gr. PK-KG
  • Mountain Home
    Mtn Home High Career Academics
    Charter School
    500 Bomber Blvd
    Mountain HomeAR72653
    (870)425-1215
    Charter School
    1210 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Mountain Home
    Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School
    618 North College St
    Mountain HomeAR72653
    (870)425-1241
    641 students | Gr. 1-2
  • NorforkNorfork High School
    136 Mildred Simpson Dr
    NorforkAR72658
    (870)499-7191
    201 students | Gr. 7-12
  • Mountain HomePinkston Middle School
    1301 South College St
    Mountain HomeAR72653
    (870)425-1236
    619 students | Gr. 6-7

County Statistics

About Baxter County County Statistics (AR) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 40,584 people 2,845,378 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 15% 14%
Median Household Income $30,542 $34,657
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School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Did You Know?
Baxter County, AR public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.11, which is lower than the Arkansas average of 0.53. The most diverse school district in Baxter County is Mountain Home School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arkansas or in the USA.