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For the 2021 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 5,068 students in Baxter County, AR. Baxter County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
The top ranked public schools in Baxter County, AR are Arrie Goforth Elementary School, Amanda Gist Elementary School and Norfork High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Baxter County, AR public schools have an average math proficiency score of 55% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 44% statewide average). Schools in Baxter County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Arkansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public school average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Baxter County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Arrie Goforth Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    161 Mildred Simpson Dr
    Norfork, AR 72658
    (870) 499-7192

    Grades: K-6 | 208 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Amanda Gist Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    152 Lucille St
    Cotter, AR 72626
    (870) 435-6655

    Grades: PK-6 | 437 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Norfork High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    136 Mildred Simpson Dr
    Norfork, AR 72658
    (870) 499-7191

    Grades: 7-12 | 224 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Mountain Home Junior High School Math: 55% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2301 Rodeo Dr
    Mountain Home, AR 72653
    (870) 425-1231

    Grades: 8 | 296 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Pinkston Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1301 S College St
    Mountain Home, AR 72653
    (870) 425-1236

    Grades: 6-7 | 636 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Hackler Intermediate School Math: 60% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    965 West Rd
    Mountain Home, AR 72653
    (870) 425-1288

    Grades: 3-5 | 893 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Mtn Home High Career Academics Charter School
    Math: 37% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    500 Bomber Blvd
    Mountain Home, AR 72653
    (870) 425-1215

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,244 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Cotter High School Math: 37% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    198 Melba Ave
    Cotter, AR 72626
    (870) 435-6171

    Grades: 7-12 | 299 students
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.1310 Post Oak Rd
    Mountain Home, AR 72653
    (870) 425-1256

    Grades: PK-K | 270 students
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.618 N College St
    Mountain Home, AR 72653
    (870) 425-1251

    Grades: 1-2 | 561 students
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