Smith-cotton High School

  • Smith-cotton High School serves 1,449 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥95% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 63%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Smith-cotton High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29%.

Top Placements

Smith-cotton High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

  • Smith-cotton High School's student population of 1,449 students has grown by 40% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 88 teachers has grown by 35% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,449 students
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Total Classroom Teachers88 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Smith-cotton High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,076 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Smith-cotton High School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank (15-16)#613 out of 2076 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
17%
6%
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Black
5%
16%
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White
74%
71%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.420.47
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Graduation Rate
96%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSedalia 200 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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I Graduated in 1966 This was a very good school as they go. Plenty to learn good location and subject matter, music, art, sports, and places of academia present throughout year.
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