2010 Tiger Pride Boulevard
Sedalia, MO 65301
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Smith-cotton High School serves 1,449 students in grades 9-12.
Smith-cotton High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Smith-cotton High School's student population of 1,449 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 88 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,449 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Smith-cotton High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Smith-cotton High School is 0.44, 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 Data
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State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#738 out of 2091 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
16%
7%
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Black
5%
16%
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White
73%
71%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.44
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Graduation Rate
94%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,449 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 20% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.44 (Top 30%)

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