Smith Cotton Junior High School

312 East Broadway
Sedalia, MO 65301
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 1,094 students in grades 6-8, Smith Cotton Junior High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,094 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : Top 50% in MO
  • : 49% (Top 30%)
  • : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Smith Cotton Junior High School's student population of 1,094 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,094 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
78 teachers
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School Rankings

Smith Cotton Junior High School ranks within the top 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Smith Cotton Junior High School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MO)
#933 out of 2092 schools
(Top 50%)
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49%
37%
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37%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
19%
8%
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Black
4%
15%
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White
66%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
10%
5%
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0.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Smith Cotton Junior High School's ranking?
Smith Cotton Junior High School is ranked #933 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 37% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Smith Cotton Junior High School?
1,094 students attend Smith Cotton Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Smith Cotton Junior High School students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Smith Cotton Junior High School?
Smith Cotton Junior High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Smith Cotton Junior High School offer ?
Smith Cotton Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Smith Cotton Junior High School part of?
Smith Cotton Junior High School is part of Sedalia 200 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,094 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 49% (Top 30%)
  • : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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