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Cutter-Morning Star Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 331 students

 

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Posted June 18, 2012

I have 2 kids that graduated from CMS. One has recently graduated from Ouachita Baptist University. Some have said that CMS does not prepare you for college but she is proof that if you want to learn it then CMS will teach it. My son played on a State Qualifying Basketball team and State Qualifying Golf Team. This District is going through some major changes in administration and faculty. You will be hearing AWESOME things coming from the DISTRICT so get your child on board. You will not regret this move to a smaller, friendlier community. WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL and LOVE THOSE EAGLES!!!


Posted July 10, 2008

I have 3 children that attend CMS by school choice. They are in 8th grade, 6th grade and 2nd grade. In about 2 years my 4th child will attend kindergarten there. We all love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2004

I attended Cutter for 13 years myself. My child now attends Cutter in Kindergarten. I made it a point to remain in Cutter district when I married to assure my child would attend here also. There is no other school I would rather have him at. There are smaller classes and the children are able to get more one on one. The teachers, principals, and all staff are absolutely amazing. There is a genuine love and admiration for the kids. There is always someone there to help your child in any way, and always someone to answer any questions you might have. I'm very thankful my child will be able to experience all that I did. The staff at Cutter makes that possible. My deepest appreciation to them all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

I have 3 children at Cutter Morning Star School. They are in the 8th, 5th, and Kindergarten grades, and they have attended from Kindergarten up to present. Overall, I believe that the closeness of this school and it's faculty and parent participation make this a great little school. Prinicipals and teachers know most of the children and parents names whether they've had those children in their classes or not. My only complaint is that with this being a small school it doesn't attract a lot of high quality teachers. Although the teachers care about their children and try to help them I feel that the children's overall test scores reflect that there is room for improvement. With that being said the school has grown quite a bit in the past few years. The school has added many new teachers, and the area is still growing. A new bypass is being built a short distance from the school, and I believe it will help our school to grow. We don't have a champion football team or basketball team to draw the students in, but what we do have is closeness. Drugs are not rampant like they are in bigger schools. Overall, I give this school a 4.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 73% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 65%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Black 4% 21%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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