Cotter High School (Arkansas)

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Cotter High School
198 Melba Ave
Cotter, Arkansas 72626
United States
Coordinates 36°16′44″N 92°31′16″W / 36.27889°N 92.52111°W / 36.27889; -92.52111Coordinates: 36°16′44″N 92°31′16″W / 36.27889°N 92.52111°W / 36.27889; -92.52111
School type Public Secondary
School district Cotter School District
Superintendent Don Sharp
CEEB code 040510
NCES School ID 050468000194[1]
Teaching staff 29[1]
Grades 7–12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 300 (2010-11[1])
Campus Rural; distant
School color(s)      blue
Athletics conference 2A 2 Conference
Mascot Warrior
Team name Cotter Warriors
Yearbook The Warrior

Cotter High School (CHS) is a comprehensive public junior-senior high school for students in grades 7 through 12 located in Cotter, Arkansas, United States. It is the sole high school of Cotter School District. The teacher-student ratio is approximately 10:1. Cotter High School serves the cities of Cotter and Gassville.


Established in 1936–38, the community received funding from the Works Progress Administration to build the high school and its gymnasium. The original facilities continued to be used by the district until a fire destroyed the high school in 1977. The current high school building was completed in 1980.

Old Cotter High School Gymnasium[edit]

The Old Cotter High School Gymnasium, located at 412 Powell Street, is a 1936–38 structure built by Works Progress Administration. The gymnasium served students in the district until the new high school and its gymnasium was completed in 1980. In 1995, the structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In recent years, the facility has served as the North Arkansas Youth Center.[3]

The Old Cotter High School Gym


The assumed course of study follows the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), which requires students to complete 22 units prior to graduation. Students complete regular and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams.


The Cotter High School mascot is the stylized as the Warriors and they call their mascot Ralph with blue and white serving as the school colors. For 2012-14, Cotter Warriors compete in the 2A 2 Conference administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Warriors compete in interscholastic activities including baseball, basketball (boys/girls), cheer, cross country (boys/girls), softball, track & field (boys/girls), and volleyball.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Cotter High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  3. ^ "Old Cotter High School Gymnasium, Cotter, Baxter County". Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 

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