Cutter–Morning Star High School

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Cutter–Morning Star High School
2801 Spring Street
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
United States
Coordinates 34°30′15″N 92°59′24″W / 34.50417°N 92.99000°W / 34.50417; -92.99000Coordinates: 34°30′15″N 92°59′24″W / 34.50417°N 92.99000°W / 34.50417; -92.99000
Type Public secondary
School district Cutter–Morning Star School District
NCES District ID 0504860[1]
CEEB code 041143
NCES School ID 050486000210[2]
Faculty 30.14 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 7–12
Enrollment 316[2] (2010–11)
Student to teacher ratio 10.48[2]
Campus type Town; remote[2]
Color(s)      Red
Athletics conference 3A Region 6 (Football)
3A Region 8 (Basketball)
Sports Football, Golf, Cheer, Dance, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Track
Mascot Eagle
Team name Cutter–Morning Star Eagles
Yearbook The Eagle
Affiliations Arkansas Activities Association

Cutter–Morning Star High School is a comprehensive public secondary school located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States. Cutter–Morning Star serves more than 300 students in grades 7 through 12. Cutter–Morning Star is one of eight public high schools in Garland County and is the sole high school administered by the Cutter–Morning Star School District. The Cutter–Morning Star has won two national Quiz Bowl championships and its sports teams have won 18 state championships.


The assumed course of study for students is to complete the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), which requires students complete at least 22 units for graduation. Course offerings include regular (core and career focus) and Advanced Placement classes and exams with opportunities for college credit via AP exam. The school is accredited by the ADE.

In 2003 and 2004, Cutter–Morning Star High School Quiz Bowl teams won consecutive NAQT National High School Championship tournaments in the Small School division.

Cutter–Morning Star is one of twenty high schools to be recognized with the 2012 College Readiness Award by the Arkansas ACT Council in recognition of improving the participation rate of students taking the ACT college readiness exam.[3]

Fine Arts[edit]

Students may participate in various musical and performing arts including: band (e.g., concert band, jazz band), choir (e.g., a cappella, barbershop quartet, beautyshop quartet) and theater (e.g., competitive speech, drama, stagecraft). Students may participate in Art Club.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Cutter–Morning Star High School mascot is the Eagle with the school colors of red and black.


For the 2012–14 seasons, the Cutter–Morning Star Eagles participate in the 2A Region 5 conference as administered by the Arkansas Activities Association.[4] The Eagles compete in football, volleyball, golf (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), cheer, golf (boys/girls), baseball, and softball.[5]

Clubs and traditions[edit]

CMS students participate in a variety of leadership, business, affinity groups and career-centric pursuits ranging from membership, activities, events and conferences supported by Annual Staff, Future Educators Association (FEA), Art Club, Band, Newspaper, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Chess Club, Science Club, Fire Marshals, Spanish Club, Speech Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), and FFA.

Notable people[edit]

The following are notable people associated with Cutter–Morning Star High School. If the person was a Cutter–Morning Star High School student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included:


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Cutter-morning Star SCH. DIST.". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Cutter-morning Star High SCH.". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Arkansas High Schools Receive College Readiness Award". Arkansas Department of Education. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "2012-14 AAA Classifications and Conferences" (PDF). Arkansas Activities Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 19, 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "School Profile, Cutter Morning Star High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Alan Clark: Get to Know Me". Retrieved December 6, 2013. 

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