Contact Information

Cotter High School

  • 870-435-6323


Amanda Gist Elementary

  • 870-435-6655


Central Office

  • 870-435-6171


Fax Number

  • 870-435-1300


After School Care/Bus Line

(3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. only)

  • 870-421-0122

We are currently accepting applications for Substitute Food Service Technicians.

Contact Marcia Ivens at 870-435-2793 for more information. 

We are currently accepting applications for substitute bus drivers. 

Apply online at 

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Attention Parents and Guardians!

You can now take advantage of our schools text messaging service!

Click here to find out more!

Parents/Guardians please click here for updated student drop-off procedures.

school busCotter AM Care

Cotter School now has a before school care program for parents needing to get to work early!

Parents may now drop off their children in the small gym located across from the cafeteria beginning at 6:30A.M.  The cost is only $2.00 per day.  Students are supervised and organized games are provided.

Take advantage of this great opportunity!  If you need more information, please contact the elementary office, 870-435-6655.

The Cotter School District is applying for a Safe Room for school district and community use.  We are working in conjunction with FEMA for assistance in funding.  Early estimations of the project indicate the safe room will be approximately 6,000 square feet and will sit adjacent to our cafeteria so that it may be utilized for additional seating for students during lunch time.

Free Meals picDid you know...during the 2018-2019 school year all students at Amanda Gist Elementary and Cotter High School are eligibile for breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE regardless of income?  


This is made possible through the United States Department of Agrigulture Special Assistance Certification and Reimbursement Community Eligibilty Provision.  Click here for details.