CMSS Redesignated as an “Arkansas Diamond School to Watch”

Posted on 12/11/2014

Dec.11th, 2014

Congratulations to Cabot Middle School South on once again being named an "Arkansas Diamond School to Watch." Principal, Georgia Chastain received the exciting news recently.

According to the Diamond School to Watch program, a school that is given this recognition is one that is conscientiously moving to fully meet the national endorsed criteria for high performing middle schools.

It’s also a school that has made marked progress in meeting all of these criteria, including measureable gains in the academic achievement of all students over time.

These schools serve as models and mentors for other schools seeking to improve, even as they continue their own efforts as a Diamond School to Watch.

Mrs. Chastain says the school had to submit a lengthy application and had to undergo a site visit by the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Educators and exhibit exemplary practices in:

Developmental Responsiveness

Social Equity

Academic Excellence (CMSS is currently ranked 4th among all middle schools in Arkansas, 2nd in central Arkansas)

Organizational Structures

Mrs. Chastain says CMSS involves the voices and ideas of students, teachers, staff, parents and community. They all meet regularly as stakeholders to work together to make their school a better place for children. She says because the community, parents, and district office support them so well, their teachers and students can do their best.

She will be taking a team to Little Rock on March 30th and 31st and to Washington D.C. from June 25-28th to present their best practices to other educators.

CMSS was last designated as an Arkansas Diamond to Watch in 2012. 

Congratulations Mrs. Chastain and Cabot Middle School South on your Arkansas Diamond School to Watch Recognition.


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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746