James L Cowart Elementary School

James L Cowart Elementary School serves 282 students in grades KG - 4.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 43%.
James L Cowart Elementary School operates within the Athens City School District.

School Overview

The student population of 282 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-4
Total Students 282 students
James L Cowart Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % James L Cowart Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
James L Cowart Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade James L Cowart Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
James L Cowart Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
22%
5%
James L Cowart Elementary School Black Students (1996-2014)
Black
20%
34%
James L Cowart Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
57%
57%
James L Cowart Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.32
James L Cowart Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
64%
52%
James L Cowart Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
James L Cowart Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Athens City School District's student population of 3,279 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,478 is higher than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $11,938 is higher than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Athens City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
7
Number of Students Managed 3,279 3,026
Athens City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $36 MM $30 MM
Athens City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $37 MM $30 MM
Athens City School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,478 $10,181
Athens City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,938 $10,301
Athens City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Athens High School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Athens Intermediate School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Athens Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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