James L Cowart Elementary School

1701 West Hobbs St

Athens, AL 35611-4699

Grades: KG-4

282 students

James L Cowart Elementary School serves 282 students in grades KG-4.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
James L Cowart Elementary School operates within the Athens City School District.

Overview

The student population of 282 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-4
Total Students 282 students
James L Cowart Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
James L Cowart Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade James L Cowart Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
James L Cowart Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
19%
5%
James L Cowart Elementary School Black Students (1996-2013)
Black
22%
34%
James L Cowart Elementary School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
59%
57%
James L Cowart Elementary School White Students (1989-2013)
All Ethnic Groups James L Cowart Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.57 0.31
James L Cowart Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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.
65%
52%
James L Cowart Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2013)
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.
3%
6%
James L Cowart Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,205 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,863 is higher than the state average of $9,620. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,786 is higher than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has grown by 29% over four years.
School District Name Athens City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
7
Number of Students Managed 3,205 2,979
Athens City School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $33 MM $29 MM
Athens City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $36 MM $31 MM
Athens City School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,863 $9,620
Athens City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,786 $10,180
Athens City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • AthensAthens Intermediate School
    1916 Us Hwy 72 West
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)230-2880
    1 mi | Gr. 5-6 | 515 students                      
  • AthensAthens Elementary School
    515 North Madison St
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6609
    1.2 mi | Gr. KG-4 | 373 students                      
  • AthensAthens Middle School
    601 South Clinton St
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6620
    1.5 mi | Gr. 7-9 | 498 students                      
  • AthensJulian Newman Elementary School
    517 Julian Newman Dr
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6630
    1.8 mi | Gr. KG-4 | 373 students                      
  • AthensBrookhill Elementary School
    320 Brookhill Dr
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6603
    2.3 mi | Gr. KG-4 | 291 students                      

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