James L Cowart Elementary School

1701 West Hobbs St

Athens, AL 35611-4699

Tel: (256)233-6627
Grades: KG-4

289 students

James L Cowart Elementary School serves 289 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 42%.
James L Cowart Elementary School operates within the Athens City School District.

Overview

The student population of 289 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-4
Total Students 289 students
James L Cowart Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Students by Grade James L Cowart Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 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
Hispanic
16%
5%
Black
23%
35%
White
59%
58%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.58 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.
57%
51%
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.
7%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,201 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Athens City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
7
Number of Students Managed 3,201 3,032
District Total Revenue $33 MM $29 MM
Athens City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $36 MM $31 MM
Athens City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,863 $9,620
Athens City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,786 $10,180
Athens City School 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)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Middle Schools Middle Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • AthensAthens Intermediate School
    1916 Us Hwy 72 West
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)230-2880
    1 mi | 501 students | Gr. 5-6                      
  • AthensAthens Elementary School
    515 North Madison St
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6609
    1.2 mi | 379 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • AthensAthens Middle School
    601 South Clinton St
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6620
    1.5 mi | 474 students | Gr. 7-9                      
  • AthensJulian Newman Elementary School
    517 Julian Newman Dr
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6630
    1.8 mi | 386 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • AthensBrookhill Elementary School
    320 Brookhill Dr
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6603
    2.3 mi | 290 students | Gr. KG-4                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Schools Demand Students' Social Media Passwords
Schools Demand Students' Social Media Passwords
Recent legislation that allows Illinois public schools to demand students’ social media passwords has renewed the debate about students’ right to privacy at school.
Measles in School: A Parent’s Guide in 2015
Measles, the once eradicated disease, has made a comeback in the U.S. in recent months, and a recent study estimates only 50% of people are immunized. The outbreak has raised questions about immunizations and the safety of children in public schools. Learn how to keep your children healthy and reduce their measles risk.
The Surprising Way Schools are Saving Money on Ed Tech
With technology advancing and changing faster than ever, how can educators and schools keep up? The answer: refurbished ed tech.
Did You Know?
Athens, AL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.43, which is higher than the Alabama average of 0.27. The most diverse school in Athens is Timothy Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.