James L Cowart Elementary School

1701 West Hobbs St

Athens, AL 35611-4699

Tel: (256)233-6627
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 declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-4
Total Students 282 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
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 0.57 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
Hispanic
19%
5%
Black
22%
34%
White
59%
57%
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.
0.57 0.31
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%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,205 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 3,205 2,979
District Total Revenue $33 MM $29 MM
District Spending $36 MM $31 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,863 $9,620
District Spending / Student $11,786 $10,180
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 Students Grades
  • AthensAthens Intermediate School
    1916 Us Hwy 72 West
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)230-2880
    1 mi | 515 students | Gr. 5-6                      
  • AthensAthens Elementary School
    515 North Madison St
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6609
    1.2 mi | 373 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • AthensAthens Middle School
    601 South Clinton St
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6620
    1.5 mi | 498 students | Gr. 7-9                      
  • AthensJulian Newman Elementary School
    517 Julian Newman Dr
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6630
    1.8 mi | 373 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • AthensBrookhill Elementary School
    320 Brookhill Dr
    AthensAL 35611
    (256)233-6603
    2.3 mi | 291 students | Gr. KG-4                      

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