Cotaco School

100 Cotaco School Rd
Somerville, AL 35670
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Cotaco School serves 497 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Cotaco School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is equal to the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

School Overview

Cotaco School's student population of 497 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students497 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Rankings

Cotaco School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cotaco School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#416 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
8%
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Black
3%
33%
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White
91%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.170.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMorgan County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Cotaco School is Albert P Brewer High School (4.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Union Hill School (4.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Somerville Union Hill School Math: 51% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-8 | 401 students
    4.1 miles
    2221 Union Hill Rd
    Somerville, AL 35670
    (256) 498-2431
    4.1 K-8 401
  • Somerville Albert P Brewer High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 759 students
    4.3 miles
    59 Eva Rd
    Somerville, AL 35670
    (256) 778-8634
    4.3 9-12 759
  • Somerville Albert P Brewer Vocational School Vocational School
    Grades: 10-12
    4.3 miles
    59 Eva Rd
    Somerville, AL 35670
    (256) 309-2119
    4.3 10-12 n/a
  • Laceys Spring Laceys Spring Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 315 students
    6.6 miles
    48 School Rd
    Laceys Spring, AL 35754
    (256) 881-4460
    6.6 PK-8 315
  • Hartselle Sparkman Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 221 students
    8.6 miles
    72 Plainview
    Hartselle, AL 35640
    (256) 773-6458
    8.6 PK-8 221

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