Cottondale Elementary School serves 451 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Cottondale Elementary 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 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 451 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 62%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 15-19% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 40-44% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Cottondale Elementary School's student population of 451 students has grown by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Cottondale Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Cottondale Elementary School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#596 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cottondale Elementary School's ranking?
Cottondale Elementary School is ranked #596 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Cottondale Elementary School?
451 students attend Cottondale Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
38% of Cottondale Elementary School students are White, 29% of students are Black, 29% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cottondale Elementary School?
Cottondale Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Cottondale Elementary School offer ?
Cottondale Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Cottondale Elementary School part of?
Cottondale Elementary School is part of Tuscaloosa County School District.
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