Cottondale High School

  • Cottondale High School serves 478 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 56% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

School Overview

  • Cottondale High School's student population of 478 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students478 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cottondale High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cottondale High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#1616 out of 3,601 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
5%
32%
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Black
20%
22%
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White
68%
39%
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Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cottondale High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.500.70
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Graduation Rate70-79%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJACKSON School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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As a student at Cottondale High School I will say that I absolutely love it. I love this school, because I can have a good relationship with all my teachers and I know that even years after I graduate I will be able to come back and thank them for everything they have did. CHS has many wonderful teachers who really do care about the well being of their students and for that I wouldn't want to be at any other school. My teachers try their very best to make sure that we understand what they are teaching, which is very important. They never let us give up, they tell us to keep moving and get the job done not to just get by, but to succeed in what we are doing in the classroom and also in life.
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