Cottondale High School

  • Cottondale High School serves 475 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is equal to the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Cottondale High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Cottondale High School's student population of 475 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students475 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cottondale High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The 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 0.46, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#1961 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
4%
33%
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Black
18%
22%
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White
71%
38%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.460.70
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Graduation Rate80-84%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJackson School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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