Cottonwood Creek Elementary School

  • Cottonwood Creek Elementary School serves 462 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Cottonwood Creek Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

Top Placements

Cottonwood Creek Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • Cottonwood Creek Elementary School's student population of 462 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students462 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cottonwood Creek Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cottonwood Creek Elementary School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#53 out of 465 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
13%
23%
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Asian
4%
6%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
72%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
8%
11%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cottonwood Creek Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.460.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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