800 N Seward Meridian
Palmer, AK 99645
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School serves 462 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Cottonwood Creek Elementary School's student population of 462 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
462 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Calendar

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Date
School Opens for Grades 1-12
August 16, 2022 (Tuesday)
First Day for Kindergarten
August 23, 2022 (Tuesday)

School Rankings

Cottonwood Creek Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 Data
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State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#42 out of 461 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
13%
23%
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Asian
3%
6%
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Hispanic
2%
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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Diversity Score
0.46
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 462 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46 (Top 50%)

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