709 N. Hedge Lane
Paola, KS 66071
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Cottonwood Elementary School serves 482 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Cottonwood Elementary School's student population of 482 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students
482 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Cottonwood Elementary School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Cottonwood Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Cottonwood Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Cottonwood Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Cottonwood Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
88%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score
0.22
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Cottonwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cottonwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Students: 482 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22 (Btm 50% in KS)

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