Cottonwood Elementary School

215 S Phillips
Salina, KS 67401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Cottonwood Elementary School serves 502 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Cottonwood Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Cottonwood Elementary School's student population of 502 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students502 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,265 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood Elementary School is 0.57, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#807 out of 1265 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
24%
20%
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Black
5%
7%
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White
60%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.570.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
10%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSalina School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Cottonwood Elementary School is Salina High Central (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lakewood Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oakdale Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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