Cottonwood Elementary School serves 389 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 389 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
- Minority Enrollment: 49%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in KS
- Math Proficiency: 20-24% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 30-34% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education
Cottonwood Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Cottonwood Elementary School's student population of 389 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,264 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood Elementary School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#723 out of 1264 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cottonwood Elementary School's ranking?
Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked #723 out of 1,264 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% KS state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% KS state average).
How many students attend Cottonwood Elementary School?
389 students attend Cottonwood Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Cottonwood Elementary School students are White, 26% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cottonwood Elementary School?
Cottonwood Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Kansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Cottonwood Elementary School offer ?
Cottonwood Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Cottonwood Elementary School part of?
Cottonwood Elementary School is part of Salina School District.
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