1100 W. 11th
Liberal, KS 67905
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Cottonwood Elementary School serves 519 students in grades Kindergarten-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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 16% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Cottonwood Elementary School's student population of 519 students has grown by 33% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 60% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
519 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood Elementary School is 0.34, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#1207 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
80%
20%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
13%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 519 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.34 (Top 50%)

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