615 Piedmont Dr
Omaha, NE 68154
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Cottonwood Elementary School serves 331 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Cottonwood Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 331 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Cottonwood Elementary School's student population of 331 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 52% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
331 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 904 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood Elementary School is 0.29, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#177 out of 904 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
20%
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Black
2%
7%
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White
84%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cottonwood Elementary School's ranking?

Cottonwood Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest math proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

65-69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% NE state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% NE state average).

How many students attend Cottonwood Elementary School?

331 students attend Cottonwood Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

84% of Cottonwood Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Cottonwood Elementary School?

Cottonwood Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.

What grades does Cottonwood Elementary School offer ?

Cottonwood Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 331 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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