Cottonwood Elementary School

3500 Woodgate Road
Montrose, CO 81402
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Cottonwood Elementary School serves 416 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Cottonwood Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Cottonwood Elementary School's student population of 416 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students416 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood Elementary School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#424 out of 1768 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
80%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.330.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontrose County School District Re-1j School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Cottonwood Elementary School is Peak Virtual Academy (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Columbine Middle School (1.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Montrose Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 285 students
    0.5 miles
    18265 Highway 550
    Montrose, CO 81402
    (970) 249-5858
    0.5 PK 285
  • Montrose Columbine Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 497 students
    1.9 miles
    600 South 12th Street
    Montrose, CO 81402
    (970) 249-2581
    1.9 6-8 497
  • Montrose Peak Virtual Academy Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 213 students
    1.9 miles
    526 N. 6th Street
    Montrose, CO 81402
    (970) 249-7726
    1.9 K-12 213
  • Montrose Pomona Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 398 students
    1.9 miles
    1045 South Cascade
    Montrose, CO 81402
    (970) 249-2514
    1.9 K-5 398
  • Montrose Montrose High School Math: 32% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,323 student
    2.2 miles
    600 South Selig Avenue
    Montrose, CO 81402
    (970) 249-6636
    2.2 9-12 1,323

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