3500 Woodgate Road
Montrose, CO 81402
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Cottonwood Elementary School serves 416 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Cottonwood Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 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).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Cottonwood Elementary School's student population of 416 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
416 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood Elementary School is 0.33, 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 Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#576 out of 1783 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.33
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 416 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.33 (Btm 50%)

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