Cottonwood Elementary School

9950 East Rees Loop
Vail, AZ 85641
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Cottonwood Elementary School serves 559 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Cottonwood Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Cottonwood Elementary School's student population of 559 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students559 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Rankings

Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood Elementary School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#248 out of 2120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
37%
45%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
49%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.620.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVail Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Cottonwood Elementary School is Empire High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Desert Sky Middle School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tucson Desert Sky Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 737 students
    0.8 miles
    9850 E. Rankin Loop
    Tucson, AZ 85747
    (520) 762-2040
    0.8 6-8 737
  • Benson Empire High School Math: 80-89% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 707 students
    1.1 miles
    10701 E. Maryann Cleveland Way
    Benson, AZ 85602
    (520) 762-2040
    1.1 9-12 707
  • Tucson Mesquite Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 647 students
    1.1 miles
    9455 E. Rita Road
    Tucson, AZ 85747
    (520) 879-2100
    1.1 PK-5 647
  • Tucson Pima County Jted At Empire Vocational School
    Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1 student
    1.1 miles
    10701 E. Maryann Cleveland Way
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    (520) 879-2042
    1.1 9-12 1
  • Tucson Pima County Jted At Indian Oasis Vocational School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 4 students
    1.1 miles
    10701 E. Maryann Cleveland Way
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    (520) 879-2042
    1.1 9-12 4

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