Cottonwood Elementary School

9950 E Rees Loop
Vail, AZ 85641
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Cottonwood Elementary School serves 526 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Cottonwood Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 526 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Cottonwood Elementary School's student population of 526 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
526 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#278 out of 1854 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
39%
47%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
47%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
7%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cottonwood Elementary School's ranking?
Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked #278 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Cottonwood Elementary School often compared to?
Cottonwood Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mesquite Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
53% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Cottonwood Elementary School?
526 students attend Cottonwood Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Cottonwood Elementary School students are White, 39% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cottonwood Elementary School?
Cottonwood Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Cottonwood Elementary School offer ?
Cottonwood Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Cottonwood Elementary School part of?
Cottonwood Elementary School is part of Vail Unified District (4413) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 526 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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