2740 W. Ave. P-8
Palmdale, CA 93551
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Cottonwood Elementary School serves 471 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Cottonwood Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is equal to the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Cottonwood Elementary School's student population of 471 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
471 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood Elementary School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#4629 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
64%
54%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
18%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 471 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 50%)

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