1041 S 96th Ave
Yakima, WA 98908
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Cottonwood Elementary School serves 450 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Cottonwood Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Cottonwood Elementary School's student population of 450 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
Total Students
450 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Cottonwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood Elementary School is 0.54, 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 (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#297 out of 2052 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
4%
8%
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Hispanic
27%
23%
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Black
2%
4%
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White
62%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
5%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Students: 450 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 50%)

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