Cottonwood High School serves 760 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Cottonwood High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 760 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
- Minority Enrollment: 20%
- Graduation Rate: 80-89% (Btm 50% in AL)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 14% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 39% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Cottonwood High School's student population of 760 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Cottonwood High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood High School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#731 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cottonwood High School's ranking?
Cottonwood High School is ranked #731 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Cottonwood High School often compared to?
Cottonwood High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Ashford Elementary School, Heard Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Cottonwood High School?
The graduation rate of Cottonwood High School is 80-89%, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 90%.
How many students attend Cottonwood High School?
760 students attend Cottonwood High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of Cottonwood High School students are White, 13% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cottonwood High School?
Cottonwood High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 17:1.
What grades does Cottonwood High School offer ?
Cottonwood High School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12
What school district is Cottonwood High School part of?
Cottonwood High School is part of Houston County School District.
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