663 Houston St
Cottonwood, AL 36320
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Cottonwood High School serves 752 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Cottonwood High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Cottonwood High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

Cottonwood High School's student population of 752 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
752 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Cottonwood High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood High School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#554 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
13%
33%
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White
82%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.31
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
91%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 752 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.31 (Btm 50%)

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