Cowan Elementary School

501 East Cumberland St
Cowan, TN 37318
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Cowan Elementary School serves 258 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥50% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 17%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥50% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Cowan Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 36%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Cowan Elementary School's student population of 258 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students258 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cowan Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 573 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cowan Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#7 out of 573 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥50%
17%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥50%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:115:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
6%
22%
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White
90%
64%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.190.54
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFranklin County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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