Cowan Elementary School

  • Cowan Elementary School serves 347 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Cowan Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Cowan Elementary School's student population of 347 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students347 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cowan Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Cowan Elementary School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank#859 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
Black
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10%
White
98%
77%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cowan Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KY.
Diversity Score0.040.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cowan Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLetcher County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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