Cowden Elementary School

  • Cowden Elementary School serves 310 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Cowden Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Cowden Elementary School's student population of 310 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students310 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cowden Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,085 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Cowden Elementary School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank#1610 out of 2085 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
7%
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Black
9%
16%
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White
68%
71%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.520.47
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpringfield R-XII School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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