Cowden Elementary School

2927 S Kimbrough
Springfield, MO 65807
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 281 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Cowden Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 281 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • : Bottom 50% in MO
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Cowden Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

Cowden Elementary School's student population of 281 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
281 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Cowden Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Cowden Elementary School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
#1211 out of 2092 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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30-34%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cowden Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Missouri by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
40-44%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cowden Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Missouri by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
8%
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Black
10%
15%
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White
63%
69%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.57
This chart display the diversity score of Cowden Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cowden Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cowden Elementary School's ranking?
Cowden Elementary School is ranked #1211 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are Cowden Elementary School often compared to?
Cowden Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Holland Elementary School, Campbell Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Cowden Elementary School?
281 students attend Cowden Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Cowden Elementary School students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 9% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cowden Elementary School?
Cowden Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is equal to the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Cowden Elementary School offer ?
Cowden Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Cowden Elementary School part of?
Cowden Elementary School is part of Springfield R-XII School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 281 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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