James A. Cawood Elementary School

279 Ball Park Rd
Harlan, KY 40831
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
James A. Cawood Elementary School serves 319 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
James A. Cawood 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 319 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

James A. Cawood Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

James A. Cawood Elementary School's student population of 319 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
319 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

James A. Cawood Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of James A. Cawood Elementary School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#700 out of 1230 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
1%
11%
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White
97%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is James A. Cawood Elementary School's ranking?
James A. Cawood Elementary School is ranked #700 out of 1,230 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).
How many students attend James A. Cawood Elementary School?
319 students attend James A. Cawood Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
97% of James A. Cawood Elementary School students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of James A. Cawood Elementary School?
James A. Cawood Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What grades does James A. Cawood Elementary School offer ?
James A. Cawood Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is James A. Cawood Elementary School part of?
James A. Cawood Elementary School is part of Harlan County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 319 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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