James L Cowart Elementary School

1701 W Hobbs St
Athens, AL 35611
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 320 students in grades Kindergarten-3, James L Cowart Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

James L Cowart Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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Attribute

School Overview

James L Cowart Elementary School's student population of 320 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-3
Total Students
320 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

James L Cowart Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of James L Cowart Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#779 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10-14%
29%
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40-44%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of James L Cowart Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
24%
10%
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Black
14%
32%
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White
50%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.67
This chart displays the diversity score of James L Cowart Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is James L Cowart Elementary School's ranking?
James L Cowart Elementary School is ranked #779 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are James L Cowart Elementary School often compared to?
James L Cowart Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Brookhill Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend James L Cowart Elementary School?
320 students attend James L Cowart Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of James L Cowart Elementary School students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Black, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of James L Cowart Elementary School?
James L Cowart Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does James L Cowart Elementary School offer ?
James L Cowart Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-3
What school district is James L Cowart Elementary School part of?
James L Cowart Elementary School is part of Athens City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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