James L Cowart Elementary School

1701 W Hobbs St
Athens, AL 35611
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
James L Cowart Elementary School serves 371 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
James L Cowart Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

James L Cowart Elementary School's student population of 371 students has grown by 35% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students371 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Rankings

James L Cowart Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of James L Cowart Elementary School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#204 out of 1263 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
21%
8%
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Black
17%
33%
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White
51%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.660.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAthens City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to James L Cowart Elementary School is Athens Renaissance School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Athens Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Athens Intermediate School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Athens Athens Intermediate School Math: 47% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 540 students
    1.0 miles
    1916 Us Hwy 72 W
    Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 230-2880
    1 5-6 540
  • Athens Athens Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 424 students
    1.2 miles
    515 N Madison St
    Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 233-6609
    1.2 PK-4 424
  • Athens Athens Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 511 students
    1.5 miles
    601 S Clinton St
    Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 233-6620
    1.5 7-8 511
  • Athens Athens Renaissance School Math: 49% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-12 | 1,012 student
    1.7 miles
    405 South Street East
    Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 771-7147
    1.7 K-12 1,012
  • Athens Julian Newman Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-4 | 351 students
    1.8 miles
    517 Julian Newman Dr
    Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 771-7150
    1.8 K-4 351

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