James L Cowart Elementary School

  • James L Cowart Elementary School serves 287 students in grades KG-4.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the AL average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
  • James L Cowart Elementary School operates within the Athens City School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 287 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-4
Total Students 287 students
James L Cowart Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % James L Cowart Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
James L Cowart Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade James L Cowart Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 18:1
James L Cowart Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
n/a
1%
James L Cowart Elementary School Asian Students (1992-2013)
Hispanic
22%
6%
James L Cowart Elementary School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
24%
33%
James L Cowart Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
50%
56%
James L Cowart Elementary School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
James L Cowart Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
2%
James L Cowart Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2014-2015)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.65 0.32
James L Cowart Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
67%
47%
James L Cowart Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
5%
James L Cowart Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Athens City School District's student population of 3,420 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,482 is higher than the state average of $9,717. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,286 is higher than the state average of $9,955. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District Name Athens City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
6
Number of Students Managed 3,420 2,879
Athens City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $37 MM $28 MM
Athens City School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $36 MM $29 MM
Athens City School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $11,482 $9,717
Athens City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $11,286 $9,955
Athens City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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