Joshua Cowell Elementary School

740 Pestana Ave.
Manteca, CA 95336
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 689 students in grades Kindergarten-8, Joshua Cowell Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 689 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • : 24% (Top 1% in CA)
  • : 49% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Joshua Cowell Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Joshua Cowell Elementary School's student population of 689 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
689 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Joshua Cowell Elementary School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. 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 (CA)
(18-19)
24%
40%
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(18-19)
49%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
18%
12%
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Hispanic
52%
56%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
19%
21%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Joshua Cowell Elementary School?
689 students attend Joshua Cowell Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
52% of Joshua Cowell Elementary School students are Hispanic, 19% of students are White, 18% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Joshua Cowell Elementary School?
Joshua Cowell Elementary School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Joshua Cowell Elementary School offer ?
Joshua Cowell Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Joshua Cowell Elementary School part of?
Joshua Cowell Elementary School is part of Manteca Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 689 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • : 24% (Top 1%)
  • : 49% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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