Cottonwood Creek Elementary



Cottonwood Creek Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cottonwood Creek Elementary Students by Grade
PK 10
K 78
1 77
2 65
3 68
4 63
5 70
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Cottonwood Creek Elementary is a public elementary school located in Wasilla, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 431 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cottonwood Creek Elementary is the 43rd largest public school in Alaska and the 28,402nd largest nationally. It has 26.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 431
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 26.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 16.52
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 28,402nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 43rd out of 383
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 346th out of 381
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 126th out of 381

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Cottonwood Creek Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 221
(51%)
6,767
(52%)
 Female 210
(49%)
6,238
(48%)

Cottonwood Creek Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 317
(74%)
9,549
(73%)
 American Indian 85
(20%)
2,234
(17%)
 Black 10
(2%)
314
(2%)
 Asian 10
(2%)
332
(3%)
 Hispanic 7
(2%)
409
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
162
(1%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Cottonwood Creek Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 299
(69%)
8,698
(67%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 115
(27%)
3,704
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 17
(4%)
603
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 307 ranked schools in Alaska, Cottonwood Creek Elementary is ranked 114th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cottonwood Creek Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (30.6%) is lower than the state average of 51.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Cottonwood Creek Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 440
2006 477
2007 450
2008 488
2009 416
2010 411
2011 379
2012 431

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.9
2006 18.3
2007 16.4
2008 17.4
2009 17.3
2010 16.4
2011 19
2012 26.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.30909090909091
2006 0.31865828092243
2007 0.31333333333333
2008 0.29508196721311
2009 0.28365384615385
2010 0.27980535279805
2011 0.26121372031662
2012 0.30626450116009

Compare Cottonwood Creek Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
2,610.0% 26.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 30.6%
 
State Average 51.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Cottonwood Creek Elementary
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Public PK - 05 431 26.1:1  
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Public PK - 05 399 28.5:1 3 miles
Mat-Su Central School
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Public KG - 12 1,477 255.5:1 3 miles
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Public 06 - 08 829 25.1:1 3 miles
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Public PK - 05 303 20.6:1 3 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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