Cottonwood Elementary



Cottonwood Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cottonwood Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 65
1 76
2 57
3 69
4 77
5 83
6 81
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Cottonwood Elementary is a public elementary school located in Palmdale, CA in the Westside Union Elementary School District. It enrolls 508 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cottonwood Elementary is the 3,248th largest public school in California and the 20,772nd largest nationally. It has 26.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 508
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 26.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 19
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 20,772nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 3,248th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,447th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 3,706th out of 6,159

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Cottonwood Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 292
(57%)
4,538
(53%)
 Female 216
(43%)
4,103
(47%)

Cottonwood Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 289
(57%)
3,345
(39%)
 White 90
(18%)
3,407
(39%)
 Black 79
(16%)
1,022
(12%)
 Asian 27
(5%)
460
(5%)
 Two or More 20
(4%)
356
(4%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
31
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
20
(0%)

Cottonwood Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 229
(45%)
5,211
(60%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 225
(44%)
2,811
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 54
(11%)
619
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Cottonwood Elementary is ranked 3,046th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cottonwood Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (54.9%) is slightly lower than the state average of 58.5%. 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 Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 796
2006 802
2007 788
2008 740
2009 657
2010 601
2011 599
2012 508

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 30.7
2006 25.1
2007 20.2
2008 26.7
2009 24.3
2010 N/A
2011 26
2012 26.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 N/A
2006 0.35162094763092
2007 0.41116751269036
2008 0.44324324324324
2009 0.49771689497717
2010 0.48585690515807
2011 0.4424040066778
2012 0.5492125984252

Compare Cottonwood Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,670.0% 26.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 54.9%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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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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