Cowden Elementary School



Cowden Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cowden Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 3
K 20
1 21
2 22
3 14
4 18
5 32
6 19
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Cowden Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Cowden, IL in the Cowden-Herrick Community Unit School District 3a. It enrolls 149 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cowden Elementary School is the 2,358th largest public school in Illinois and the 50,607th largest nationally. It has 9.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 149
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Full Time Teachers: 16.62
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 50,607th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 2,358th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 178th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,935th out of 2,345

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Cowden Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 82
(55%)
162
(55%)
 Female 67
(45%)
134
(45%)

Cowden Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 147
(99%)
293
(99%)
 Black 1
(1%)
1
(0%)
 Hispanic 1
(1%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Cowden Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 82
(55%)
145
(49%)
 Not Eligible 49
(33%)
121
(41%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 18
(12%)
30
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Cowden Elementary School is ranked 1,790th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cowden Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (67.1%) is slightly higher than the state average of 54.0%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Cowden Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 145
2006 134
2007 130
2008 180
2009 146
2010 167
2011 132
2012 149

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.5
2006 16.8
2007 14.4
2008 15
2009 13.3
2010 15.2
2011 12
2012 9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.55862068965517
2006 0.52238805970149
2007 0.48461538461538
2008 0.37777777777778
2009 0.52739726027397
2010 0.47305389221557
2011 0.60606060606061
2012 0.67114093959732

Compare Cowden Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
900.0% 9.0:1
 
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 67.1%
 

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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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