Cottonwood Elementary



Cottonwood Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cottonwood Elementary Students by Grade
PK 36
K 126
1 142
2 132
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Cottonwood Elementary is a public elementary school located in Paola, KS in the Paola School District. It enrolls 436 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cottonwood Elementary is the 175th largest public school in Kansas and the 27,919th largest nationally. It has 14.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 436
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 29.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 27,919th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Kansas: 175th out of 745
Student/Teacher Rank in Kansas: 438th out of 692
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kansas: 155th out of 692

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Cottonwood Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 223
(51%)
671
(50%)
 Male 213
(49%)
665
(50%)

Cottonwood Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 396
(91%)
1,207
(90%)
 Hispanic 13
(3%)
38
(3%)
 Black 12
(3%)
39
(3%)
 Two or More 11
(3%)
41
(3%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
3
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
7
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Cottonwood Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 241
(55%)
758
(57%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 160
(37%)
445
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 35
(8%)
133
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 741 ranked schools in Kansas, Cottonwood Elementary is ranked 243rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cottonwood Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (44.7%) is slightly lower than the state average of 52.9%. 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 353
2006 382
2007 439
2008 414
2009 424
2010 410
2011 452
2012 436

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.2
2006 14.9
2007 15
2008 14.2
2009 14
2010 14
2011 12.9
2012 14.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.27195467422096
2006 0.31937172774869
2007 0.35079726651481
2008 0.35990338164251
2009 0.40330188679245
2010 0.40975609756098
2011 0.44469026548673
2012 0.44724770642202

Compare Cottonwood Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,367.1% 13.7:1
 
1,480.0% 14.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 44.7%
 
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Cottonwood Elementary
Paola, KS
Public PK - 02 436 14.8:1  
Sunflower Elementary
Paola, KS
Public 03 - 05 461 15.6:1 1 miles
Lakemary Center
Paola, KS
Private 02 - 12 86 5:1 1 miles
Paola Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 439 14.3:1 1 miles
Holy Trinity School
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Private KG - 08 142 14:1 2 miles
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Swenson Early Childhood Education Center
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Public PK - KG 200 16.7:1 8 miles
Trojan Elementary
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Public 01 - 05 386 14.1:1 9 miles
Fontana Elementary
Fontana, KS
Public KG - 05 83 9.8:1 11 miles
Spring Hill Intermediate School
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Public 03 - 05 415 16.3:1 12 miles
Spring Hill Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 505 14.3:1 12 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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