Cottonwood Elementary



Cottonwood Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cottonwood Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 69
1 66
2 57
3 73
4 74
5 70
6 61
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 470 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cottonwood Elementary is the 3,652nd largest public school in California and the 24,852nd largest nationally. It has 26.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 470
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 26.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 18
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,852nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 3,652nd out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,743rd out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 4,032nd out of 6,257

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Cottonwood Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 242
(51%)
4,608
(51%)
 Female 228
(49%)
4,459
(49%)

Cottonwood Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 287
(61%)
3,852
(42%)
 White 87
(19%)
3,271
(36%)
 Black 52
(11%)
1,000
(11%)
 Two or More 26
(6%)
497
(5%)
 Asian 16
(3%)
409
(5%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
23
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
15
(0%)

Cottonwood Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 252
(54%)
3,392
(37%)
 Not Eligible 188
(40%)
5,029
(55%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 30
(6%)
646
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Cottonwood Elementary is ranked 3,210th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cottonwood Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (60.0%) is slightly lower than the state average of 60.7%. 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
2013 469
2014 467
2015 470

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
2013 27.6
2014 27.5
2015 26.1

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
2013 0.57569296375267
2014 0.62955032119914
2015 0.6

Compare Cottonwood Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,610.0% 26.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 60.0%
 
State Average 60.7%
 

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