Cottonwood Elementary



Cottonwood Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cottonwood Elementary Students by Grade
PK 38
K 142
1 151
2 138
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 469 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cottonwood Elementary is the 145th largest public school in Kansas and the 24,947th largest nationally. It has 15.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 469
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 29.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,947th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Kansas: 145th out of 754
Student/Teacher Rank in Kansas: 531st out of 706
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kansas: 165th out of 706

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Cottonwood Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 243
(52%)
672
(50%)
 Female 226
(48%)
676
(50%)

Cottonwood Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 428
(91%)
1,211
(90%)
 Hispanic 19
(4%)
59
(4%)
 Two or More 10
(2%)
32
(2%)
 Black 6
(1%)
31
(2%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
11
(1%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Cottonwood Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 293
(62%)
857
(64%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 134
(29%)
398
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 42
(9%)
93
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 753 ranked schools in Kansas, Cottonwood Elementary is ranked 283rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cottonwood Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (37.5%) is lower than the state average of 51.7%. 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 353
2006 382
2007 439
2008 414
2009 424
2010 410
2011 452
2012 436
2013 456
2014 479
2015 469

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
2013 16
2014 16.2
2015 15.9

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
2013 0.3859649122807
2014 0.4070981210856
2015 0.37526652452026

Compare Cottonwood Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,374.3% 13.7:1
 
1,590.0% 15.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 37.5%
 
State Average 51.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Cottonwood Elementary
Paola, KS
Public PK - 02 469 15.9:1  
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Public 03 - 05 409 14.2:1 1 miles
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Public 01 - 05 407 14.8:1 9 miles
Broadmoor Elementary
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Public 03 - 05 423 19.1:1 11 miles
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Public 06 - 08 394 15.3:1 11 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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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