Cottonwood Elementary



Cottonwood Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cottonwood Elementary Students by Grade
PK 34
K 69
1 54
2 52
3 54
4 52
5 50
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Cottonwood Elementary is a public elementary school located in Casper, WY in the Natrona County School District #1. It enrolls 365 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cottonwood Elementary is the 38th largest public school in Wyoming and the 35,552nd largest nationally. It has 14.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 365
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 25.61
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 35,552nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Wyoming: 38th out of 212
Student/Teacher Rank in Wyoming: 184th out of 212
Full Time Teacher Rank in Wyoming: 57th out of 212

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Cottonwood Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 200
(55%)
5,060
(51%)
 Female 165
(45%)
4,783
(49%)

Cottonwood Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 273
(75%)
7,977
(81%)
 Hispanic 72
(20%)
1,256
(13%)
 Two or More 16
(4%)
305
(3%)
 Black 3
(1%)
134
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
83
(1%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
73
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
15
(0%)

Cottonwood Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 214
(59%)
4,185
(43%)
 Not Eligible 151
(41%)
5,658
(57%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 193 ranked schools in Wyoming, Cottonwood Elementary is ranked 15th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cottonwood Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (58.6%) is significantly higher than the state average of 40.5%. 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.

Cottonwood Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2006 332
2007 309
2008 314
2009 347
2010 345
2011 312
2012 333
2013 342
2014 348
2015 365

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2006 11.1
2007 14.7
2008 15.2
2009 16.9
2010 N/A
2011 11.9
2012 N/A
2013 15.7
2014 14.4
2015 14.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2006 0.46686746987952
2007 0.57928802588997
2008 0.56369426751592
2009 0.62536023054755
2010 0.62028985507246
2011 0.57371794871795
2012 0.53753753753754
2013 0.62280701754386
2014 0.58333333333333
2015 0.58630136986301

Compare Cottonwood Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,214.1% 12.1:1
 
1,430.0% 14.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 58.6%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Cottonwood Elementary
Casper, WY
Public PK - 05 365 14.3:1  
Dean Morgan Junior High School
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Public 06 - 09 858 15.5:1 1 miles
Mount Hope Lutheran School
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Private PK - 08 51 8:1 1 miles
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Public KG - 05 318 15.8:1 1 miles
Park Elementary
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Public KG - 06 321 15.9:1 1 miles
C Y Junior High School
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Public 06 - 09 758 14.6:1 2 miles
Mills Elementary
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Public PK - 05 219 13.2:1 2 miles
Grant Elementary
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Public PK - 05 205 12.7:1 2 miles
Casper Classical Academy
Casper, WY
Public 06 - 09 393 14.7:1 3 miles
Frontier Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 159 11:1 3 miles
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Public KG - 05 316 14.9:1 3 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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