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Cottonwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 349 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 6, 2011

Cottonwood Elementary School I am a grandmother who often picks up my 2nd grade grandson from his after school program. The staff are wonderful and welcoming, each and every time I come through their door! I look forward to chatting with them for a few minutes while he gathers his things to leave with me. I feel safe, knowing the door is locked and that I will be greeted by this wonderful group of people. THANK YOU! Submitted by a Grandparent


Posted November 12, 2008

Cottonwood Elementary is a fantastic school. The principal and staff are the best. They encourage parent interaction and participation and everyone is welcome. I've moved through three states: Oregon, Utah, and Nebraska. Cottonwood has, hands down, the best teachers and programs of anywhere I've been. When we put an offer on our house in Omaha, we did a tour of the school. I was so impressed, I told my husband, 'I don't care if the house doesn't pass inspection, our kids have to go to this school!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

I dislike how the teachers and principlal discourage parent interaction with kids before school and after school. When I enter school on several occasions I was treated as though i was not welcomed. The secretary and principal do not greeet me warmly, but like I am not wanted at the school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2004

I have only went to the parents information meeting for my kindergartner but I was very impressed by the staff. They all seemed very nice which is what I am looking for in a good school for my children. Very impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 71%
Hispanic 11% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 2% 2%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Omaha, NE 68154
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