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James R. Cowan Fundamental Elementary (leave a review)
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+1 (916) 575-2312

3350 Becerra Way

Sacramento, California


About James R. Cowan Fundamental Elementary
Kindergarten - 6th Grade

James R. Cowan Fundamental Elementary is one of 78 schools found in the San Juan Unified district of California.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Kindergarten to 6th Grade and has an enrolment of 505 students - compared to other schools in California, this is a relatively average sized school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at James R. Cowan Fundamental Elementary is $75,357, which is lower than the California state average of $77,759.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

This school is not eligible for Title I funding. Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
James R. Cowan Fundamental Elementary 505$6,07930$75,3570.43
Mira Loma High (0.41 miles) 1681$7,78826$76,3580.71
Arcade Fundamental Middle (0.69 miles) 485$9,17324$78,1380.63
Del Paso Manor Elementary (0.88 miles) 612$6,51929$73,8350.69
Mission Avenue Open Elementary (1.03 miles) 510$6,53530$80,8900.34
El Camino Fundamental High (1.26 miles) 1531$7,81325$75,1980.60

James R. Cowan Fundamental Elementary

Number of pupils505
Funding per pupil$6,079
Pupils per teacher30
Average teacher salary$75,357
Diversity index0.43

Mira Loma High (0.41 miles)

Number of pupils1681
Funding per pupil$7,788
Pupils per teacher26
Average teacher salary$76,358
Diversity index0.71

Arcade Fundamental Middle (0.69 miles)

Number of pupils485
Funding per pupil$9,173
Pupils per teacher24
Average teacher salary$78,138
Diversity index0.63

Del Paso Manor Elementary (0.88 miles)

Number of pupils612
Funding per pupil$6,519
Pupils per teacher29
Average teacher salary$73,835
Diversity index0.69

Mission Avenue Open Elementary (1.03 miles)

Number of pupils510
Funding per pupil$6,535
Pupils per teacher30
Average teacher salary$80,890
Diversity index0.34

El Camino Fundamental High (1.26 miles)

Number of pupils1531
Funding per pupil$7,813
Pupils per teacher25
Average teacher salary$75,198
Diversity index0.60
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Nearest Schools
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Rankings within California
There are 10,465 schools in California. Rankings don't always go up to 10,465 because some schools have missing data.
5301stlargest school
6624thhighest number of FTE teachers
10089thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
5243rdhighest average teaching salary
7462ndhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
6616thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
6236thhighest diversity index
6823rdhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 3 hours

1st Grade - 3rd Grade: 3.8 hours

4th Grade - 6th Grade: 4 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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