About : Our Community

Our Community

Cow Hollow School is a community of families and teachers from a broad range of cultures, nationalities, family structures, languages, and economic backgrounds. We ​ strive to be a community where each child and family ​is included, valued, and represented, and where ​each participant  ​is actively invited to voice ​and ​​contribute ideas, opinions, questions, and values.

Diversity and Demographics

Cow Hollow School support​s​ the ever-growing diversity of our school population through outreach and admissions. This includes ​,​ but is not limited to: family structure, culture, race, religion, socio-economics, sexual orientation, gender, identity, and mental and social abilities. ​It is our goal that the children and families of our school  reflect the rich diversity of the city in which we live.

For more on our school’s values concerning justice, equity, and diversity of perspectives, click HERE.

​Demographics of Cow Hollow School families:

As a component of knowing, making visible, and celebrating the diversity of our school population, we conduct a demographic survey of our school families on a tri-annual basis. Following is the data from our most recent survey:​

2012-2013 Cow Hollow School Demographic Survey Data

46% Dual–Working Parent Families

5% Multi-­-Generational Caregivers

4% Same-­-Sex Parents

3% Adoptive Families

40% of families spoke a language other than English in the home

Family Structure:

97% Dual-­‐Parent Home

2% Separated and Co-­‐Parenting

1% Single Parents

Families listed over 60 ethnicities when asked to describe their family.

50% of families identified as Multi-Ethnic

Children’s Racial Identities:

61.5% Caucasian/White

32.3% Multi-­racial (see below)

3.1% Asian

2.1% African American/Black

1% Middle Eastern

Multi-racial Identities:

32.3% of families identified their children as multi-racial. This was a notable statistic, making up nearly ⅓ of our student population. Within that pool of respondents, racial identity demographics were represented as follows:

77% Caucasian/White

48% Asian

29% Latina/o

13% South Asian

13% Other*

6% African American/Black

3% Native American

For comprehensive survey data, click HERE