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Cottonwood Elementary School

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Posted October 21, 2013

Two of our children attended Cottonwood from Kindergarten until second grade. We transferred to Mesquite but we liked Cottonwood a lot better. The parent-teacher communication was far better. Cottonwood teachers answer their emails the same day and don't make you feel strange for asking what your child's strengths and weaknesses are. The principal changed but we didn't notice a big difference. If we were to move back, we'd definitely put our children back at Cottonwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Their teachers are very dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers,& students are no less than fantastic! Great school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

What I like about Cottonwood elementary is that they do not hold students back. I mean my son went there, his reading level was a couple of years ahead of his class. They would have to check out a book from the libarary at their reading level, took a test after that on comprehensive. I do not think a child who read at a higher or lower level should stay behind or have to catch up because of their reading level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

C.E.S. has been a wonderful educational home for my daughter, now in 5th grade. The Principal and office staff get to know each student personally and have always made me feel very welcome on campus. The teachers are very academically skilled and take sincere interest in the educational and emotional development of the students. Communication between the school staff, students and parents is excellent, open and comfortable. I look forward to my younger children attending this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

I was one of the parents that did not want the new change, but decided to go with the flow. My children have adjusted very well to their new school and I realized that my children will follow my example. If I had kept my poor attitude than they would not have adjusted well. Think about it parents, children learn what they live.
—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 69% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 42%
Hispanic 43% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 N Willard St
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
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Phone: (928) 634-2288

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