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K-6 & Ungraded
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Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 643

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9950 East Rees Loop
Tucson, AZ 85747

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(520) 762-2040
(520) 762-2601
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June 22, 2014
I love this school! My son has been given opportunities he did not have at his previous school- advanced math, music performances, just to name a few. There is a nice sense of community- school carnival, Mc Teacher Night, supporting families in need. Teachers are always going above and beyond in communicating progress and are always available. The principal is approachable and quick to respond to questions and concerns. The office staff is warm and inviting. This school is rated Excelling and received an A+ because of all the hard work and dedication of the leadership and staff. Thank you Cottonwood!

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2014
This school has gone downhill in the last couple of years. Great teachers have been leaving in droves, special ed teachers seem to leave all the teaching to the underpaid parapros to the detriment of the other kids in the class. There is no longer an art program. Real shame as this was a great school when we first started here.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2013
Cottonwood is a good school for regular education students. The inclusion program is lacking because the special education teachers expect the parapros to find printed resources for each f their students. Special education teachers do not work with these children Directly. Instead they expect the regular Ed classroom teacher and the parapro to modify all lessons. LD teacher during 2012-2013 did not spend the required IEP time teaching students as she had many many excuses.

- submitted by a teacher

February 17, 2011
The teachers and staff are all amazing and the entire community values the education system.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2011
I love the teachers, the atmosphere, the values daily presented by this school! We've attended many schools (as a military family) and this one has been the best public school we've attended.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2009
This school/district cares nothing for special needs children. They refuse to provide any help whatsoever. We have been fighting with this school for over 5 years to provide the education my son needs and finally gave up and moved him to a t.u.s.d. school which recognized his problems within a week a started an evaluation. Somthing we have been pleading Cottonwood/Vail school district to do for the past 6 years!

- submitted by a parent
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March 19, 2009
I Love this school! Great teachers, young and spunky and smart! Take your children here if you wan't a top quality education!

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2008
My daughter attends kindergarten at Cottonwood, and is absolutely thrilled every day to go to school. Due to some overcrowding (the area is growing rapidly), two of the kinder teachers are team-teaching, and making it a VERY positive experience. The kids love having 2 teachers, and more friends with whom they can interact during their day. Cottonwood has exceptional staff, teachers and support by parents. Slower learners are identified quickly and given extra help as needed. We are very sad to be moving!

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2007
Cottonwood is by far the best school that my children have attended. They have been to two other schools in the Tucson area, and we are most happy with Cottonwood. The teachers and support staff genuinely care about each individual student. I have noticed a tremendous jump in my children's math and reading levels. So far, my children have been in the Third and Fourth grade at Cottonwood. The teachers are definately top notch!

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2006
Two of my children attend Cottonwood, and I am thrilled with their education. They have art, PE, music, and writing classes - all of the things which usuall get cut when the budget is tight. The entire staff is dedicated to my children's success.

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2006
My daughter attends kindergarten here, and it has been a very positive experience for her. The school is very new and is surrounded by new homes. The teachers are very attentive and the class sizes are small. The Vail school district has a very good reputation, and is definitely preferable to the larger surrounding districts such as Tucson Unified. Many families in the community have one parent staying at home, so involvement is higher than average. The school has at least one afterschool family activity every week. I would definitely recommend this school, and I hope to find one that is comparable when we move.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2005
Great school, couldn't be happier with the school staff.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2005
Great hard working teachers!

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2005
Cottonwood is awesome. The second grade teachers are hard workers and care about their kids. The students are well prepared for the state test because of effective teaching practices.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2004
Cottonwood is a great school. Community involvement is of the utmost importance. I couldn't have picked a better school for my child!

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2004
This is a new school, entirely gated, lots of outdoor play areas and equipment, good library and computer lab. Excellent special needs personnel and resources. There is a daily school-wide re-teach/enhancement program for core subjects, which keeps everyone going, and doesn't embarass the kids. The kids go to music class, art, P.E., computer lab, and reading class. In a good neighborhood and district. A lot of the parents work in the Air Force, at IBM, and Raytheon. The kindergarten and daycare teachers are nice.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2004
I was very pleased with the kindergarden curriculum and the teacher my daughter had. There was a huge emphasis placed on reading and my daughter was reading very well by the end of kindergarden.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2004
Cottonwood has a group of very involved parents. The teachers are dedicated and interested in fostering a learning environment. It is a very regimented school, yet extremely friendly.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2003
This school is good as long as your child doesn't have a learning disability. They do not recognize certain disabilities and won't provide help. They should educate themselves on this so they can help the children instead of turning them away.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2003
This is the best school ever. My children went here for a short time, but they carried the happiest memories ever. The whole school is wonderful, loving, caring. I could go on for day. If you want a great education for your children and a caring staff... send you children here. I wish ever state could have a school this wonderful. They are the best in my book!

- submitted by a parent

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Cottonwood Elementary School
9950 East Rees Loop, Tucson, AZ  85747
(520) 762-2040
Last modified Cottonwood Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cottonwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top