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Cotswold Elementary

Public | K-5 | 782 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014

Very disappointed, my child has been here since Kindergarten. Until we hit third grade I was very happy. This year has been terrible. Teasing and billing have increased instead of decreasing from the beginning of the school year. Communication with the teacher or the program is non existent and every third grade class seams to be on a different curricula. Everything is blamed on the EOG preparation but as parents we have no idea what is going on. Very disapointed indeed. I am currently looking at other options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2014

I recently posted a review about Cotswold & it was removed. What good does it have if we as PARENTS can't post HONEST experiences that we had. I had a VERY VERY BAD experience with COTSWOLD school, that involved my disable son. I'm in the process of pressing charges against the school & its staff & also CMS for ignoring my concerns & opinions. PLEASE DO NOT remove this review, because prospective parents need to be aware of what's going on in these schools before they enroll their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

We had our first year at Cotswold, and we loved it. I had children in 5th, 3rd, 2nd, and K, and I couldn't be happier with the school (except lunches, of course!) Looking forward to next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

Hard working staff and teachers - all working very hard to ensure an open communication with my as the parent. I am lucky thus far - 2 1st graders and still going!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

I have experience nothing but great things coming from cotswald. I also loved how the teacher made sure my child learning needs were met. I would not want my son to go to any other school besides Cotswald.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2010

Love Cotswold! This is our second year there. All the teachers I've met are wonderful and the leadership is great. I am impressed with how the teachers work to meet the needs of each and every child. The IB program is excellent and Cotswold does a great job of integrating it with everything the students do. We toured many CMS schools - including several extremely popular magnets - no other school came close. We are SO happy with our choice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

This school is one of the best kept secrets in Charlotte (well not anymore). The staff is exceptional and parent involvement is high. I wouldn't want my child in any other Charlotte Elementary School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

Cotswold School is fortunate to have a volunteer parent base as talented and hard-working as the faculty and staff. This is a community that really cares about the students. Even teachers in other grades know my student's names and recognize me. It was easy to find families with values that match ours without the school being homogenous. All classes mix a wordly focus with scimce, match, and a lot of curiousity. The IB elements are terrific. My children are excelling academically. My son was reading the Hardy Boys in kindergarten. We especially like the K/1 combined class and the 'looping' for older grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

Our child started this year. Exceeded my expectations and my expectations were high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2006

We have been at Cotswold for 6 years. Our two children are totally different people, but each has had very positive experiences. One of the things that makes Cotswold special is the involvement of it's parents. Parent volunteers are warmly welcome no matter how much time they have to give and, perhaps because of that, we have a large group of parents who make a real difference at our school. Additionally, my oldest child has started middle school and the education that she received at Cotswold has more than prepared her.
—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 47% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students61%
Female70%
Male53%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male55%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students51%
Female52%
Male51%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted91%

Reading

All Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 52%
Black 30% 26%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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300 Greenwich Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
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