Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Cottonwood School

Public | K-6 | 486 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 11, 2012

I was not impressed. :( my child learned more in kindergarten attending at Parkside Elementary them he did in first grade at Cottonwood Elementary. At Parkside the teacher sent home a homework folder daily with different paperwork and activities for me to help at home. The only thing my son received from Cottonwood was a 4-5 page book for the week. At report card time I was happy to hear that my son was doing great and excelling at math. However, my work moved me and at his new school my son is required to take a special math class because he Is behind in math. This confirmed my fear that my son was not learning at Cottonwood.


Posted October 19, 2011

The most recent comment stating, "I have never even heard of the problems that this teacher has with both the parents and the student body" really doesn't make sense. If you had not heard of the problems, why are you commenting on them? There is also another 9 of 10 school within 1 mile of Cottonwood, so you have options. Having that out of the way, my experience to this point has been enjoyable. Parental involvement is great! There is a "Dad's Club" that sponsors various events, such as Papa's and Pancakes. The PTA is very active and involved. The school boasts Nationally Board Certified Teachers! It would be nice if more schools would model themselves after Cottonwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2011

we have had a bad teacher at this school for years now. We cannot get rid of her. Several parent have reported problems to the principal and nothing has been done. We cannot get anything done with the district or make any headway with the principal. I have never even heard of the problems that this teacher has with both the parents and the student body. There are several groups trying to make headway on their own to have this teacher removed but it apparently takes dynamite. When your customers are unhappy with the service and its the same employee making everyone angry why cant you fire that employee. I mean come on, its our children!!!! Also 5 percent of the parents do 95 percent of the work. This school has continued to go down hill for the past 4 years. I wish I could get out but I cant afford private and my children have excellent friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

our experience at Cottonwood was bad enough that I drive my child past Cottonwood every day to go to a different school. So do three of my neighbors. However, we do walk there during the summer to play.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2010

Great school. Very happy with my students progression in reading, socializing, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 82% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 92% 78%
Hispanic 3% 15%
Asian 2% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

5205 Holladay Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Phone: (385) 646-4798

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Anchor Christian Academy
Salt Lake City, UT


Oakwood School
Salt Lake City, UT


Howard R Driggs School
Salt Lake City, UT



Morningside School
Salt Lake City, UT


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT