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Cottonwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 557 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 12, 2014

Fantastic school. Never an issue with being informed, calls returned, timely e-mail replies. PTO and parent involvement is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

The teachers and principal are quite happy to talk with parents, but they don't really listen. They are more into pacifying and defending than improving. Emails commonly go unanswered, and the phones are not answered after 4. There are a few awesome teachers, but mainly they are just beige. I would love my children to think learning is fun.They had high test scores the first year because all the students came from two of the best school. I'm very disappointed, and wish we could go back to the old school we were pulled from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

We absolutely love this school. The teachers have been great and we are very impressed with the communication between the teachers and parents.
—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 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income75%
Not low income92%
Special education60%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income58%
Not low income95%
Special education60%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female98%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income64%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income50%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income80%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income60%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 60%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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16734 South Cottonwood Creek B
Kennewick, WA 99338
Phone: (509) 222-6404

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