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Cottonwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 5, 2014

Cold and negative place for some. Others have had more positive experiences. Parents are often seen as something to be dealt with rather than the ones who know a child best. Behavior problems are an issue. Children who act up all the time and do things like rip things off the walls and knock over furniture get special rewards. Mrs. Trujillo is wonderful though and a very positive addition to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

My son is in a FLS Class and the school itself including front office, teachers, aids, and principal have all been more than wonderful. I highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2012

Very disappointed my daughter is in kindergarten staff is very hateful and teachers aren't very helpful. My daughter got hurt on the playground didn't even get to see the nurse. (not the nurses fault) My daughter had two years of preschool and was almost reading at the end of last year now for some reason she isn't even interested in writing her name it is very sad. But I do love some of the activities this school offers like bingo for books which is a very good idea.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

This school cannot get their policies straight. They enforce them only about 10 % of the time and the children walk all over the faculty. There is little supervision on the playgrounds. Children come home learning way too much adult language. Parents are not welcomed into the building to view their children in a classroom setting but only harassed and followed around while we observe our own children. We are only allowed to visit our children with a phone call warning to the school or at certain times of the day. This school has huge discrimination issues!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted82%

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female45%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant74%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted74%

Reading

All Students64%
Female73%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant64%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 80%
Hispanic 13% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 3%
Black 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1230 West 15th St
Casper, WY 82604
Phone: (307) 253-4700

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