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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Cottage Grove High School is an above average, public school located in Cottage Grove, OR. It has 774 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
1375 S River Rd
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Telephone
(541) 942-3391
Website
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Cottage Grove High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
87 responses
Average ACT
28
5 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,436
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$858
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Football games
    25%
  • Band
    20%
  • Homecoming parade
    15%
  • School dances
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Baseball games
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
774
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,833
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,391/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Cottage Grove High School Reviews

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Cottage grove high school is a beautiful place. The staff is outstanding. Never have I felt so loved and supported by so many teachers consistently. There’s not a single staff member there who isn’t full of positivity and helpfulness and sincerity in their teaching. I’m so lucky to have been a student at such a wonderful place! And the classes there! So much variety, so many programs unavailable to other schools in the area. Truly can not recommend this school enough!
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I am a current student at CGHS and have been for a bit over a year. My experience altogether has been a good one; most of the teachers genuinely care about their students and their success and the school has a fairly accepting environment to it. I feel like most students feel like they at least somewhat belong somewhere there, at least as much as high school students can. The administration could use some work though. Certain administrators do not work well with the students or parents/guardians of students and are dishonest, disrespectful, and unfair. Many students have opinions differing from mine due to other personal experiences that have been negative, ie: experiences in certain classes/with certain teachers, or experiences with the administration. The only negative experiences I've had have been with the administration.
There's a certain appeal to a small school: you know everyone, and everyone knows you. However, that can also be the downfall. For the most part, I see it as a positive aspect; it gives me an opportunity to feel like a part of a tight-knit community, and I can interact with a variety of people from day-to-day. The teachers are fantastic, and I've had only a few problems with the administration.