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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Cottonwood Classical Preparatory Academy is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 700 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
About Cottonwood Classical Preparatory Academy...
Address
7801 Jefferson St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Telephone
(505) 998-1021

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
20 responses
Average ACT
25
36 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,372
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Median Home Value
$181,341
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
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Students

Diversity
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Students
700
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.8%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
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It was great in the academic aspect. They didn’t have many sports, although they have been getting more sports and clubs over time. The teachers there are amazing!
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Cottonwood has made me a more open minded person who is more willing to accept the opinions and views of others. I came to Cottonwood from another IB school in Europe, thinking that because I had lived in Belgium that I was so cultured and elite. I didn’t have the rude and elitist mindset, but I was excited to tell people where I’d been. When I came to Cottonwood I realized that I wasn’t that special, a lot of people had traveled out of the country and they all had this open-minded air about them that I admired. After being at cottonwood for three years I became very open minded and accepting of everyone and their beliefs and opinions. I spent less time trying to prove I was someone worth being interested in and more time being interested in others and I think that’s a very rare thing to get from your highschool.
Cottonwood Classical is a very good school academically and the small class sizes benefit the students, by giving them one on one with their teachers. Cottonwood is a rigorous school in part because it is an International Baccalaureate school. This gives the students a head above other students when entering college.