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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Cottonwood Classical Preparatory Academy is a top rated, public, charter school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 734 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Cottonwood Classical Preparatory Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1240
30 responses
Average ACT
25
50 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$55,657
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Median Home Value
$192,146
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Gravity Park Lock In
    29%
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • Senior Prank
    14%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
734
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.8%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Cottonwood Classical Preparatory Academy Reviews

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Such a great school. Very well organized and professional. Students are taught to take responsibility for their education. Classes are challenging and the variety of classes, activities, clubs and sports are what make my children look forward to school each day. Students are taught to discuss and debate using the Socratic Seminar method. There’s a good reason this school is #1. Teachers and staff do such an amazing job. Starting in 6th grade, the students are being prepared to think about their long-term education. College readiness is at the forefront. By 8th grade, they receive high school credits, as they move toward an IB classes in high school. You can tell they are passionate about their profession and it reflects well upon the student body. Can’t recommend this school enough!
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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!
Cottonwood Classical has provided my daughter with a quality education. She is far more prepared for college than either of her older sisters were, neither of whom attended Cottonwood.