B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
5715 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Telephone
(385) 646-5264

Cottonwood High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1200
7 responses
Average ACT
24
135 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Prom
    19%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Assemblies
    14%
  • Senior Dinner Dance
    12%
  • Musical
    11%
  • Powder Puff
    10%
  • Club Field Trips
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,447
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.5%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$7,242/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Cottonwood High School Reviews

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Cottonwood has always been the school I wanted to go to ever since I was just a little 7th grader. When I got approved to go there, because I was over of the boundaries, I was so excited! I am now a senior and I have really enjoyed everything that I have done while I have been at Cottonwood. I took part in being on the soccer team, which was such an amazing experience for me. I made so many friends. All of the teachers were amazing at doing what they do. I haven't met anyone at that school that wasn't willing to help those that needed it out.
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Cottonwood is an outstanding school to fit any students needs! They have an amazing music program that recently placed 1st in nationals, an engineering team who also has taken first in nationals numerous years as well as the drill team. You are able to be challenged and the staff works great with all of the students! Great environment and great teahers!
My Sophomore and Junior year of Cottonwood High School were great. The administration was great, I was apart of a great program the Drill Team. It was such a great experience, all the students Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors were very welcoming and it was a great atmosphere. My Senior year was my worst year at Cottonwood High School. They changed the administration. All the administration that was there my whole year of High School got transferred to other schools, and the new administration that we got in replace were not as great as the ones who left.