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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+
Cottonwood High School is an above average, public school located in Salt Lake City, UT. It has 1,768 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.
Address
5715 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Telephone
(385) 646-5264

Cottonwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1140
10 responses
Average ACT
24
195 responses
AP Enrollment
35%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$57,662
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,040
National
$949
Median Home Value
$245,300
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 112 responses
Report
  • Prom
    17%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Assemblies
    12%
  • 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
1,768
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
$7,315/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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I love Cottonwood. Despite my immense stress-load, I found that my teachers genuinely care about my success. For example, I had an AP Language teacher last year whole would have us schedule appointments with her so she could get to know us as individuals, and help us improve as students. This helped me so much! Additionally, I love the students at Cottonwood. I am very involved in sports, music, and academic clubs which have allowed me to get to know so many students who have now become my close friends!
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Cottonwood is an amazing school! There is a very diverse population, people and refugees from all over the world speaking over seventy different languages. I have learned how to include and accept people from all religions, races, and ethnicities, try to get them involved, and help them feel welcome in our school community. We constantly hold events that celebrate our diversity and highlight various cultures and their traditions. I love hearing their stories and learning from them to help me change my view of the world and to discover new things. We have a well recognized music program as well as very dedicated sports teams. Overall Cottonwood high school is an amazing school full of talent and creativity.
Cottonwood isn't crazy about diversity, but we have many kids that are bussed up from the Taylorsville area and others. This increases the diversity as a whole. The sport that does the best is currently Baseball. They have all sorts of clubs and activities ranging from sports to Theatre, KPOP Club and many others. They have great resources in their classes including materials for projects and art supplies. If you're thinking about going here. I highly recommend it!