Cottonwood Classical Prep

7801 Jefferson St. Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Cottonwood Classical Prep serves 781 students in grades 6-12.
Cottonwood Classical Prep placed in the top 5% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 25%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 58%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 781 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 20% in NM)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥95% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Cottonwood Classical Prep ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

Cottonwood Classical Prep's student population of 781 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
781 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

Cottonwood Classical Prep is ranked within the top 5% of all 217 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood Classical Prep is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#5 out of 217 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
25%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥95%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
12%
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Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
54%
62%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
34%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Graduation Rate
88%
66%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
74%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
1%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cottonwood Classical Prep's ranking?
Cottonwood Classical Prep is ranked #5 out of 217 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in New Mexico.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
65-69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 25% NM state average), while ≥95% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% NM state average).
What is the graduation rate of Cottonwood Classical Prep?
The graduation rate of Cottonwood Classical Prep is 88%, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 66%.
How many students attend Cottonwood Classical Prep?
781 students attend Cottonwood Classical Prep.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Cottonwood Classical Prep students are Hispanic, 34% of students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cottonwood Classical Prep?
Cottonwood Classical Prep has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Cottonwood Classical Prep offer ?
Cottonwood Classical Prep offers enrollment in grades 6-12
What school district is Cottonwood Classical Prep part of?
Cottonwood Classical Prep is part of Albuquerque Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   4/5/2014
third year at school. third child to attend next year. Excellence and academic rigor is priority
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 781 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥95% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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