5715 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Cottonwood High School serves 1,742 students in grades 9-12.
Cottonwood High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Utah for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Utah state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Cottonwood High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Utah for:

School Overview

Cottonwood High School's student population of 1,742 students has grown by 34% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,742 students
This chart display total students of Cottonwood High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Cottonwood High School
Total Classroom Teachers (17-18)
71 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Cottonwood High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Cottonwood High School by grade.

School Rankings

Cottonwood High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 959 schools in Utah (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cottonwood High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (UT)
Overall Testing Rank
#872 out of 959 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Cottonwood High School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cottonwood High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Utah by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cottonwood High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Utah by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
17:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Cottonwood High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
3%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Cottonwood High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
7%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Cottonwood High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
29%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Cottonwood High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
8%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Cottonwood High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
49%
74%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Cottonwood High School and the percentage of White public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Cottonwood High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Cottonwood High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cottonwood High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in UT.
Diversity Score
0.67
This chart display the diversity score of Cottonwood High School and the public school average diversity score of Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
79%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Cottonwood High School and public school graduation rate of Utah by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
28%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Cottonwood High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cottonwood High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, UT Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My kids have gone to Cottonwood and the have great leadership at the school. They have a great music program and they care about the students.
- Posted by
2  
Cottonwood High School is rapidly going downhill. The special education department is awful. They have no idea what they are doing, they do not work with the children that need special attention, they ignore IEP's and try to get by with spending as little time and money as possible. Absolutely horrendous. We have changed schools and I wouldn't send a child there nor recommend it to anyone.
- Posted by

Review Cottonwood High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Common Behavioral Issues in School-Age Children and How Alternative Schools Can Help
Common Behavioral Issues in School-Age Children and How Alternative Schools Can Help
Being a parent is never easy, but some children are more challenging than others. If you're concerned that your child's behavioral issues might be more than just temporary, consider whether an alternative school might be the next move.
Signs of Sex Abuse at School: What Parents Should Know
Signs of Sex Abuse at School: What Parents Should Know
Nearly 10% of students will encounter sexual misconduct at school. Make sure you know how to protect your child and recognize the signs of potential sex abuse.
Denver Public Schools Buck Trend, Plug School-to-Prison Pipeline
Denver Public Schools Buck Trend, Plug School-to-Prison Pipeline
In a district where progressive discipline policies are already the norm, Denver Public Schools seek to limit student exposure to the criminal justice system, rather than criminalize student behavior.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,742 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 79% (Btm 50% in UT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 5%)

Quick Links