500 E. Mingus Avenue
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Cottonwood Middle School serves 446 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Cottonwood Middle School's student population of 446 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
446 students
This chart display total students of Cottonwood Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Cottonwood Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Cottonwood Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Cottonwood Middle School by grade.

School Rankings

The diversity score of Cottonwood Middle School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
26%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cottonwood Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
23%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cottonwood Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Cottonwood Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Cottonwood Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Cottonwood Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Hispanic
47%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Cottonwood Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Cottonwood Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
49%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Cottonwood Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Cottonwood Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Arizona by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cottonwood Middle School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score
0.54
This chart display the diversity score of Cottonwood Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Cottonwood Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cottonwood Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

Review Cottonwood Middle 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

40% of Teachers Call in Sick in Wisconsin
40% of Teachers Call in Sick in Wisconsin
What happens when nearly half of a state's teachers call in "sick" for school? Learn about the turmoil between legislators and the teachers union in Wisconsin and how the rallies, protests, and fighting will set precedence for other budget-strapped states.
10 Best SAT Prep Methods
10 Best SAT Prep Methods
The SATs are a make or break exam for high school students. Check out the 10 best ways to prepare for the big test.
Common Mental Health Problems in School Children and How to Address Them
Common Mental Health Problems in School Children and How to Address Them
Millions of people struggle with mental health issues on a daily basis, but no one wants to think that these issues might affect children. As a parent, it is your responsibility to know what your child needs and to provide it. This includes identifying problem behaviors and seeking treatment when your child needs help.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 446 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 50% in AZ)

Related School Videos

Quick Links