Cottonwood High School in Murray, UT - Niche

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Cottonwood High School is a public school in Murray, Utah. It has 1,670 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 66% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 199 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5715 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(385) 646-5264

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3.9 from 199 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: I wasn't terribly involved over on this side of things, but what I did use was high quality, and it was awesome. Our school had tons of school spirit, and it was as if there was an electric current that ran through all of us on game days.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: I did not have a teacher I didn't like. I learned much, and I still utilize many of the things that I learned with them in my everyday life.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: The school is really good about keeping things as they should be. The counselors can be good, although mine kind of failed me a bit in the fact that I wanted to get some credit changed to a different type of credit so that I could graduate. The only downside was that my counselor didn't even go to the meeting, and it wasn't a place that I could attend either.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I would love to go to this school again. I had wonderful friends, great teachers, and a time to develop into the person I am today. I loved how big the school was, namely the auditorium size.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: I was part of almost all of the art related things, as well as being in young democrats, and some other student started clubs. The faculty was awesome in being supportive of what we wanted to do, and would be very willing to advise. Many of my best memories in high school come from being in the theater society and in the school's madrigals. It was a wonderful time.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Bonneville Junior High School 1 mi. 848
3.00 Hillcrest High School 2 mi. 1,594
3.00 Murray High School 2 mi. 1,505
2.66 Brighton High School 3 mi. 1,692
2.33 Union Middle School 3 mi. 875

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Cottonwood High School United States Bonneville Junior High School Brighton High School Hillcrest High School Murray High School Union Middle School
White 60.0% 51.6% 70.0% 86.0% 71.0% 78.0% 73.0%
Hispanic 22.0% 24.5% 17.0% 5.0% 16.0% 13.0% 16.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.7% 2.0% 2.0% 4.0% 2.0% 1.0%
African American 4.0% 15.2% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 2.0% 0.4% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 2.0% 2.0% 3.0% 0% 2.0%


Grade 10 35.8%
Grade 11 32.3%
Grade 12 31.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 26% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 25% Friendly
  • 25% Diverse
  • 18% Many clubs
  • 14% Teachers
  • 14% Opportunities to be involved in what you love
  • 4% Theater!

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 25% The heating and cooling system needs help.
  • 20% The bathrooms are always out of soap
  • 15% Old building
  • 15% Faculty favors sports and sbos. Unequal treatment.
  • 15% The football coaches are new, the team needs help.
  • 10% It's big, it can be hard to get to class on time.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% The diversity
  • 22% It's a college campus
  • 22% The lack of discrimination among social groups.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Welcoming
  • 33% Accepting
  • 22% Swaggy

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 100% The building layout

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 33% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.