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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 172 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 172 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: I really like how they appreciate me for who I am.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Cottonwood High School has so many people from so many countries. Almost all have their own cultures and religious and their own family backgrounds, but this school do not look at that way, meaning that, they don't stop anyone getting the same opportunities that others do just because of their races. They engage everyone to have to take the opportunities, learn something that is useful in future and enjoy at the same time. They treat everyone equally and that is the best part of this school.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Administration & Policies: All the staffs who works there are extremely wonderful and helpful. They have the very strict rules and regulations.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: I am originally from Nepal. I been in Unite State for about 5 years. I always had languages problem and still do, but even though I was always been able to involved in different kinds of activities. Cottonwood High School have gave me the great opportunities in every great fields. I am so thankful for all the ones who had always supported me, mostly my theatre teacher, Mr. Adam.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: There are a variety of classes and level of classes helping everyone feel welcome and comfortable

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

Around Cottonwood High School

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


Male 50%
Female 49%


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 17 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 26% Friendly
  • 26% Diverse
  • 21% Many clubs
  • 16% Opportunities to be involved in what you love
  • 11% Teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 29% The heating and cooling system needs help.
  • 14% Old building
  • 14% Faculty favors sports and sbos. Unequal treatment.
  • 14% The bathrooms are always out of soap
  • 14% The football coaches are new, the team needs help.
  • 14% It's big, it can be hard to get to class on time.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% The diversity
  • 33% The lack of discrimination among social groups.
  • 17% It's a college campus

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Welcoming
  • 29% Swaggy
  • 29% Accepting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 100% The building layout

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 7 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 6 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.