Cottonwood High School in Murray, UT - Niche

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Cottonwood High School is a public school in Murray, Utah. It has 1,544 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 58% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 218 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 218 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Our school is very diverse because we bring in many refugees and immigrants. The teachers do a good job at including them and helping them understand the best they can. It can be difficult, especially when they don't speak English very well, but the teachers handle it fairly well.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school is the best school in Salt Lake City. The education is awesome and the athletics are great also. The parents contribute a lot making this school still up and running.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers here at Cottonwood are very nice and they love being here to teach all of their students. It is a great environment to be in and I wouldn't move to a different school.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I feel very protected by our staff
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I don't notice other parents help

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Hillcrest High School 2 mi. 2,306
3.33 Murray High School 2 mi. 1,434
3.00 Brighton High School 3 mi. 2,087
3.66 Olympus High School 3 mi. 1,582
4.00 Skyline High School 4 mi. 1,446

Around Cottonwood High School

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Cottonwood High School United States Brighton High School Hillcrest High School Murray High School Olympus High School Skyline High School
White 55.0% 51.0% 84.0% 64.0% 76.0% 83.0% 83.0%
Hispanic 23.0% 25.0% 6.0% 22.0% 14.0% 6.0% 5.0%
Asian 10.0% 4.8% 2.0% 5.0% 2.0% 4.0% 8.0%
African American 4.0% 15.0% 0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 2.0% 0.4% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 4.0% 4.0% 2.0% 0% 0%


Grade 10 35.0%
Grade 11 33.6%
Grade 12 31.4%

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 27 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 21% Friendly
  • 21% Diverse
  • 19% Many clubs
  • 17% Opportunities to be involved in what you love
  • 16% Teachers
  • 5% Dances
  • 2% Theater!

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 25% The heating and cooling system needs help.
  • 19% Old building
  • 19% Faculty favors sports and sbos. Unequal treatment.
  • 16% The bathrooms are always out of soap
  • 12% The football coaches are new, the team needs help.
  • 6% It's big, it can be hard to get to class on time.
  • 3% Writings on bathroom stalls.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 16 responses

  • 69% The diversity
  • 19% The lack of discrimination among social groups.
  • 12% It's a college campus

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Welcoming
  • 31% Accepting
  • 12% Leaders
  • 12% Swaggy

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 86% The building layout
  • 14% Stay focus and there are many opppurtunities

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 22% I love everything about this school.
  • 72% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.