Cottonwood Elementary School

8850 Cottonwood, Hesperia, CA 92345 | (760) 949-1390
  • Grades: KG-6
  • Student Enrollment: 920
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3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 920
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 32.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 28.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 511 (55.5%)
  • Females: 409 (44.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 119 (12.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 456 (49.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 575 (62.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Cottonwood Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian60.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Cottonwood Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade11812.8%
2nd Grade11112.1%
3rd Grade14415.7%
4th Grade15917.3%
5th Grade12914.0%
6th Grade14015.2%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 95.2%
Number of Certificated Staff: 44.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 10.0
Average Age
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Cottonwood Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 06, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My child has been attending this school for years. My student's math skills at enrollment were proficient, and have gone downhill every year of attendance at this school. We have never had a teacher here who can teach math in a clear, accurate, or retentive manner. They cater to the few extremely disruptive students by not handing down the same consequences to them as every other child. These few who are catered to use the f word word daily and receive no punishment. Children are not encouraged or taught to wash their hands before eating lunch. Besides a few select parents, parents generally do not feel a part of their child's community here. There is no inclusiveness. If you are not in their circle, you are not included in your child's education here. The school website is not utilized or updated with pertinent information.
    Teachers do not respond to messages about their students. Students are treated with disrespect on the playground and at lunch by bossy proctors who like to boss little ones around for no apparent reason. They are there to supervise them, not act like army sergeants, nor to belittle, hassle, or intimidate these little children. In the mornings before school, children waiting to enter the school grounds are kept outside the gate until 7:15am as approaching cars race by them. The children would be safer waiting inside the gate, on the other side of the fencing, to protect them from any possible runaway vehicle that could strike them. Making them wait on the sidewalk along side the busy street is not the safest approach. Clearly, the safety, well-being, and academic growth of students is not a priority here. They use state test scores to assign grades to students. The music teacher makes nasty remarks to the kids so they wont want to come to music anymore and his class will be smaller. Check the school's API scores.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 25, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is a great school. My kids have learned a lot since they have been there. The teachers and staff are very helpful.

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