Cottonwood High School

663 Houston St, Cottonwood, AL 36320 | (334) 691-2587
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Student Enrollment: 732
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4.5 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Mrs Judy Carol Fowler
  • Fax: (334) 691-4200
  • Website: www.hcboe.us
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Shared Time School
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 732
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 44.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 383 (52.3%)
  • Females: 343 (46.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 68 (9.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 460 (62.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 528 (72.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Cottonwood High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black12817.5%
Asian20.3%
Hispanic111.5%
White58579.9%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Cottonwood High School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten20.3%
Kindergarten517.0%
1st Grade669.0%
2nd Grade506.8%
3rd Grade537.2%
4th Grade658.9%
5th Grade557.5%
6th Grade608.2%
7th Grade628.5%
8th Grade587.9%
9th Grade598.1%
10th Grade577.8%
11th Grade527.1%
12th Grade425.7%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

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8 reviews for Cottonwood High School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on July 07, 2011
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • MY CHILDREN HAVE ATTENDED COTTONWOOD HIGH SCHOOL FOR THREE YEARS. I LOVE THE CONVENIENCE OF BOTH CHILDREN GOING TO ONE LOCATION. HOWEVER, THE PARENT- TEACHER COMMUNICATION NEEDS IMPROVEMENT. THE SCHOOL NEEDS TO BE REMODELED AND THE NEED FOR BOOKS AND EQUIPMENT IS IN GREAT DEMAND. MAYBE IT IS TIME FOR A NEW ADMINISTRATION! HOWEVER, MY KIDS ENJOY IT. PRAY FOR FUNDS NOT TO BE USED FOR FOOTBALL.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 29, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I WENT TO COTTONWOOD HIGH SCHOOL ALONG WITH ME BROTHERS AND SISTER . ALSO MY CHILDERN WENT THERE. I LOVED IT AND MY CHILDERN LOVED IT .I THANK IT IS THE BEST SCHOOL AROUND
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 29, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Wouldn't send my Children anywhere else. I don't think they could get a better high school experience. Good education? Absolutley! Friends that will last a life time? Without a doubt!
  • Reviewed by Student on April 08, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I believe that the Cottonwood High School is a great place to be. So, maybe the school doesn't offer very many Extra Co. classes. Maybe that is what I believe needs to be improved. I would like a better variety to choose from.

    It deserves an A
  • Reviewed by Student on March 06, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Cottonwood high school is a very good school to attend. I have attended here since I was in second grade and currently I am a freshman.

    Cottonwood doesn't have many people so everyone pretty much knows everyone.

    There are only two things I would change, some of the teachers and a better variety of classes to choose from.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 02, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My daughter loves her school. I think it beats Rehobeth.
  • Reviewed by Student on June 04, 2008
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i have attended Cottonwood High since well into the first grade. I am now going into my senior year. I, for one, adore Cottonwood. At one point in my life, I had a trying situation occur. It was then the Cottonwood school and community pulled together and gave their up most support. As far as friendliness this school deserves an A++. :-D
    Now to academics. I feel the school could do more on their part to raise scores on county wide exams and such. Cottonwood is indeed a poor school that is widely frowned upon. I feel as though if the school were to receive a little more money from the state each year, then we could most definitely reach our standards or even surpass them! One of my other few complaints about the school is they have their priorities a little out of whack! I mean none of the restrooms have locks, but a motion activated towel dispenser has been installed! what? We need new books in the classrooms but over $1,000 was spent on new laptops, to replace the new flat-screens in the labs! why?
    I do believe that teachers may need to spend more time with students and I think students need to be easier on teachers. Lets all give each other breaks and go by the phrase Hakunna Me tata! God bless!
  • Reviewed by Student on October 07, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think this school leaves a lot to be desired. The students are not very good, maybe because the school isn't very good, and it's not the same as going to school in other states. I've been to my share of schools, and even one in this district are better. If we could shape up the school, the students would get better, therefore children might actually want to attend this school, and maybe the state would offer more money to this school. I just think Cottonwood needs to really think about how it could get better, because it obviously needs to get better.
    Thanks,
    Cottonwood Student

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Cottonwood High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on AHSGE and ARMT state exams in the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Language
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

AHSGE - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Biology Test
201089.8%94.7%93.3%
200985.7%87.5%87.6%
200880.0%71.0%72.6%
 
Language Test
201077.1%75.5%78.5%
200974.0%81.1%81.8%
200874.4%74.7%77.0%
 
Math Test
201083.7%86.5%84.3%
200988.0%87.5%85.6%
200892.9%89.0%84.0%
 
Reading Test
201081.6%82.8%81.8%
200976.0%81.4%81.6%
200881.4%80.0%81.2%
 
Social Studies Test
201083.7%77.2%73.1%
200984.0%77.6%78.9%
200879.1%71.2%72.6%
 
Science Test
200970.0%76.5%75.8%
200881.4%81.6%81.2%
 

Grade 12 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Biology Test
201095.0%92.8%94.0%
 
Language Test
201090.2%90.7%91.1%
200993.0%93.2%92.8%
200896.3%92.6%94.5%
 
Math Test
201092.7%93.8%94.7%
200997.6%97.1%95.4%
200898.2%92.6%95.5%
 
Reading Test
201092.7%94.3%93.6%
200995.4%94.9%94.2%
200898.2%93.4%95.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201092.7%88.4%90.5%
200993.0%90.0%91.6%
200892.6%90.9%93.0%
 
Science Test
200990.7%94.4%93.6%
200898.2%93.6%95.2%
 

ARMT - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201089.3%83.1%80.1%
200990.8%80.3%79.4%
200879.0%77.3%77.7%
 
Reading Test
201092.9%87.5%86.6%
200989.2%89.0%85.8%
200889.5%85.5%85.4%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201086.8%81.5%81.3%
200992.2%77.8%79.1%
200884.6%71.5%78.9%
 
Reading Test
201091.2%87.0%86.7%
200996.1%87.2%86.5%
200898.1%87.7%86.1%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201093.0%88.9%82.6%
200996.2%85.6%79.9%
200892.3%84.0%78.0%
 
Reading Test
201093.0%85.8%85.6%
200994.2%89.0%84.7%
200888.5%89.0%84.4%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201094.9%78.2%76.9%
200992.6%76.2%74.9%
200887.0%67.0%71.9%
 
Reading Test
201087.9%87.3%86.1%
200988.9%87.8%86.2%
200887.0%84.5%86.6%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201072.3%62.9%68.8%
200974.1%62.6%65.8%
200889.1%68.1%61.3%
 
Reading Test
201078.1%82.2%83.0%
200972.2%81.8%81.3%
200883.9%82.4%79.1%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201078.2%74.3%78.6%
200981.0%77.6%73.8%
200891.4%74.7%68.1%
 
Reading Test
201067.3%73.9%73.5%
200974.1%78.7%74.9%
200877.6%75.8%73.9%
 
Source: AL Department of Education 2009-2010

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