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2740 W Avenue P8

Palmdale, CA 93551

(661) 267-2825

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 511

Students Per Teacher: 27

Parent Reviews

27 Parent Reviews for Cottonwood Elementary School

My daughter is in 4th grade and has been attending Cottonwood since Kindergarten. When she first began attending, I couldn't have been happier with it. Her teacher was wonderful and Mrs. Sour (former principal) was amazing. Over the years and I have become increasingly unhappy with this school. I chose ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/12/14

Our son is in kindergarten and so far, things have been great! We love his teacher and she's very in tune with the kids. I think the reason why we are having a good experience so far is because we are VERY involved with the happenings there. We go to all the functions and meetings as well as make sure ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/30/13

can someone give me a feedback i see alot of bad reviews from a couple of years back how is the school now? im planning to move to a area close by and according to where i will be living this is the closest by is it better now?

Posted by a parent on 01/21/13

The school has its issues, I rate it two stars, because of the overcrowded capacity, teachers are dealing with up to 32 students per class, many of which are unruly, and their hands are tied in ways to deal with them. The office staff has not changed, they are still unprofessional, which is sad, because ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/03/10

I Have my daugther in first grade and I love the School ...Thachers and Principal too..I believe is a great school.

Posted by a parent on 08/08/10

I have had my kids in this school for 3 years and finally pulled them out. The office is rude and the teachers seem so stressed out. The school is so over crowded that lunch time is rushed through and discipline problems are high. A lot of changes need to take place before I ever put my kids back.

Posted by a parent on 08/07/10

Attention parents, if you have read some bad comments about Cottonwood, the only thing that is true is the bad principal. The teachers are wonderful and they try to put this school in a better place. The good news is that we got a new principal, Mrs.Sour. She is very sweet. She is always working hard ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/18/09

This is the worst school my son has ever attended! We have lived in three states and attended four different school districts and I have to say that Cottonwood is horrible. I would never send my child back to this school.

Posted by a parent on 06/12/09

Wonderful teachers and great atmosphere!

Posted by a parent on 06/11/09

i am happy overall with my daughers education here. she has great scores on her tests and she is reading and writing at her level and sometimes above compared to east side school districts this school has a better academic scores, if the parents work with their children too then the important thing is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/22/08

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Test scores for Cottonwood Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Cottonwood Elementary School
Westside Union Elementary School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Palmdale schools — Cottonwood Elementary School is located at 2740 W Avenue P8, Palmdale CA 93551. 2740 W Avenue P8 is in the 93551 ZIP code in Palmdale, CA The school district for Cottonwood Elementary School is the Westside Union Elementary School District. Cottonwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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