School Details

Cottonwood Elementary School

925 Farm District Rd, Fernley, NV 89408
(775) 575-3414
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 537 students 17 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

71%
73%
70%
61%
66%
60%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lyon County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
80%
73%
89%
79%
71%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lyon County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cottonwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fernley. The principal of Cottonwood Elementary School is Jake Chapin. 537 students go to Cottonwood Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 7% of the Cottonwood Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 38% of the 537 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Cottonwood Elementary School is 17:1. Fernley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 68% 70%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 4%
Hispanic 21% 21%
Asian 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 38%
Limited English proficiency 7% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my son's first year at Cottonwood. He is in the 1st grade. His teachers are wonderful. They communicate well and address any concerns I have in a timely manner. The front office staff and the nurse are also very friendly. The PTA puts on fun events such as Family Bingo Night. My only complaint about Cottonwood is that there is no PE program. With the obesity epidemic in our country I believe that nutrition and physical education should be high priorities in our schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with the last poster CES is a great school. You should see when they are handing out the Principal's Award (All A's) and the Honor Roll (A's and B's) it takes the principal quite a bit of time to call all the awardees because there are so many of them and only for 2 grade levels. These excellent grades are manifested as well with the CRT results for the school. I am glad my child was transferred to CES 3 years ago because the faculty and principals sure are doing things the right way.

  • (6 years ago)

    Cottonwood is a great school. The staff is dedicated to the students and truly believe in doing what is best for kids. Not only are CES' test scores some of the highest in Lyon County but the caring atmosphere is felt the moment you enter the school. I truly believe that my daughter's two first grade teachers care for her almost as much as I do. They are fantastic! The teachers are amazing and the principals are approachable and easy to talk to. I would recommend this school to anybody!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending this school since K and she is now in grade 3. I have nothing but good things to say about this school. The teachers are very helpful as to seeing that your child obtains what is expected of him or her. Great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Good School. Safe environment

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very impressed with the school and the staff including both principals.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think this is a wonderful school. The principal is clueless but the teachers are A++!

  • (9 years ago)

    this is an outstanding school with a great staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. Very interactive and a great learning environment.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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