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Cottonwood High School is a public high school located in Murray, Utah. Founded in 1970 after the Granite School District condemned the property and obtained the land from farmers, it is regarded as one of Utah's best high schools for its highly regarded campus and strong academic institution. The current enrollment is just above 1,500 with many ethnic groups represented. It hosts traditional schooling, grades 10-12, as well as a public charter school, the Academy for Math, Engineering, & Science which utilizes unused school space.
The mascot is the Cottonwood Colt and the school colors are Gold, Black, and White. Cottonwood High School belongs to the Granite School District.
The building features what is rumored to be the largest high school auditorium in America west of the Mississippi River (maximum capacity is just over 3,000). Because of the auditorium's size, it has been used for many concerts and public functions over the years. The annual production of Michael McLean's The Forgotten Carols is held there in December every year. The auditorium has hosted concerts for, among others, Gordon Lightfoot, William Hung, GG Allin, Van Halen and Tori Amos who actually attended Cottonwood. The facilities are also used year-round for many city-wide events, a night school for adults, summer school for young children, and other activities.
The building has an innovative layout which includes an open air courtyard, several atriums and gifts from graduating classes, the most visible of which are a bronze statue of a colt located near the lunchroom and the school's seal in tilework in the main foyer. Seniors at Cottonwood take great pride in the seal and were so enthusiastic in punishing anyone who dared walk across it that it was enclosed in a small guardrail. It is surrounded by display cases filled with the various honors won by the student body over the years.
Competitively, Cottonwood has established a reputation of perennial excellence. It receives state wide merit in music, forensics, drama, science, mathematics, publications, business, trades & technology, and foreign languages to make the school a very viable opponent in competitions.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT classes offered at Cottonwood High School include:
HONORS COURSES include:
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS include:
The athletics in Cottonwood High School are tremendous in size and in force. Several teams are state champions and others are ever-growing who are to be reckoned by other teams.