Cottonwood High School (Murray, Utah)

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Cottonwood High School
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Address
5715 South 1300 East
Murray, Utah 84121
Coordinates 40°38′50″N 111°51′08″W / 40.64722°N 111.85222°W / 40.64722; -111.85222Coordinates: 40°38′50″N 111°51′08″W / 40.64722°N 111.85222°W / 40.64722; -111.85222
Information
Type Public
School district Granite School District
Principal Terri Roylance
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1276[1] (2015-2016, grades 10-12)
Color(s) Black, gold, and white
Athletics conference 5A, Region III
Mascot Colts
Website
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Cottonwood High School is a public high school located in Murray, Utah, United States. The current enrollment is nearly 1700 and represents many ethnic groups. The school offers traditional schooling for grades nine through twelve. A portion of the building is also leased to Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science (AMES), a charter high school.

History[edit]

The school's mascot is the Cottonwood Colt and its colors are black, white and gold. Cottonwood High School is one of nine senior high schools in the Granite School District.

The building features what is rumored to be the largest high school auditorium west of the Mississippi River with a maximum capacity of 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 in the auditorium each December. The facilities are used year-round for city-wide events, 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 (including the lunch area), 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 (before the class of 2005).


Academics[edit]

Advanced Placement classes offered at Cottonwood High School include:

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature & Composition
  • European History
  • French Language
  • Government & Politics: Comparative
  • Government & Politics: United States
  • Music Theory
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art: 2D-Design
  • AP art: 2D-Design
  • AP art: 3D Design
  • Studio Art: 3D-Design
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • United States History
  • World History

Honors courses include:

  • Mathematics: Honors Algebra, Honors Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry, Honors Geometry, CC Mathematics (through Salt Lake Community College)
  • Science: Honors Physics, Honors Chemistry, Honors Biology
  • English: Honors English Sophomore, Honors English Junior
  • World Languages: American Sign Language, CC Spanish, CC French, Latin
  • Business: Academy of Finance, CC Computer Technology
  • Fine Arts: CC Calligraphy, CC Drawing

Clubs and organizations[edit]

  • A'Capella, a concert choir
  • Anime & Otaku
  • Art club
  • Colt Roundup, a nationally awarded school newspaper
  • Concert Band
  • Dance Company
  • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
  • Famila, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • Forensics (Debate)
  • French Committee
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Jazz Band
  • KOLT News, the school's broadcasting team
  • Madrigals, a choir program
  • Math, Engineering & Science Achievement (MESA)
  • Math Club
  • Men's Choir
  • Mixed Choir
  • National Honors Society (NHS)
  • Orchestra
  • Parent, Teacher & Student Association (PTSA)
  • Service Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Conservation Alliance (SCA)
  • Theatre Society
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Women's Choir
  • Yearbook
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans

Athletics[edit]

Several teams are state champions.[which?]

  • Baseball (boys')
  • Basketball (boys' & girls')
  • Cheerleading (boys' & girls')
  • Drill a.k.a. Chapparrals (Girls')
  • Cross Country (boys' & girls')
  • Football (boys')
  • Golf (boys' & girls')
  • Hockey (boys' & girls')
  • Lacrosse (boys' & girls')
  • The Biking of Mountains
  • Soccer (boys' & girls')
  • Softball (girls')
  • Swimming (boys' & girls')
  • Track & Field (boys' & girls')
  • Tennis (boys' & girls')
  • Ultimate Frisbee (boys' & girls')
  • Volleyball (girls')
  • Water Polo (boys' & girls')
  • Wrestling (boys')

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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