Cottonwood Community Day is located in Campo, CA and is one of 18 schools in Mountain Empire Unified School District. It is a alt. school that serves 12 students in grades 8-11.
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems.
Cottonwood Community Day made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of California in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Cottonwood Community Day's test results to learn more about school performance.
Student Economic Level (2011)
In 2011, Cottonwood Community Day had 75% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. California had 53% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Mountain Empire Unified spends $6,733 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 59% on instruction, 37% on support services, 4% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Mountain Empire Unified District
In 2010, Cottonwood Community Day had 8 students for every full-time equivalent teacher.
The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is used to measure student mastery of specific skills as determined by the state. Students must pass both sections of the exam in order to graduate from high school.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Each student is assessed in grade 10 in English language arts and math. Students can retake the exam up to five times after grade 10.
How is it Scored?
The CAHSEE is an untimed pass/fail test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.