Cottonwood High School (Murray, Utah)

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Cottonwood High School
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5715 South 1300 East

Coordinates40°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
School districtGranite School District
PrincipalTerri Roylance
Enrollment1,768 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Black, gold, and white
Athletics conference5A, Region III

Cottonwood High School is a public high school located in Murray, Utah, United States. The school was founded by Diblow Stott in 1969; 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.


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 includes a large auditorium 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 citywide events, night school for adults, summer school for young children, and other activities.[citation needed] It was founded by Tyson Burton in 1970 after Granite School District condemned the property and obtained the land from farmers who had purchased the land from Native Americans.

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).

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)
  • Family, 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 Honor 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


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]


  1. ^ "Cottonwood High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cottonwood High School

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