Cottonwood Elementary


Phone: (307) 253-4700

School Website

Principal: Brian Doner

Office Manager: Jackie Shaffer

Address: 1230 West 15th St., Casper, 82601







2016-17 School Motto

We are BETTER together!

Cottonwood Vision

Cottonwood School exists to create responsible, independent students who have the knowledge and attitude to be successful in an ever-changing world.

Cottonwood Mission

The heart of Cottonwood Elementary is to create a caring community of learners through relationships, relevance, and rigor… One student at a time.


School Wide Curriculum

Common Core based Reading Instruction

Common Core based Math Instruction

District Adopted “My Math” Resource (New 2013-14)

Standards Based Social Studies, Science, Health, Fine and Performing Arts and Physical Education

SALSA Spanish (Video Series) K-2

Bully Proofing Program


Special Education Model of Instructional Delivery

Response to Intervention Tutoring: Inclusion/Pullout

Primary and Intermediate:  Inclusion Support/ Resource Classes

Primary and Intermediate:  Functional Life Skills Classes



Students may participate in a variety of after school clubs including:

Spelling Bee, Art Club, Cooking Club, Technology Club, Coding Club, Destination Imagination Club, Tennis Club and Choir and Drum Club. After school tutoring support is provided through a Bridges grant for support with reading and math needs.  4th and 5th graders may participate in volleyball, basketball and track through the Casper Recreation Center.


Cottonwood provides two half-day sections of preschool

8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

12:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


School Hours:

Supervision: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

School Hours: 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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