66 out of 10GreatSchools

Cottage Hill Elementary School

Grass Valley, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 406


Cottage Hill Elementary School
22600 Kingston Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-2808
Cottage Hill Elementary School is located in Grass Valley, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Two or more races

Reviews12 Reviews

This is my daughters first year at Cottage Hill. We have experienced a welcoming attitude from the staff, teachers, parents and kids. My daughter loves it here. Thank you for offering a safe, sound academic environment for the kids.
I would rather avoid writing negative comments about public institutions like schools, yet I cannot keep quiet about this particular institution. It would appear that the spirit of Cottage Hill School is the “enforcement of the school rules” rather than the education and formation of the young minds. A five year old will be punished for a minor infraction without any effort on part of the teacher or, specially, the principal, to make her/him understand the impact of his/her actions. The teacher, with full support from the principal, brands the child and stereotypes him/her according to the teacher’s miopíc view. There is very little effort to LISTEN to the child or to the parent. I have heard parents comment that their child “doesn’t want to go to school,” “is afraid of going to school,” “hates the teacher.” This is not the environment in which any child should spend a large part of her/his day. If you have a choice, do your child and yourself a favor and avoid Cottage Hill School.
We are so happy to finally be done with this school. The principal offers poor leadership and almost Fosters a gossipy environment among the adults working and volunteering at the school. My children were so unhappy here and hated going. After 2 years of attending we finally switched and they are all thriving academically and socially at their new school. Cottage Hill lacks an appreciation for individuality so if you think your child might break out of the cookie mold this place may not be a good fit for him or her. The one anomaly to the school is Mrs. Mertens, the preschool teacher. She is incredible with children and offers amazing techniques to help them pick up on Concepts. Not to mention the children absolutely love her. This school is very lucky to have her.
Worst school experience I have ever had for my child. They offer no help to anyone with disabilities and would like to ship you off to the next school. Principle has poor leadership skills and only cares about testing scores. Please if you have a child that is not A typical find another school. So heartbroken...
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