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Cottonwood Elementary

At Salina Public Schools (SPS), we are proud of who we are and what we do. We value every student’s family as a partner in learning and we collaborate with partners to help students, families and the community.

We love our Specials

Weekly art, music, physical education, science and social studies and library time with dedicated teacher. And, fifth grade can take band and orchestra. At Cottonwood we are committed to expanding opportunities for every child.

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Relationships Matter

At Cottonwood, every child feels a sense of belonging and ownership. Partnerships between our teachers and families are built on positive experiences, strong relationships and trust. Monthly Family University events combine activities and community partners. We care for the student- and the entire family.

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Cottonwood is Unique

When you first walk in our door you know Cottonwood is a positive place. Our school staff pride themselves on being friendly, welcoming and caring. It is our goal to make sure Cottonwood provides the best experience a student has had in school.

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inspiring great futures.

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