Cortez High School

Cortez High School serves 1,156 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the AZ average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Cortez High School operates within the Glendale Union High School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1156 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,156 students
Cortez High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Cortez High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Cortez High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Cortez High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 23:1
Cortez High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
5%
5%
Cortez High School American Indian Students (1988-2014)
Asian
6%
3%
Cortez High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
54%
44%
Cortez High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
10%
5%
Cortez High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
24%
41%
Cortez High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Cortez High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Cortez High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.64 0.42
Cortez High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
73%
36%
Cortez High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
14%
Cortez High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 15,174 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,341 is less than the state average of $9,449. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,882 is higher than the state average of $8,879. The district spending/student has declined by 16% over four years.
School District Name Glendale Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
1
Number of Students Managed 15,174 311
Glendale Union High   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a 78%
Glendale Union High   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2005)
District Total Revenue $140 MM $3 MM
Glendale Union High   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $133 MM $2 MM
Glendale Union High   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,341 $9,449
Glendale Union High   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $8,882 $8,879
Glendale Union High   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is West-mec - Cortez High School (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Imagine Cortez Park Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Alta Vista Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PhoenixWest-mec - Cortez High School
    Vocational School
    Grades: 9-128828 North 31st Ave
    PhoenixAZ 85051
    (623)915-8200
    09-12n/a
  • PhoenixAlta Vista Elementary School
    0.1 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 620 students8710 North 31st Ave
    PhoenixAZ 85051
    (602)347-2600
    0.1KG-6620
  • PhoenixE-institute At Metro High School
    Charter School
    0.4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 186 students9201 North 29th Ave
    PhoenixAZ 85051
    (602)621-4398
    0.49-12186
  • PhoenixImagine Cortez Park Elementary School
    Charter School
    0.6 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 627 students3535 West Dunlap
    PhoenixAZ 85051
    (602)589-9840
    0.6KG-5627
  • PhoenixImagine Cortez Park Middle School
    Charter School
    0.6 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 231 students3535 West Dunlap Ave
    PhoenixAZ 85051
    (602)589-9840
    0.66-8231

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