Cortez Middle School

450 West 2nd St,

Cortez, CO, 81321

Tel: (970)565-7824
Grades: 6-8

624 students

Cortez Middle School serves 624 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the CO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Cortez Middle School operates within the Montezuma-cortez No. Re-1 School District.

Overview

The student population of 624 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 624 students
Cortez Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Cortez Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Cortez Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Cortez Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
25%
1%
Cortez Middle School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
n/a
3%
Cortez Middle School Asian (1994-2012)
Hispanic
17%
32%
Cortez Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
5%
Cortez Middle School Black (1993-2012)
White
53%
56%
Cortez Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Cortez Middle School Sch Ethnicity Cortez Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.63 0.58
Cortez Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
44%
34%
Cortez Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Cortez Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,124 students has grown by 1793% over five years.
School District Name Montezuma-cortez No. Re-1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
3
Number of Students Managed 3,124 554
Montezuma-cortez   No. Re-1 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $27 MM $7 MM
Montezuma-cortez   No. Re-1 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $28 MM $7 MM
Montezuma-cortez   No. Re-1 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $164,145 $11,613
Montezuma-cortez   No. Re-1 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $168,406 $12,022
Montezuma-cortez   No. Re-1 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Montezuma-cortez High School (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Dolores Middle School (10.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mesa Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Cortez Montezuma-cortez High School
    206 West 7th St
    Cortez , CO , 81321
    (970)565-3722
    0.4  mi  |  679  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Cortez Mesa Elementary School
    703 West 7th St
    Cortez , CO , 81321
    (970)565-3858
    0.5  mi  |  394  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Cortez Manaugh Elementary School
    300 East 4th St
    Cortez , CO , 81321
    (970)565-7691
    0.6  mi  |  324  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Cortez Preschool/jumpstart Elementary School
    510 North Beech St
    Cortez , CO , 81321
    (970)565-3372
    0.7  mi  |  87  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Cortez Kemper Elementary School
    620 East Montezuma
    Cortez , CO , 81321
    (970)565-3737
    0.7  mi  |  363  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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