Cortez High School

Cortez High School serves 1,159 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Cortez High School operates within the Glendale Union High School District.

Overview

The student population of 1159 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,159 students
Cortez High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Cortez High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Cortez High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.85. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 18:1
Cortez High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
4%
5%
Cortez High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
7%
3%
Cortez High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
47%
43%
Cortez High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
8%
5%
Cortez High School Black (1988-2012)
White
29%
42%
Cortez High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Cortez High School Sch Ethnicity Cortez High 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.
0.69 0.85
Cortez High 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.
60%
36%
Cortez High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2012)
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.
4%
11%
Cortez High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,949 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Glendale Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
1
Number of Students Managed 14,949 257
Glendale Union High   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a 74%
Glendale Union High   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2005)
District Total Revenue $136 MM $2 MM
Glendale Union High   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $135 MM $2 MM
Glendale Union High   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,116 $9,374
Glendale Union High   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,009 $8,323
Glendale Union High   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Phoenix West-mec - Cortez High School
    Vocational School
    8828 North 31st Ave
    Phoenix , AZ , 85051
    (623)915-8200
    Vocational School
    0  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Phoenix Alta Vista Elementary School
    8710 North 31st Ave
    Phoenix , AZ , 85051
    (602)347-2600
    0.1  mi  |  573  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Phoenix E-institute At Metro High School
    Charter School
    9201 North 29th Ave
    Phoenix , AZ , 85051
    (602)439-5026
    Charter School
    0.4  mi  |  129  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Phoenix Imagine Cortez Park Middle School
    Charter School
    3535 West Dunlap Ave
    Phoenix , AZ , 85051
    (602)589-9840
    Charter School
    0.6  mi  |  217  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Phoenix Imagine Cortez Park Elementary School
    Charter School
    3535 West Dunlap
    Phoenix , AZ , 85051
    (602)589-9840
    Charter School
    0.6  mi  |  621  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Phoenix, AZ public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.58, which is higher than the Arizona average of 0.36. The most diverse school in Phoenix is Richard E Miller School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arizona or national school diversity statistics.