Top 10 Best Cortez Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 2,574 students in Cortez, CO (there are 3 private schools, serving 132 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Cortez, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Cortez, CO are Kemper Elementary School, Lewis-arriola Elementary School and Montezuma-cortez High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cortez, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Colorado public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Cortez have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Cortez, CO (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Kemper Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
620 East Montezuma
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3737
Grades: K-5
| 333 students
Rank: #22.
Lewis-arriola Elementary School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
21434 Road U
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 882-4494
Grades: K-5
| 121 students
Rank: #33.
Montezuma-cortez High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
418 South Sligo Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3722
Grades: 9-12
| 633 students
Rank: #44.
Children's Kiva Montessori School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
510 North Beech Street
Cortez, CO 81312
(970) 565-8586
Grades: K-8
| 139 students
Rank: #55.
Southwest Open Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
401 North Dolores Road
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-1150
Grades: 9-12
| 133 students
Rank: #66.
Mesa Elementary School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
703 West 7th Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3858
Grades: K-5
| 288 students
Rank: #77.
Montezuma-cortez Middle School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
450 West 2nd Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-7824
Grades: 6-8
| 539 students
Rank: #88.
Battle Rock Charter School
Charter School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
11247 County Road G
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3237
Grades: K-6
| 79 students
Rank: #99.
Manaugh Elementary School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
300 East 4th Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-7691
Grades: K-5
| 229 students
Rank: n/an/a
510 North Beech Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3372
Grades: PK
| 80 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Cortez, Colorado

Cortez, Colorado Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
P O Box 1420
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-8411
Grades: 4-12
| 60 students
400 North Elm
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-7974
Grades: 1-5
| 66 students
400 North Elm Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-7282
Grades: 3-12
| 12 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Cortez, CO?
The top ranked public schools in Cortez, CO include Kemper Elementary School, Lewis-arriola Elementary School and Montezuma-cortez High School.
How many public schools are located in Cortez, CO?
10 public schools are located in Cortez, CO.
What percentage of students in Cortez, CO go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Cortez, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Cortez, CO?
Cortez, CO public schools minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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