Top 10 Best Cortez Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 2,750 students in Cortez, CO. Cortez has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in Cortez, CO are Southwest Open Charter 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 35%), 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 51% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Best Cortez, CO Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Southwest Open Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
401 North Dolores Road
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-1150
Grades: 9-12
| 145 students
Rank: #22.
Lewis-arriola Elementary School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
21434 Road U
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 882-4494
Grades: K-5
| 116 students
Rank: #33.
Montezuma-cortez High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
206 West 7th Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3722
Grades: 9-12
| 659 students
Rank: #44.
Mesa Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
703 West 7th Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3858
Grades: K-5
| 388 students
Rank: #55.
Kemper Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
620 East Montezuma
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3737
Grades: K-5
| 390 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Battle Rock Charter School
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
11247 County Road G
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3237
Grades: K-6
| 57 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Children's Kiva Montessori School
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
510 North Beech Street
Cortez, CO 81312
(970) 565-8586
Grades: K-8
| 92 students
Rank: #88.
Cortez Middle School
Math: 14% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
450 West 2nd Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-7824
Grades: 6-8
| 556 students
Rank: #99.
Manaugh Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
300 East 4th Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-7691
Grades: K-5
| 249 students
510 North Beech Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3372
Grades: PK
| 98 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

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