Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 2,784 students in Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
Public Schools in Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 School District 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).
The top ranked public schools in Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 School District 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. Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Colorado for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CO)
# Schools
11 Schools
1,893 Schools
# Students
2,784 Students
905,726 Students
# Teachers
177 Teachers
51,723 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 185 school districts in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 74% has increased from 55-59% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CO)
Overall District Rank
#142 out of 186 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
35%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
74%
80%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1  School District and public school graduation rate of CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.65
0.60
# American Indian Students
732 Students
6,423 Students
% American Indian Students
26%
1%
# Asian Students
11 Students
28,756 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
557 Students
304,737 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
34%
# Black Students
8 Students
41,404 Students
% Black Students
n/a
5%
# White Students
1,371 Students
484,030 Students
% White Students
49%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
2,271 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
100 Students
37,754 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
98
32,768
# Students in K Grade:
195
63,335
# Students in 1st Grade:
234
64,697
# Students in 2nd Grade:
229
65,383
# Students in 3rd Grade:
221
67,634
# Students in 4th Grade:
206
69,478
# Students in 5th Grade:
218
69,489
# Students in 6th Grade:
210
68,897
# Students in 7th Grade:
180
67,650
# Students in 8th Grade:
189
67,586
# Students in 9th Grade:
210
69,740
# Students in 10th Grade:
213
66,817
# Students in 11th Grade:
184
64,863
# Students in 12th Grade:
197
67,389
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,576 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,173. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,934 is less than the state median of $15,158. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CO)
Total Revenue
$29 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$28 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,576
$16,173
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,934
$15,158
This chart display average spending per public school student in Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 School District 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.
Pleasant View Elementary School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
15238 County Road Cc
Pleasant View, CO 81331
(970) 562-4286
Grades: K-5
| 34 students
Rank: #55.
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: #66.
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: #7 - 87. - 8.
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: #7 - 87. - 8.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Montezuma-cortez School District No. Re-1
  • 400 NORTH ELM, CORTEZ, CO, 81321
  • (970) 565-7282
  • cortez.k12.co.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,784 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 74% (Btm 50% in CO)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65

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