Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1

400 North Elm
Cortez, CO 81321
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public charter schools serving 351 students in Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1. This district's average charter testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public charter schools in Colorado.
Public Charter Schools in Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 have an average math proficiency score of 16% (versus the Colorado public charter school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the Colorado public charter school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CO)
# Schools
11 Schools
267 Schools
# Students
2,607 Students
130,282 Students
# Teachers
158 Teachers
7,746 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 178 school districts in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 65-69% has decreased from 70-74% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (CO)
#140 out of 180 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
16%
33%
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 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
33%
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 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 2020-21 school year data.
65-69%
81%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 and public school graduation rate of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.67
0.64
# American Indian Students
669 Students
718 Students
% American Indian Students
26%
1%
# Asian Students
12 Students
5,891 Students
% Asian Students
1%
5%
# Hispanic Students
521 Students
44,837 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
34%
# Black Students
9 Students
7,815 Students
% Black Students
n/a
6%
# White Students
1,233 Students
64,436 Students
% White Students
47%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
391 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
163 Students
6,308 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
80
1,487
# Students in K Grade:
176
10,152
# Students in 1st Grade:
181
10,011
# Students in 2nd Grade:
215
9,796
# Students in 3rd Grade:
191
9,928
# Students in 4th Grade:
203
9,705
# Students in 5th Grade:
215
9,989
# Students in 6th Grade:
201
11,929
# Students in 7th Grade:
207
11,897
# Students in 8th Grade:
172
11,724
# Students in 9th Grade:
207
7,689
# Students in 10th Grade:
194
7,671
# Students in 11th Grade:
172
7,874
# Students in 12th Grade:
193
10,430
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,557 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,247. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,854 is less than the state median of $15,560. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CO)
Total Revenue
$33 MM
$13,426 MM
This chart display total revenue of Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$31 MM
$13,702 MM
This chart display total spending of Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,557
$15,247
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,854
$15,560
This chart display average spending per public school student in Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1 Public Charter Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 11 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,607 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : 65-69% (Btm 50% in CO)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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