Top 10 Best Montezuma County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 3,741 students in Montezuma County, CO. Montezuma County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in Montezuma County, CO are Mancos High School, Mancos Elementary School and Southwest Open Charter School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Montezuma County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Montezuma County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Montezuma County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mancos High School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
355 West Grand Avenue
Mancos, CO 81328
(970) 533-7746
Grades: 9-12
| 140 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Mancos Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
301 Grand Avenue
Mancos, CO 81328
(970) 533-7744
Grades: K-5
| 176 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
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
| 132 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 117 students
Rank: #55.
Dolores Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12th And Hillside
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-4688
Grades: K-5
| 283 students
Rank: #66.
Montezuma-cortez High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
418 South Sligo Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3722
Grades: 9-12
| 612 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 26 students
Rank: #88.
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
| 303 students
Rank: #99.
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
| 363 students
Rank: #1010.
Dolores Secondary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 Central Avenue
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-7288
Grades: 6-12
| 328 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
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
| 85 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
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
| 140 students
Rank: #1313.
Montezuma-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
| 539 students
Rank: #1414.
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
| 223 students
Rank: n/an/a
510 North Beech Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3372
Grades: PK
| 67 students
Rank: n/an/a
131 S. Walnut Street
Mancos, CO 81328
(970) 394-0057
Grades: PK
| 28 students
Rank: n/an/a
Mancos Middle School
100 South Beech
Mancos, CO 81328
(970) 533-9143
Grades: 6-8
| 121 students
Rank: n/an/a
Teddy Bear Preschool
1550 Hillside Avenue
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-7277
Grades: PK
| 58 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Montezuma County, CO

Montezuma County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
P O Box 1420
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-8411
Grades: 4-12
| 60 students
1301 Central Avenue
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-7288
Grades: 7-8
| 106 students
400 North Elm
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-7974
Grades: 1-5
| 66 students
28567 County Road M
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 565-3223
Grades: 1-3
| 24 students
400 North Elm Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-7282
Grades: 3-12
| 12 students

Recent Articles

School Safety: Shootings
School Safety: Shootings
Teachers and parents must be prepared for anything that impacts the safety of our young people.
What are the Top High Schools in Boston?
What are the Top High Schools in Boston?
We review recent rankings from Boston Magazine that shows the top-rated high schools in this extensive school district.
An Overview of the Funding of Public Schools
An Overview of the Funding of Public Schools
Learn about how public schools are funded today and how the federal and local monies are allocated.