Cortez High School

  • Cortez High School serves 1,197 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 38% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Cortez High School's student population of 1,197 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,197 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cortez High School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cortez High School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1113 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cortez High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
5%
6%
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
57%
45%
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Black
11%
5%
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White
19%
38%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cortez High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.630.42
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Graduation Rate
87%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cortez High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGlendale Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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