450 West 2nd Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Cortez Middle School serves 556 students in grades 6-8.
Cortez Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Cortez Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Cortez Middle School's student population of 556 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
556 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Cortez Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cortez Middle School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1446 out of 1783 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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American Indian
30%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
22%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
44%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 556 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 10%)

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