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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Montezuma-Cortez School District No. RE-1 is a public school district located in Cortez, CO. It has 2,822 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 20% in reading.
About Montezuma-Cortez School District No. RE-1...
Address
400 N Elm Street
Cortez, CO 81321
Telephone
(970) 565-7282
Website

Montezuma-Cortez School District No. RE-1 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
20%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1060
43 responses
Average ACT
24
67 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,822
Free or Reduced Lunch
66.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,113
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$24,926,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,114/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    4%

Montezuma-Cortez School District No. RE-1 Reviews

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Montezuma Cortez Highschool is a small place, but a great place to learn in. It offers exactly what I want to learn. My freshman year I took a CERT class and became certified in CPR. My sophomore year I took a EMR class. When I started my junior year , college classes started coming into play. I took CNA through a college and became a certified nursing assistant. This year, my senior year, I am taking phlebotomy as a college class and will soon take my state test for phlebotomy. Not only have I taken college classes to help with the career I’m interested in but I have also taken my English classes as college classes. Another benefit of my highschool is that I can start taking online college classes through the community college I would like to attend, then soon transfer to that community college! This high school offers many college classes that will help benefit my future.
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Montezuma Cortez High School was the best high school that I could have gone to. They have excellent teachers and staff. If there was an issue, staff or teachers would take care of it the best way possible. Everyone was friendly and caring. Students could tell that the teachers really cared about our education. The new high school we have here in Cortez is amazing. Top quality for our town! Future students are lucky to have such a great facility and staff to learn from.
The teachers work hard with what they are given. Many students are from low income families. I would like to see the gifted program increase. There are not many opportunities for gifted children especially in the elementary level. Things like chess clubs, robotics, science fairs, would really help our youngest students.