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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
    D+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Montezuma-Cortez School District No. RE-1 is a public school district located in Cortez, CO. It has 2,782 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 14% of students are at least proficient in math and 18% 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
18%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1060
27 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
2,782
Free or Reduced Lunch
57.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,692
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$24,926,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,092/ 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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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.
My experience here for four years had its up and downs but all in all, I graduated. The only problem I had here was the graduation requirements being bent to help students who were't working as "efficient" graduate such as attendance and dropping classes.