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Montezuma-Cortez High School

Public | 9-12 | 679 students

 
 

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Posted July 13, 2013

I am a student at the school and the students seem to not care as do the teachers. But not all of the teachers dont care. And building a new school would be beneficial But the main problem Is the staff.


Posted July 9, 2013

Montezuma Cortez High School could definitely use a makeover on staff. When I went to school there it seemed teachers didn't expect much from the students and paid little attention to the minority students. Building a new school is not going to fix the problems of the high school but having teachers that care would improve the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2010

I went to this school for two years. The people are horrid and the teachers do not expect anything from you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2008

montezuma-cortez high school is a good school i liked it made some friends even though it was my first year last year.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students28%
Female32%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Native9%
White (not Hispanic)35%
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%

Reading

All Students51%
Female64%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Native22%
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Writing

All Students36%
Female49%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Native11%
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students24%
Female24%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Native11%
White (not Hispanic)34%
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%

Reading

All Students58%
Female70%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Native43%
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Science

All Students37%
Female30%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Native16%
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Writing

All Students39%
Female44%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Native18%
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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52%
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24%
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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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ACT participation

91%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

66%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 56%
American Indian/Alaska Native 23% 1%
Hispanic 17% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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206 West 7th St
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-3722

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