Cortez school information

IndexCortezColoradoNational
Average Test Scores22%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools121,42679,221
Total private schools338424,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1387,963
The Cortez, CO educational system consists of 12 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Cortez public schools have average test scores of 22% which is 34% lower than than the Colorado average and 55% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Cortez public schools is 16:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.6% have completed high school, 22.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Cortez are 55% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Cortez.
  • 84.7% of people in Cortez have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.6% of people in Cortez have completed high school.
  • 22.9% of people in Cortez have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Cortez

IndexCortezColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade84.7%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school82.6%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college58.1%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.8%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.9%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters10.6%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Cortez (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dolores, CO1,07423%53%
Cortez, CO8,68322%55%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
South Kensington, MD8,68261%23%
Independent Hill, VA8,68474%49%
Little Falls, MN8,68251%4%
Viera West, FL8,68072%46%
New Richmond, WI8,68762%26%
Cortez, CO8,68322%55%
Source: The Cortez, CO education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.