Every Student / Every Day

District size: 2,686

The Montezuma-Cortez School District

Who We Are
Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 is committed to ensuring all our students graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college and career. MCSD recently adopted a three-year strategic plan with key goals focused on achieving Academic Excellence, Building a Team of Effective Educators, Inspiring Community Support, and Student-Centered Budgeting. We’re proud of our diverse community and rich heritage. Located in the Four Corners, our district borders three states and encompasses the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal reservation, the town of Cortez, and the farm and ranch communities of Lewis, Arriola, and Pleasant View.

Local Industries 
Agriculture, construction, retail, health services

Design Team Leads
Lori Haukeness, Superintendent  |  970-565-7522 x1115
Eric Chandler, M-CHS Principal  |  970-565-3722 x2176

Pueblo Community College
Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado

Elementary Schools

Middle School

High School

Charter Schools


Montezuma-Cortez Graduation Rate*


Colorado Graduation Rate*

* (2019, four-year) 73.7% Montezuma-Cortez, 81.1% Colorado