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It is the mission of Cortez Middle School to provide an educational environment which meets all of specific needs of the adolescent learner. This is accomplished through core academic teams, a diverse exploratory program, intramural, and competitive academics and athletic disciplines.
What Makes CMS Special
CMS serves a student population of grades 6, 7 and 8. These students attend a state-of-the-art facility. There are six core academic teams, 2 at each grade level; an Exploratory/Enrichment team; and an Exceptional Student Services team. CMS also has a 21st Century Learning program that serves all three grade levels. The programs are supported by three administrators, two full-time counselors, four secretaries and numerous aides and custodians. CMS has 53 Certified Staff Members.
CMS has a dedicated staff that has worked hard to develop and implement a strong middle school program. We have sustained academic growth for four years and an excellent safety record.
Here at Cortez Middle School we believe optimal student achievement (academic and behavioral) can be attained by utilizing a proactive approach for creating and maintaining a safe and effective learning environment. Making sure we maintain a positive and respectful atmosphere, we have our CMS code. Our expectations for each student are to "Be Safe", "Be Respectful" and to "Be Responsible". We also expect students to have appropriate voice levels for the area in which they are learning.