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Cortez Elementary School

Preschool | Grades K-8 | Pomona Unified
1300 North Dudley
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 397-4800

About This School

Cortez Elementary School is located in Pomona, CA and is one of 47 schools in Pomona Unified School District. It is a magnet school that serves 732 students in grades K-8.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Cortez Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Cortez Elementary School had an API growth score of 844 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Cortez Elementary School's 2012 base score was 859, however the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Cortez Elementary School had 26 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

49% 51%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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By , a Parent on

its a very high standard school, I love the teachers there and the Principal DR. Monarez, is very understanding to the students needs and education. I would not take my child anywere else, I drive 20min to get here there and would not change it for anything, I love Cortez Elementary.

By , a Former Student on

its an awesome school set by many guidelines which are good for the students! i loved this school it will be missed by me!

By , a Parent on

cortez is anumber one school I like my baby stady in this school I listen from to many people that is the five stars school

By , a Parent on

is the best i have to drive every morning 25 minutes to take my children to this good school.

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