Cortez High School

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Cortez High School
Cortez High School
8828 N. 31st Ave.

United States
Coordinates 33°34′00″N112°07′36″W / 33.5666°N 112.1268°W / 33.5666; -112.1268 Coordinates: 33°34′00″N112°07′36″W / 33.5666°N 112.1268°W / 33.5666; -112.1268
Type Public high school
School district Glendale Union High School District
PrincipalWalt Sampson
Faculty58.00 (FTE) [1]
Enrollment1,214 (2018-19) [1]
Student to teacher ratio20.93 [1]
Color(s)Black, White and Red
MascotCalvin the Colt
Nickname Colts
NewspaperThe Spectator
Website Glendale Union High School District

Cortez High School is located in Phoenix, Arizona at 8828 N 31st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051. It is part of the Glendale Union High School District. The mascot is the Colt and the school colors are primarily black and white with red used as an alternate color. It has been continuously listed on U.S. News & World Report's Best High School Ranking list.



Cortez was designed by the local architecture firm of Edward L. Varney Associates. Construction of the campus was undertaken by Harmon-Davis Construction Co. [2]


Cortez High School participates in 13 different sports as a member of the Arizona Interscholastic Association's 4A Conference.

SportState Champions
Volleyball (girls)1985, 1986, 1988
Cross Country1968,1969
Basketball (boys)None
Basketball (girls)None
Soccer (boys)2010, 2012, 2013
Soccer (girls)None
Track and FieldNone
Tennis (boys)1962
Tennis (girls)1962, 1963

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