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Principal's Message


Dear Cortez Families,


I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year at Cortez Math & Science Magnet School. Our teachers and staff members have been busy preparing for another exciting year filled with many Magical Moments! We look forward to connecting with returning families, and meeting our newest Wizards, as we work together to make this school year the best year yet.


I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as your principal, and I am honored to lead our exceptionally dedicated staff, our wonderful students, and supportive parents. Cortez Magnet School maintains high expectations for all students and strives to raise the bar, year after year. I am very proud of our hard-working students as they continue to grow, learn, and thrive.


Cortez staff members aim to “Inspire Innovative Thinkers” as we band together to “Make Magic Happen”. Teachers are devoted to utilizing the most advanced level, researched-based best practices to guide every student, every day to reach his/her full potential. I ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school every day prepared to learn, encouraging him/her to always put forth his/her best efforts, monitoring homework, internet usage, and independent reading time, and asking your child to share what he/she learned at school each day.


We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTSA, and attending and supporting our school events. Educational research indicates that one of the most important characteristics of an effective school is building a strong relationship with families. Together, we will continue to improve the quality of our school community and provide the best for our children.


Thank you, in advance, for your support. Should you have any questions, concerns, or constructive comments, please feel free to call or visit the office.




Mrs. Lacey Lemus