Montezuma is a city in Macon County, Georgia (ZIP code 31063). The population was 3,460 at the 2010 census, a decrease of 13.5% since 2000. It is home to the armory of Bravo Company, 648th Engineers of the Georgia Army National Guard.
Montezuma City Hall in Montezuma
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Location in Macon County and the state of Georgia
Montezuma was named after the famous Aztec leader by soldiers returning from the Mexican War (1846–48). It was incorporated in 1854. It is also home to a thriving Mennonite community, because ten to fifteen Mennonite families moved from Virginia in the 1950s. These ten to fifteen families quickly became over 100 families sharing two to three common surnames: Yoder, Kaufman, and Overholt. They are at times criticized for marrying close family members. In more recent times the variety and number of surnames has increased to over 20 unique names. Children of the Mennonite community generally graduate from school after the 8th grade. However, some go on through 12th grade and pursue a degree in college. Boys will typically continue to learn their fathers' trade and girls will begin learning to sew and cook and are generally married by 18 to 20 years of age with parental consent per Georgia law
Montezuma is located at (32.302789, -84.027352).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.
There are 2 schools in the Montezuma, Ga which have a combined architecture sharing only the lunching facility ( Macon County Middle & Macon County High School) and 1 in Oglethorpe, Ga (Macon County Elementary). There are 2,026 students enrolled in the Macon County school systems as of July 31, 2006. Macon County Elementary School has 979 students enrolled, Macon County Middle School has 447 students enrolled, and Macon County High School has 600 students enrolled. As all schools in the State of Georgia are required to meet—did not meet AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) for the 2006 seniors but met it the previous year with the 2005 seniors. AYP under NCLB is more stringent than AYP under previous ESEA laws. AYP now requires schools to meet criteria in three areas: Test Participation (for both Mathematics and Reading/English Language Arts), Academic Performance (for both Mathematics and Reading/English Language Arts), and a Second Indicator.