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New Mexico
Public School Ratings






New Mexico Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

Overview

Public Schools Overview New Mexico School Districts by City
Number Of Students 324,002
Number Of New Mexico Schools 927
Number Of New Mexico School Districts 188
Spending Per Student $12,465

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

40 30 20 10 0
27%
30%
31%
29%
31%
31%
35%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

40 30 20 10 0
32%
26%
23%
17%
20%
19%
13%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 21.3% 48.6%
Black 1.8% 15.9%
Hispanic 63.0% 28.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.2% 5.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 12.7% 1.4%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 74.7% 49.0%
English Language Learners 15.7% 10.0%
Students With Disabilities 16.7% 14.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14.5
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

New Mexico Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,117,522 331,449,281
Population Density (per sq. mile) 17 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 6.0%
5-19 Years Old 19.8% 19.1%
20-44 Years Old 32.4% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 24.5% 25.6%
65 Or Older 17.4% 16.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 792,755 118,787,642
Single Parent Households With Children 12.4% 10.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.5% 88.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.1% 32.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.9% 15.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 12.8% 15.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.7% 12.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.8% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.4% 16.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.4% 12.6%
$15,000 or less 14.1% 9.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,893 $1,909,194,843 47.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,079 $349,581,327 8.7%
Staff $266 $86,342,077 2.1%
General Administration $272 $87,968,472 2.2%
School Administration $603 $195,260,292 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $354,373,761 8.8%
Transportation $337 $109,088,032 2.7%
Other $324 $104,862,130 2.6%
Total Support $3,974 $1,287,561,264 31.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,599 $842,116,851 20.9%
Total Expenditures $12,465 $4,038,843,021 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%