New Mexico
Public School Ratings






New Mexico Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview New Mexico School Districts by City
Number Of Students 342,301
Number Of New Mexico Schools 924
Number Of New Mexico School Districts 188
Spending Per Student $11,450

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

50 40 30 20 10 0
30%
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33%
31%
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31%
29%
36%
40%
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    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
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    10th Grade
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Reading Proficiency

Math Test

40 30 20 10 0
32%
27%
24%
19%
19%
19%
17%
14%
11%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    9th Grade
    10th Grade
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Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 22.9% 49.7%
Black 1.9% 15.9%
Hispanic 61.5% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.1% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 12.6% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 73.0% 47.6%
English Language Learners 14.9% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 15.8% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
15.5
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

New Mexico Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,096,829 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 17 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 20.2% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 32.3% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.1% 26.0%
65 Or Older 16.3% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 776,169 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 12.3% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.3% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.1% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.0% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.8% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.3% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.3% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.8% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.6% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 15.2% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,328 $1,823,846,102 46.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $937 $320,708,281 8.2%
Staff $237 $80,971,165 2.1%
General Administration $192 $65,816,912 1.7%
School Administration $552 $188,971,545 4.8%
Operation $1,165 $398,852,909 10.2%
Transportation $317 $108,404,116 2.8%
Other $391 $133,935,875 3.4%
Total Support $3,791 $1,297,679,957 33.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,331 $797,876,307 20.4%
Total Expenditures $11,450 $3,919,333,209 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%