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Overview

Public Schools Overview New Mexico School Districts by City
Number Of Students 338,669
Number Of New Mexico Schools 881
Number Of New Mexico School Districts 147
Spending Per Student $10,764

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 26.2051061121193
4th Grade 23.7402336149729
5th Grade 23.7943858961922
6th Grade 21.5236984549096
7th Grade 20.6877892607576
8th Grade 22.1352919881142
9th Grade 25.5923983075532
10th Grade 30.2954674311294
11th Grade 43.7767136839653

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 25.7153484792381
4th Grade 18.7727507607633
5th Grade 20.8152724028925
6th Grade 18.5559289280056
7th Grade 15.0943119100159
8th Grade 16.9306415690211
9th Grade 15.4136081636657
10th Grade 12.0666977749172
11th Grade 9.85325916210311

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 24.6% 50.9%
Black 1.9% 15.6%
Hispanic 60.7% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.2% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 10.1% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 67.0% 50.9%
English Language Learners 15.1% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 13.9% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.25
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

New Mexico Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,085,109 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 17 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.7% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 20.7% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 32.3% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 26.1% 26.4%
65 Or Older 14.2% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 764,514 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 13.4% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 84.0% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 26.1% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.7% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.6% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.4% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.9% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.8% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.5% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 16.1% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,201 $1,761,315,000 48.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $890 $301,492,000 8.3%
Staff $238 $80,711,000 2.2%
General Administration $183 $61,989,000 1.7%
School Administration $534 $180,998,000 5.0%
Operation $941 $318,777,000 8.7%
Transportation $309 $104,669,000 2.9%
Other $256 $86,867,000 2.4%
Total Support $3,353 $1,135,503,000 31.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,210 $748,471,000 20.5%
Total Expenditures $10,764 $3,645,289,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%