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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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview New Mexico School Districts by City
Number Of Students 339,815
Number Of New Mexico Schools 925
Number Of New Mexico School Districts 198
Spending Per Student $11,575

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 25.46686572599
4th Grade 24.9942987177936
5th Grade 24.9054326150276
6th Grade 23.9787342972553
7th Grade 23.0185978016458
8th Grade 25.3928050758773
9th Grade 26.8715183145741
10th Grade 31.4813695569486
11th Grade 43.9689848665703

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 30.1786967076316
4th Grade 23.3294653441393
5th Grade 25.464447190631
6th Grade 19.7447301789207
7th Grade 17.4683914816764
8th Grade 19.3382112141249
9th Grade 18.1209781742107
10th Grade 13.2761772347405
11th Grade 9.95192731691617

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 24.4% 52.0%
Black 1.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 62.2% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.2% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 10.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 61.7% 50.9%
English Language Learners 14.4% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 14.3% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.19
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

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 6.6% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 20.5% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 32.3% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.9% 26.3%
65 Or Older 14.7% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 763,603 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 13.1% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 84.2% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 26.3% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.8% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.7% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.3% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.9% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.6% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.4% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 16.4% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,197 $1,765,917,212 44.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $726 $246,699,299 6.3%
Staff $246 $83,557,582 2.1%
General Administration $188 $64,017,655 1.6%
School Administration $1,274 $433,047,433 11.0%
Operation $977 $332,123,399 8.4%
Transportation $368 $125,045,261 3.2%
Other $266 $90,336,037 2.3%
Total Support $4,046 $1,374,938,740 35.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,332 $792,398,881 20.1%
Total Expenditures $11,575 $3,933,251,742 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%