New Mexico
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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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview New Mexico School Districts by City
Number Of Students 335,042
Number Of New Mexico Schools 906
Number Of New Mexico School Districts 194
Spending Per Student $11,726

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 27.300737452028
4th Grade 25.7297684733545
5th Grade 29.4238855891387
6th Grade 25.0185049853685
7th Grade 26.2239811415979
8th Grade 28.1393309160138
10th Grade 41.8496713713052
11th Grade 42.3933331036492

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 30.2218187975017
4th Grade 23.5934246558155
5th Grade 23.5588103328721
6th Grade 19.4814589455922
7th Grade 16.8752511684623
8th Grade 20.4265583232648
10th Grade 8.00562265436601
11th Grade 9.50454204098049

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 24.1% 51.5%
Black 2.0% 16.2%
Hispanic 62.5% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.1% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 10.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 70.8% 47.6%
English Language Learners 15.7% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 15.1% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.47
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

New Mexico Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,081,015 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 17 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 20.4% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 32.2% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.6% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.3% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 762,551 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 12.9% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 84.6% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 26.7% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.9% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.0% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.3% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.1% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.4% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.1% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 16.2% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,264 $1,763,729,157 44.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $735 $246,309,187 6.3%
Staff $249 $83,528,619 2.1%
General Administration $191 $63,950,597 1.6%
School Administration $1,290 $432,258,562 11.0%
Operation $990 $331,578,267 8.4%
Transportation $373 $125,034,221 3.2%
Other $269 $90,105,029 2.3%
Total Support $4,098 $1,372,876,798 34.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,364 $791,959,979 20.2%
Total Expenditures $11,726 $3,928,562,806 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%