James Elementary School

James Elementary School serves 488 students in grades 1 - 2.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NM average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.
James Elementary School operates within the Portales Municipal s School District.

School Overview

The student population of 488 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 1-2
Total Students 488 students
James Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % James Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
James Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade James Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NM) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
James Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
61%
61%
James Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
2%
2%
James Elementary School Black Students (1991-2014)
White
35%
25%
James Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
2%
1%
James Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
All Ethnic Groups James Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.51 0.38
James Elementary School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
64%
61%
James Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
6%
James Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,887 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,099 is less than the state average of $16,798. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,812 is less than the state average of $17,733. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Portales Municipal s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
1
Number of Students Managed 2,887 340
Portales Municipal s School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $9 MM
Portales Municipal s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $32 MM $9 MM
Portales Municipal s School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,099 $16,798
Portales Municipal s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $10,812 $17,733
Portales Municipal s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Portales High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Portales Junior High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brown Early Childhood Center (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PortalesBrown Early Childhood Center
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-KG | 291 students520 West 5th St
    PortalesNM 88130
    (505)356-7000
    0.7PK-KG291
  • PortalesValencia Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: 3-4 | 466 students1415 South Globe
    PortalesNM 88130
    (505)356-7000
    0.83-4466
  • PortalesPortales Junior High School
    1 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 431 students300 East 5th St
    PortalesNM 88130
    (505)356-7000
    17-8431
  • PortalesLindsey-steiner Elementary School
    1.4 miles | Grades: 5-6 | 418 students1000 North Ave M
    PortalesNM 88130
    (575)356-7060
    1.45-6418
  • PortalesPortales High School
    1.4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 793 students201 South Knoxville Ave
    PortalesNM 88130
    (505)356-7000
    1.49-12793

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