James Elementary School

James Elementary School serves 496 students in grades 1-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the NM average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% 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.

Overview

The student population of 496 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 1-2
Total Students 496 students
James Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
James Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade James Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same 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 14:1
James Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
60%
60%
James Elementary School Black Students (1990-2013)
Black
2%
2%
James Elementary School Black Students (1991-2013)
White
36%
25%
James Elementary School White Students (1990-2013)
Two or more races
2%
1%
James Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
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 (1990-2013)
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.
67%
61%
James Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2013)
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.
10%
6%
James Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,982 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,978 is less than the state average of $16,127. The district revenue/student has grown by 30% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,850 is less than the state average of $16,153. The district spending/student has grown by 29% over four years.
School District Name Portales Municipal s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 2,982 312
Portales Municipal s School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $31 MM $10 MM
Portales Municipal s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $30 MM $10 MM
Portales Municipal s School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,978 $16,127
Portales Municipal s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,850 $16,153
Portales Municipal s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

Nearby 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
    520 West 5th St
    PortalesNM 88130
    (505)356-7000
    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-KG | 300 students                      
  • PortalesValencia Elementary School
    1415 South Globe
    PortalesNM 88130
    (505)356-7000
    0.8 mi | Gr. 3-4 | 468 students                      
  • PortalesPortales Junior High School
    300 East 5th St
    PortalesNM 88130
    (505)356-7000
    1 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 453 students                      
  • PortalesPortales High School
    201 South Knoxville Ave
    PortalesNM 88130
    (505)356-7000
    1.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 759 students                      
  • PortalesLindsey-steiner Elementary School
    1000 North Ave M
    PortalesNM 88130
    (575)356-7060
    1.4 mi | Gr. 5-6 | 464 students                      

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