James Elementary School

James Elementary School serves 526 students in grades 1-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NM average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
James Elementary School operates within the Portales Municipal s School District.

Overview

The student population of 526 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 1-2
Total Students 526 students
James Elementary School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Students by Grade James Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NM) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
James Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1988-2012)
American Indian
n/a
10%
Asian
1%
1%
James Elementary School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
57%
59%
James Elementary School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
1%
2%
James Elementary School Black (1991-2012)
White
38%
26%
James Elementary School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.53 0.57
James Elementary School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
63%
61%
James Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2012)
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 (2001-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,079 students has grown by 656% over five years.
School District Name Portales Municipal s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 3,079 385
Portales Municipal s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $31 MM $10 MM
Portales Municipal s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $30 MM $10 MM
Portales Municipal s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $75,496 $16,127
Portales Municipal s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $74,619 $16,153
Portales Municipal s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Valencia Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Portales Brown Early Childhood Center
    520 West 5th St
    Portales , NM , 88130
    (505)356-7000
    0.7  mi  |  337  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Portales Valencia Elementary School
    1415 South Globe
    Portales , NM , 88130
    (505)356-7000
    0.8  mi  |  462  students  |  Gr.  3-4
  • Portales Portales Junior High School
    300 East 5th St
    Portales , NM , 88130
    (505)356-7000
    1  mi  |  456  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Portales Portales High School
    201 South Knoxville Ave
    Portales , NM , 88130
    (505)356-7000
    1.4  mi  |  802  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Portales Lindsey-steiner Elementary School
    1000 North Ave M
    Portales , NM , 88130
    (575)356-7060
    1.4  mi  |  454  students  |  Gr.  5-6

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