Capital High School

Capital High School serves 1,126 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the NM average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Capital High School operates within the Santa Fe Public s School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the NM state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 1126 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,126 students
Capital High School Total Students (1989-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Capital High School Total Classroom Teachers (1989-2012)
Students by Grade Capital High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 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 14:1 14:1
Capital High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1989-2012)
American Indian
2%
10%
Capital High School American Indian (1990-2012)
Asian
n/a
1%
Capital High School Asian (1992-2010)
Hispanic
85%
59%
Capital High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
n/a
2%
Capital High School Black (1990-2009)
White
12%
26%
Capital High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Capital High School Sch Ethnicity Capital High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.27 0.57
Capital High 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.
64%
61%
Capital High 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.
6%
6%
Capital High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,353 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 91% over five years.
School District Name Santa Fe Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
3
Number of Students Managed 14,353 385
Santa Fe Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 60% 72%
Santa Fe Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $164 MM $10 MM
Santa Fe Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $164 MM $10 MM
Santa Fe Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,906 $16,127
Santa Fe Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,880 $16,153
Santa Fe Public 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 Monte Del Sol Charter (1.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Edward Ortiz Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cesar Chavez Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Santa Fe Cesar Chavez Elementary School
    6251 Jaguar Dr
    Santa Fe , NM , 87505
    (505)467-2003
    0.3  mi  |  597  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Santa Fe Edward Ortiz Middle School
    4164 South Meadows
    Santa Fe , NM , 87505
    (505)467-2003
    0.7  mi  |  783  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Santa Fe R.m. Sweeney Elementary School
    501 Airport Rd
    Santa Fe , NM , 87505
    (505)467-2003
    1  mi  |  567  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Santa Fe Monte Del Sol Charter
    Charter School
    4157 Walking Rain Rd
    Santa Fe , NM , 87507
    (505)467-2003
    Charter School
    1.8  mi  |  354  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Santa Fe Amy Biehl Community School At Rancho Viejo
    310 Avienda Del Sur
    Santa Fe , NM , 87507
    (505)467-2100
    2.3  mi  |  447  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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