La Plata Middle School

3500 North Silver St,

Silver City, NM, 88061-7259

Tel: (505)956-2000
Grades: 6-8

651 students

La Plata Middle School serves 651 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NM average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
La Plata Middle School operates within the Silver Consolidated s School District.

Overview

The student population of 651 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 651 students
La Plata Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
La Plata Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade La Plata Middle 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 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NM) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
La Plata Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
10%
Asian
n/a
1%
La Plata Middle School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
66%
59%
La Plata Middle School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
1%
2%
La Plata Middle School Black (1993-2012)
White
29%
26%
La Plata Middle School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups La Plata Middle School Sch Ethnicity La Plata Middle 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.
0.48 0.73
La Plata Middle 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.
52%
61%
La Plata Middle 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.
9%
6%
La Plata Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,150 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Silver Consolidated s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
3
Number of Students Managed 3,150 380
Silver Consolidated s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $34 MM n/a
Silver Consolidated s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $32 MM n/a
Silver Consolidated s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,500 $0
Silver Consolidated s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,859 $0
Silver Consolidated 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 Silver High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Snell Middle School (8.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is G.w.stout Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Silver City Silver High School
    3200 North Silver St
    Silver City , NM , 88061
    (505)956-2000
    0.3  mi  |  727  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Silver City Silver City Opportunity School
    600 East 32nd St
    Silver City , NM , 88061
    (575)956-2140
    0.3  mi  |  81  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Silver City G.w.stout Elementary School
    2601 North Silver St
    Silver City , NM , 88061
    (505)956-2000
    0.6  mi  |  385  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Silver City Aldo Leopold Charter
    Charter School
    1422 Hwy 180 East
    Silver City , NM , 88062
    (575)538-2547
    Charter School
    1  mi  |  116  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Silver City Jose Barrios Elementary School
    1625 Little Walnut
    Silver City , NM , 88061
    (505)956-2000
    1.3  mi  |  239  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Did You Know?
Grant County, NM public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.12, which is lower than the New Mexico average of 0.73. The most diverse school district in Grant County is Poyen School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Mexico or national school diversity statistics.