Portales Public Schools

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There are 6 public schools in Portales, NM, serving 3,037 students.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico state average of 74%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the state average of 14:1.

Portales, New Mexico Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • PortalesBrown Early Childhood Center
    520 West 5th St
    PortalesNM88130
    (505)356-7000
    337 students | Gr. PK-KG
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    James Elementary School
    701 West 18th St
    PortalesNM88130
    (505)356-7000
    526 students | Gr. 1-2
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    Lindsey-steiner Elementary School
    1000 North Ave M
    PortalesNM88130
    (575)356-7060
    454 students | Gr. 5-6
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    Portales High School
    201 South Knoxville Ave
    PortalesNM88130
    (505)356-7000
    802 students | Gr. 9-12
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    Portales Junior High School
    300 East 5th St
    PortalesNM88130
    (505)356-7000
    456 students | Gr. 7-8
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    Valencia Elementary School
    1415 South Globe
    PortalesNM88130
    (505)356-7000
    462 students | Gr. 3-4

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School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Did You Know?
Portales, 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 0.52, which is higher than the New Mexico average of 0.37. The most diverse school in Portales is Brown Early Childhood Center. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Mexico or in the USA.