Barranca Mesa Elementary School

57 Loma Del Escolar
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Barranca Mesa Elementary School serves 417 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 21%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 417 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Barranca Mesa Elementary School's student population of 417 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
417 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Barranca Mesa Elementary School is 0.56, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (NM)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
50%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
52%
33%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
12%
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Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
34%
62%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
57%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
74%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
1%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Barranca Mesa Elementary School often compared to?
Barranca Mesa Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Aspen Elementary School, Mountain Elementary School, Pinon Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 21% NM state average), while 52% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 33% NM state average).
How many students attend Barranca Mesa Elementary School?
417 students attend Barranca Mesa Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Barranca Mesa Elementary School students are White, 34% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Barranca Mesa Elementary School?
Barranca Mesa Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Barranca Mesa Elementary School offer ?
Barranca Mesa Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Barranca Mesa Elementary School part of?
Barranca Mesa Elementary School is part of Los Alamos Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 417 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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