Belen Middle School

314 South 4th St
Belen, NM 87002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 572 students in grades 7-8, Belen Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 21%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 33%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 572 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • : 11%
  • : 28%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Belen Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

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School Overview

Belen Middle School's student population of 572 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
572 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Belen Middle School is 0.39, which is less than 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
This School
State Level (NM)
(18-19)
11%
21%
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(18-19)
28%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Belen Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Mexico by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
14:1
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American Indian
3%
12%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
76%
62%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
19%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.39
This chart display the diversity score of Belen Middle School and the public school average diversity score of New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
74%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Belen Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 21% NM state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 33% NM state average).
How many students attend Belen Middle School?
572 students attend Belen Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Belen Middle School students are Hispanic, 19% of students are White, 3% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Belen Middle School?
Belen Middle School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Belen Middle School offer ?
Belen Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Belen Middle School part of?
Belen Middle School is part of Belen Consolidated Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 572 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • : 11%
  • : 28%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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