Belen Middle School

314 South 4th St
Belen, NM 87002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Belen Middle School serves 516 students in grades 7-8.
Belen Middle School placed 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%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower 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 28% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the New Mexico state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Belen Middle School's student population of 516 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
516 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Belen Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 742 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Belen Middle School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#493 out of 742 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
33%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
2%
12%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
73%
60%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
23%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
71%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 516 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NM
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.42 (Btm 50%)

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