Capital High School

  • Capital High School serves 1,499 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 5% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 21%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 24% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Capital High 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 78%.

School Overview

  • Capital High School's student population of 1,499 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,499 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Capital High School
Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Capital High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Capital High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 823 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Capital High School is 0.13, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NM)
Overall School Rank#649 out of 823 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
21%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Capital High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Capital High 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
1%
13%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Capital High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Capital High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Hispanic
93%
60%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Capital High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Capital High School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
6%
22%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Capital High School and the percentage of White public school students in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Capital High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NM.
Diversity Score0.130.58
This chart display the diversity score of Capital High School and the public school average diversity score of New Mexico by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
70%
71%
This chart display graduation rate of Capital High School and public school graduation rate of New Mexico by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Capital High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Capital High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSanta Fe Public Schools School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

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