Des Moines High School

500 Des Moines Avenue
Des Moines, NM 88418
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Des Moines High School serves 37 students in grades 7-12.
Des Moines High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-59% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 25%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥80% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 58%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 37 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Btm 50% in NM)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥80% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Des Moines High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

Des Moines High School's student population of 37 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
37 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
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School Rankings

Des Moines High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 217 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Des Moines High School is 0.48, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#19 out of 217 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-59%
25%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥80%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
12%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
32%
62%
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Black
3%
2%
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White
65%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Graduation Rate
≥50%
66%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
74%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
1%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Des Moines High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Des Moines High School's ranking?
Des Moines High School is ranked #19 out of 217 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in New Mexico.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 25% NM state average), while ≥80% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% NM state average).
What is the graduation rate of Des Moines High School?
The graduation rate of Des Moines High School is 50%, which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 66%.
How many students attend Des Moines High School?
37 students attend Des Moines High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
65% of Des Moines High School students are White, 32% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Des Moines High School?
Des Moines High School has a student ration of 6:1, which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Des Moines High School offer ?
Des Moines High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is Des Moines High School part of?
Des Moines High School is part of Des Moines Municipal Schools School District.

School Reviews

2   6/6/2011
no good staff members. new people try to take over the place like they are something special. the teachers dont teach anything. they send away all the good teachers. this is not a good school at all.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - emili

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 37 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥80% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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