3400 South Espina St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Early College High School serves 311 students in grades 9-12.
Early College High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-79% (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 ≥90% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 58%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 311 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 5% in NM)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥90% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Early College High School's student population of 311 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
311 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Early College High School is ranked within the top 1% 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 Early College High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#2 out of 217 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-79%
25%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥90%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
12%
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Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
67%
62%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
24%
21%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
77%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
73%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
5%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Early College High School's ranking?

Early College High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for: Highest overall rank (Top 1%), Highest math proficiency (Top 1%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 1%) and Highest graduation rate (Top 5%).

What schools are Early College High School often compared to?

Early College High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Centennial High School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

70-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 25% NM state average), while ≥90% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% NM state average).

What is the graduation rate of Early College High School?

The graduation rate of Early College High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 77%.

How many students attend Early College High School?

311 students attend Early College High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

67% of Early College High School students are Hispanic, 24% of students are White, 4% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Hawaiian, 1% 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 Early College High School?

Early College High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.

What grades does Early College High School offer ?

Early College High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

What school district is Early College High School part of?

Early College High School is part of Las Cruces Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 311 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥90% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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