James Elementary School

  • James Elementary School serves 441 students in grades 1-2.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NM average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 76%.
  • James Elementary School operates within the Portales Municipal s School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 441 students has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-2
Total Students441 students
James Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %James Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
James Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeJames Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NM) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
James Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/a
10%
James Elementary School American Indian Students (1994-2014)
Asian
n/a
1%
James Elementary School Asian Students (1992-2013)
Hispanic
61%
61%
James Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
2%
2%
James Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
33%
24%
James Elementary School White Students (1991-2015)
Two or more races
4%
2%
James Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsJames Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.520.57
James Elementary School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
71%
57%
James Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
6%
James Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Portales Municipal s School District's student population of 2,845 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,068 in this district is less than the state average of $16,798. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,779 is less than the state average of $17,733. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NamePortales Municipal s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed2,845353
Portales Municipal s School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$30 MM$9 MM
Portales Municipal s School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$32 MM$9 MM
Portales Municipal s School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$10,068$16,798
Portales Municipal s School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,779$17,733
Portales Municipal s School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

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