La Luz Elementary School

99 Alamo
La Luz, NM 88337
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 212 students in grades Kindergarten-5, La Luz Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 21%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the New Mexico state average of 33%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 212 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • : 15-19%
  • : 30-34%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

La Luz Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

La Luz Elementary School's student population of 212 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
212 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of La Luz Elementary School is 0.57, which is more 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)
(18-19)
15-19%
21%
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(18-19)
30-34%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of La Luz Elementary 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
12%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
50%
62%
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Black
3%
2%
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White
43%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.57
This chart display the diversity score of La Luz Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
74%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
7%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in La Luz Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 21% NM state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 33% NM state average).
How many students attend La Luz Elementary School?
212 students attend La Luz Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of La Luz Elementary School students are Hispanic, 43% of students are White, 3% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of La Luz Elementary School?
La Luz Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does La Luz Elementary School offer ?
La Luz Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is La Luz Elementary School part of?
La Luz Elementary School is part of Alamogordo Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 212 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • : 15-19%
  • : 30-34%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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