La Mesa Elementary School

7500 Copper Av Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(School attendance zone shown in map)
La Mesa Elementary School serves 411 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 21%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 411 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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School Overview

La Mesa Elementary School's student population of 411 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
411 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of La Mesa Elementary School is 0.39, 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
15%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
17%
33%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
5%
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
77%
62%
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Black
11%
2%
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White
5%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
74%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (05-06)
2%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in La Mesa Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2005-06 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% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 21% NM state average), while 17% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 33% NM state average).
How many students attend La Mesa Elementary School?
411 students attend La Mesa Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of La Mesa Elementary School students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Black, 5% of students are American Indian, 5% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of La Mesa Elementary School?
La Mesa Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does La Mesa Elementary School offer ?
La Mesa Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is La Mesa Elementary School part of?
La Mesa Elementary School is part of Albuquerque Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 411 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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