Mesa Alta Junior High School

329 North Bergin Ln
Bloomfield, NM 87413
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Mesa Alta Junior High School serves 408 students in grades 7-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 22%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
Mesa Alta Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the New Mexico state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Mesa Alta Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

Mesa Alta Junior High School's student population of 408 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students408 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

Mesa Alta Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 717 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Mesa Alta Junior High School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#448 out of 717 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
22%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
24%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
36%
12%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
36%
60%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
26%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.680.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
71%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
8%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBloomfield Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mesa Alta Junior High School is Charlie Y. Brown Alternative (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Dzilth-na-o-dith-hle Community School (1.0 miles away)
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