Mesa Middle School

7225 Jornada Rd North
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 800 students in grades 6-8, Mesa Middle School ranks in the bottom 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 10% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 21%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 33%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 800 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • : 10%
  • : 30%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mesa Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

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School Overview

Mesa Middle School's student population of 800 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
800 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Mesa Middle School is 0.28, 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)
(18-19)
10%
21%
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(18-19)
30%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mesa Middle 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
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
84%
62%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mesa Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mesa Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
11%
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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0.28
This chart display the diversity score of Mesa Middle 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%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mesa Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mesa Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Mesa Middle School often compared to?
Mesa Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy, Picacho Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 21% NM state average), while 30% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 33% NM state average).
How many students attend Mesa Middle School?
800 students attend Mesa Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
84% of Mesa Middle School students are Hispanic, 11% of students are White, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mesa Middle School?
Mesa Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Mesa Middle School offer ?
Mesa Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Mesa Middle School part of?
Mesa Middle School is part of Las Cruces Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   4/14/2014
Wonderful, caring teachers and administrators. New school; safe; using the latest technology... I highly recommend MMS!
- Posted by Parent - timia

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 800 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • : 10%
  • : 30%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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