Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School

400 West Bell
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School serves 100 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (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 6-9% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle 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 17:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School's student population of 100 students has grown by 75% over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has grown by 200% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students100 students
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Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
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School Comparison

Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle 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 Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School is 0.47, which is less 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
#696 out of 717 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
22%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
6-9%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
2%
12%
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Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
66%
60%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
2%
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White
31%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.470.58
This chart display the diversity score of Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School and the public school average diversity score of New Mexico by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
71%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
10%
6%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLas Cruces School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School is Early College High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Zia Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mesilla Park Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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