Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy

950 South Walnut St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy serves 88 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 21%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 88 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy's student population of 88 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
88 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy is 0.52, 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)
≤5%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
20-24%
33%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
2%
12%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
63%
62%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
30%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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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 Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy 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 (14-15)
10%
6%
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy often compared to?
Mesilla Valley Leadership Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Picacho Middle School, Mesa Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 21% NM state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 33% NM state average).
How many students attend Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy?
88 students attend Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy students are Hispanic, 30% of students are White, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy?
Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy offer ?
Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy part of?
Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy is part of Las Cruces Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 88 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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