Top 10 Best New Mexico Public Schools (2024)

New Mexico is the #36 largest school system in the United States, serving 323,300 students across the 933 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 188 private schools, serving 23,071 students). 93% of all K-12 students in New Mexico are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in New Mexico is 25%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 58%.
Minority enrollment is 79% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 14:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NM) School Average
American Indian
12%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
62%
Black
2%
White
21%
Two or more races
2%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NM.

Top Ranked Public Schools in New Mexico (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Albuquerque Institute Of Math & Science
Charter School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-12
933 Bradbury Se
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 559-4249
Rank: #22.
Early College High School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
3400 South Espina St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9540
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Eldorado High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-12
11300 Montgomery Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 296-4871
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
San Juan College High School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
4601 College Boulevard
Farmington, NM 87402
(505) 566-3986
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Cottonwood Classical Prep
Charter School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-12
7801 Jefferson St. Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 998-1021
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
La Cueva High School
Math: 72% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
7801 Wilshire Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87122
(505) 823-2327
Rank: #77.
East Mountain High School
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
25 La Madera Road
Sandia Park, NM 87047
(505) 281-7400
Rank: #88.
Sandia High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
7801 Candelaria Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 294-1511
Rank: #99.
Dora High School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 50-59% (Top 10%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 7-12
100 School St
Dora, NM 88115
(575) 477-2216
Rank: #10 - 1310. - 13.
College And Career High School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
525 Buena Vista Dr Se
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 224-4880

Best New Mexico Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
207
90,407
80%
32
11,147
77%
20
4,257
90%
16
1,483
68%
27
8,847
70%
82
38,517
88%
28
13,159
65%
16
3,554
74%
38
14,797
79%
14
2,653
64%
13
5,352
89%
53
15,645
94%
24
7,369
62%
13
1,360
62%
60
22,305
77%
51
23,258
75%
49
18,785
82%
5
1,254
55%
10
2,047
83%
26
4,067
79%
14
2,744
62%
28
12,233
80%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in New Mexico?
The top ranked public schools in New Mexico include Albuquerque Institute Of Math & Science, Early College High School and Eldorado High School.
How many public schools are located in New Mexico?
933 public schools are located in New Mexico.
What percentage of students in New Mexico go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in New Mexico are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in New Mexico?
Minority enrollment in New Mexico is 79% (majority Hispanic)

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