Artesia School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 3 public middle schools serving 1,167 students in Artesia School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public middle schools in New Mexico.
Public Middle Schools in Artesia School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the New Mexico public middle school average of 19%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 31% statewide average).
The top ranked public middle schools in Artesia School District are Penasco Elementary School, Artesia Zia Intermediate and Artesia Park Junior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public middle school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Artesia School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Mexico for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Artesia School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NM)
# Schools
3 Schools
270 Schools
# Students
1,167 Students
92,487 Students
# Teachers
74 Teachers
5,576 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Artesia School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 106 school districts in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 68% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NM)
Overall District Rank
#22 out of 122 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Artesia   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
21%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Artesia   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NM by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Artesia   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NM by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
75%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Artesia   School District and public school graduation rate of NM by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.52
0.60
# American Indian Students
12 Students
13,556 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
15%
# Asian Students
1 Student
1,015 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
641 Students
52,978 Students
% Hispanic Students
55%
57%
# Black Students
7 Students
1,634 Students
% Black Students
1%
2%
# White Students
503 Students
21,528 Students
% White Students
43%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
129 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2 Students
1,647 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
329
# Students in K Grade:
2
1,885
# Students in 1st Grade:
3
1,937
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1
1,933
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2
1,990
# Students in 4th Grade:
5
1,969
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
2,103
# Students in 6th Grade:
280
19,495
# Students in 7th Grade:
309
25,905
# Students in 8th Grade:
268
25,397
# Students in 9th Grade:
297
3,078
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
2,451
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
2,145
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
1,870
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,570 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,142. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,492 is less than the state median of $14,983. The school district spending/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NM)
Total Revenue
$48 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total revenue of Artesia   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$48 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total spending of Artesia   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,570
$16,142
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Artesia   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,492
$14,983
This chart display average spending per public school student in Artesia   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Artesia School District Public Middle Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Penasco Elementary School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
12 Dunkin Rd
Hope, NM 88250
(505) 746-3585
Grades: K-8
| 16 students
Rank: #22.
Artesia Zia Intermediate
Math: 27% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1100 Bullock Ave
Artesia, NM 88210
(505) 746-3585
Grades: 6-7
| 588 students
Rank: #33.
Artesia Park Junior High School
Math: 22% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15th And Cannon
Artesia, NM 88210
(505) 746-3585
Grades: 8-9
| 563 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 1,167 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 10% in NM)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52

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