Top 10 Best Las Cruces Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 45 public schools serving 25,212 students in Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Mexico.
The top ranked public schools in Las Cruces, NM are White Sands Elementary School, Early College High School and Desert Hills Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Las Cruces, NM public schools have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the New Mexico public school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 29% statewide average). Schools in Las Cruces have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of New Mexico public schools.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Mexico public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Las Cruces, NM Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    White Sands Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    White Sands Missile Range
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-8 | 298 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Early College High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3400 South Espina St
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-9540

    Grades: 9-12 | 350 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Desert Hills Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    280 North Rdrunner Pky
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 664 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Arrowhead Park Medical Academy Math: 30-34% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3600 Arrowhead Drive
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (575) 527-9540

    Grades: 9-12 | 226 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Highland Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4201 Emerald St
    Las Cruces, NM 88012
    (575) 527-9636

    Grades: PK-5 | 826 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Jornada Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3400 Elks Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 511 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Monte Vista Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4675 Peachtree Hills
    Las Cruces, NM 88012
    (505) 268-3520

    Grades: PK-5 | 570 students
  • Rank: #88.
    J Paul Taylor Academy Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    402 W. Court Ave Bldg 2
    Las Cruces, NM 88005
    (575) 652-4006

    Grades: n/a | 200 students
  • Rank: #99.
    University Hills Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2005 South Locust St
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 421 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Dona Ana Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5551 Camino De Flores
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 329 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Hillrise Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1400 South Curnutt St
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 565 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Mesilla Park Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    955 West Union Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 432 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Sonoma Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4201 Northrise Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88011
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 764 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Camino Real Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2961 Rdrunner Pky
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: 6-8 | 897 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Mesilla Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2363 Calle Del Sur
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 297 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Centennial High School Math: 20% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1950 S Sonoma Ranch Blvd
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (575) 527-9330

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,509 student
  • Rank: #1717.
    East Picacho Elementary School Math: 26% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4450 North Valley Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 549 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Hermosa Hgts Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1655 East Amador Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 451 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Tombaugh Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    226 Carver Rd
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 689 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Vista Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4465 Elks Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: 6-8 | 713 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Central Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    150 North Alameda Blvd
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 233 students
  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.
    Conlee Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1701 Boston Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 494 students
  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.
    Sierra Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1700 Spruce Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: 6-8 | 901 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Las Cruces High School Math: 13% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1750 El Paseo Rd
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,695 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Alma D'arte Charter Charter School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    402 W Court Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88005
    (575) 541-0145

    Grades: 9-12 | 180 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Columbia Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4555 Elks Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88005
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 467 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Zia Middle School Math: 15% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1300 West University Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: 6-8 | 701 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Loma Heights Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1600 East Madrid
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 508 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Fairacres Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4501 West Picacho Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: K-5 | 484 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Onate High School Math: 11% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5700 Mesa Grande Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,511 student
  • Rank: #3131.
    Alameda Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1325 N. Alameda
    Las Cruces, NM 88005
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Picacho Middle School Math: 15% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1040 North Motel Blvd
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: 6-8 | 765 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Lynn Middle School Math: 14% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    950 South Walnut St
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: 6-8 | 690 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Mac Arthur Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1100 Macarthur Rd Nw
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: PK-5 | 455 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Mayfield High School Math: 8% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1955 North Valley Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,448 student
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