Las Cruces Public Schools School District

505 South Main Suite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Las Cruces Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Mexico for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 33 public elementary schools serving 16,421 students in Las Cruces Public Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in New Mexico.
Public Elementary Schools in Las Cruces Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the New Mexico public elementary school average of 23%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 31% statewide average).
The top ranked public elementary schools in Las Cruces Public Schools School District are White Sands Elementary School, Desert Hills Elementary School and Monte Vista Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Mexico public elementary school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NM)
# Schools
40 Schools
663 Schools
# Students
23,711 Students
216,078 Students
# Teachers
1,496 Teachers
15,620 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Las Cruces Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 119 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 84% has increased from 68% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NM)
Overall District Rank
#58 out of 122 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Las Cruces Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
21%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Las Cruces Public Schools  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)
33%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Las Cruces Public Schools  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
84%
75%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Las Cruces Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NM by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.37
0.57
# American Indian Students
202 Students
27,075 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
13%
# Asian Students
201 Students
2,609 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
18,460 Students
131,732 Students
% Hispanic Students
78%
61%
# Black Students
502 Students
3,888 Students
% Black Students
2%
2%
# White Students
4,060 Students
45,333 Students
% White Students
17%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
81 Students
293 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
205 Students
5,148 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
810
5,689
# Students in K Grade:
1,535
19,093
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,600
22,404
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,669
22,686
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,674
22,781
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,722
23,372
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,724
24,087
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,890
25,632
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,869
19,853
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,928
19,613
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,044
3,130
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,896
2,924
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,742
2,475
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,608
2,339
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,166 in this school district is less than the state median of $18,688. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,779 is less than the state median of $18,494. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NM)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$265 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total revenue of Las Cruces Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$256 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total spending of Las Cruces Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,166
$18,688
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Las Cruces Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,779
$18,494
This chart display average spending per public school student in Las Cruces Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Las Cruces Public Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
White Sands Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1 Viking St White Sands Missil
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 674-1241
Grades: PK-8
| 286 students
Rank: #22.
Desert Hills Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
280 North Roadrunner Pkwy
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9619
Grades: PK-5
| 616 students
Rank: #33.
Monte Vista Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4675 Peachtree Hills
Las Cruces, NM 88012
(575) 527-9490
Grades: PK-5
| 631 students
Rank: #44.
Tombaugh Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
226 Carver Rd
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9575
Grades: PK-5
| 578 students
Rank: #55.
Highland Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4201 Emerald St
Las Cruces, NM 88012
(575) 527-9636
Grades: PK-5
| 743 students
Rank: #66.
Hillrise Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1400 South Curnutt St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9666
Grades: PK-5
| 480 students
Rank: #77.
Jornada Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3400 Elks Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9536
Grades: PK-5
| 527 students
Rank: #88.
Camino Real Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2961 Roadrunner Pkwy
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-6030
Grades: 6-8
| 1,001 students
Rank: #99.
Sonoma Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4201 Northrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 541-7320
Grades: PK-5
| 685 students
Rank: #1010.
Mesilla Park Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
955 West Union Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9615
Grades: PK-5
| 390 students
Rank: #1111.
Fairacres Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4501 West Picacho Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9606
Grades: K-5
| 424 students
Rank: #1212.
University Hills Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2005 South Locust St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9649
Grades: PK-5
| 377 students
Rank: #1313.
Vista Middle School
Math: 19% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4465 Elks Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9465
Grades: 6-8
| 689 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Central Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
150 North Alameda Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9496
Grades: PK-5
| 180 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Dona Ana Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5551 Camino De Flores
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9506
Grades: PK-5
| 378 students
Rank: #1616.
Sierra Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 E Spruce Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9640
Grades: 6-8
| 886 students
Rank: #1717.
Mesilla Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2363 Calle Del Sur
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9566
Grades: PK-5
| 272 students
Rank: #1818.
East Picacho Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4450 North Valley Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9516
Grades: PK-5
| 436 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Hermosa Heights Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1655 East Amador Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9530
Grades: PK-5
| 361 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Picacho Middle School
Math: 16% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1040 North Motel Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9455
Grades: 6-8
| 802 students
Rank: #2121.
Booker T. Washington
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
755 East Chestnut Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9595
Grades: PK-5
| 301 students
Rank: #2222.
Mesa Middle School
Math: 10% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7225 Jornada Rd North
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9510
Grades: 6-8
| 753 students
Rank: #2323.
Columbia Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4555 Elks Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 527-1561
Grades: PK-5
| 307 students
Rank: #2424.
Loma Heights Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 East Madrid
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9546
Grades: PK-5
| 493 students
Rank: #2525.
Zia Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 West University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9475
Grades: 6-8
| 715 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Alameda Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1325 N. Alameda Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 527-9486
Grades: PK-5
| 368 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Conlee Elementary School
Math: 17% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1701 Boston Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9656
Grades: PK-5
| 399 students
Rank: #2828.
Lynn Middle School
Math: 10% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
950 South Walnut St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9445
Grades: 6-8
| 655 students
Rank: #2929.
Sunrise Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5300 N Holman Rd
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9626
Grades: 3-5
| 359 students
Rank: #3030.
Valley View Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
915 E California Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9586
Grades: PK-5
| 374 students
Rank: #3131.
Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
950 South Walnut St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-6059
Grades: 6-8
| 96 students
Rank: #3232.
Mac Arthur Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
655 N 4th St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-9556
Grades: PK-5
| 362 students
Rank: n/an/a
5250 N Holman Rd
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-6022
Grades: PK-2
| 497 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 40 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 23,711 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Top 20% in NM)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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