Top 10 Best Las Cruces Public Middle Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 10 public middle schools serving 5,840 students in Las Cruces, NM. The top ranked public middle schools in Las Cruces, NM are White Sands Elementary School, Camino Real Middle School and Vista Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Las Cruces, NM public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the New Mexico public middle school average of 19%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 31% statewide average). Middle schools in Las Cruces have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New Mexico public middle schools.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Mexico public middle school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best Las Cruces, NM Public Middle Schools (2022)

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%
White Sands Missile Range
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 527-5800
Grades: PK-8
| 298 students
Rank: #22.
Camino Real Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2961 Rdrunner Pky
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 527-5800
Grades: 6-8
| 897 students
Rank: #33.
Vista Middle School
Math: 19% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4465 Elks Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 527-5800
Grades: 6-8
| 713 students
Rank: #44.
Sierra Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 Spruce Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 527-5800
Grades: 6-8
| 901 students
Rank: #55.
Picacho Middle School
Math: 16% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1040 North Motel Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 527-5800
Grades: 6-8
| 765 students
Rank: #66.
Mesa Middle School
Math: 10% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
7225 Jornada Rd North
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 627-2800
Grades: 6-8
| 611 students
Rank: #77.
Zia Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 West University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 527-5800
Grades: 6-8
| 701 students
Rank: #88.
Lynn Middle School
Math: 10% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
950 South Walnut St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 527-5800
Grades: 6-8
| 690 students
Rank: #99.
Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
400 West Bell
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-6059
Grades: 6-8
| 100 students
Rank: #1010.
La Academia Dolores Huerta
Charter School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1480 North Main
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-5800
Grades: 6-8
| 164 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, New Mexico Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
P.o. Box 7027
Las Cruces, NM 88006
(505) 541-0145
Grades: 9-12
| 163 students
Dona Ana Jdc (Closed 2007)
Alternative School
505 S Main,suite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 527-5800
Grades: 6-12
| 43 students
505 S Main,suite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 537-5807
Grades: PK-5
| 642 students
505 S Main,suite249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 527-5807
Grades: PK-9
| 6 students
505 S Main,suite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 523-5860
Grades: 7-8
| 31 students
Mesilla Valley Rtc (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
505 S Main,suite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 527-5972
Grades: 6-11
| 64 students
505 S Main,suite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 525-3166
Grades: 6-8
| 914 students

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