Top 10 Best Las Cruces Public Middle Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 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 19% (versus the New Mexico public middle school average of 21%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 28% statewide average). Middle schools in Las Cruces have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 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).

Top Las Cruces, NM Public Middle 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.
    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: #33.
    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: #44.
    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: #55.
    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: #66.
    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: #77.
    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: #88.
    Mesa Middle School Math: 13% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7225 Jornada Rd North
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (575) 627-2800

    Grades: 6-8 | 611 students
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    La Academia Dolores Huerta Charter School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1480 North Main
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (575) 527-5800

    Grades: 6-8 | 164 students
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    400 West Bell
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (575) 527-6059

    Grades: 6-8 | 100 students
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