Top 5 Best Los Alamos Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 3,084 students in Los Alamos, NM. Los Alamos has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Mexico.
The top ranked public schools in Los Alamos, NM are Mountain Elementary School, Barranca Mesa Elementary School and Topper Freshman Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Los Alamos, NM public schools have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the New Mexico public school average of 20%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 32% statewide average). Schools in Los Alamos have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of New Mexico public schools.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best Los Alamos, NM Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mountain Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2280 North Rd
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2230
Grades: K-6
| 424 students
Rank: #22.
Barranca Mesa Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
57 Loma Del Escolar
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2230
Grades: PK-6
| 466 students
Rank: #33.
Topper Freshman Academy
Math: 46% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3800 Canyon Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2537
Grades: 9
| 283 students
Rank: #44.
Los Alamos Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2101 Hawk Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2230
Grades: 7-8
| 633 students
Rank: #55.
Los Alamos High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1300 Diamond Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2230
Grades: 10-12
| 846 students
Rank: #66.
Aspen Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2182 33rd St
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2230
Grades: K-6
| 432 students

Recent Articles

Going Green: Should Public Schools Teach Green Lessons?
Going Green: Should Public Schools Teach Green Lessons?
The eco-friendly movement has reached our public schools and charter schools. Learn about how schools are incorporating green education into their curriculum and entire charters.
Abstinence-Only Education: Does it Work?
Abstinence-Only Education: Does it Work?
In light of President Obama’s recent backing of abstinence-only education, we take a look at the numbers to see if this type of sex ed teaching really leads to lower pregnancy and STD rates.
Post-Pandemic Tips for Public School Parents and Students
August 02, 2021
Post-Pandemic Tips for Public School Parents and Students
The 2020-21 school year was unlike any other and hopefully not one we’ll repeat anytime soon. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the face of America’s public education system and we’re still seeing the effects. In this article, we’ll explore the impact of the pandemic on America’s public schools, see how they responded, and talk about some tips for returning to in-person education this fall.