Los Alamos Public Schools School District

2075 Trinity Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 3,709 students in Los Alamos Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in New Mexico.
Public Schools in Los Alamos Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the New Mexico public school average of 25%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 58% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NM)
# Schools
8 Schools
933 Schools
# Students
3,709 Students
323,300 Students
# Teachers
268 Teachers
22,307 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Los Alamos Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 84 school districts in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NM)
#3 out of 85 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Los Alamos Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
61%
25%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Los Alamos 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 2020-21 school year data.
78%
58%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Los Alamos 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 2020-21 school year data.
92%
66%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Los Alamos Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.59
0.56
# American Indian Students
65 Students
38,903 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
12%
# Asian Students
156 Students
3,736 Students
% Asian Students
4%
1%
# Hispanic Students
1,267 Students
200,203 Students
% Hispanic Students
34%
62%
# Black Students
34 Students
5,610 Students
% Black Students
1%
2%
# White Students
2,027 Students
67,120 Students
% White Students
55%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
375 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
160 Students
7,360 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
159
9,280
# Students in K Grade:
224
22,015
# Students in 1st Grade:
252
21,669
# Students in 2nd Grade:
255
22,459
# Students in 3rd Grade:
241
22,821
# Students in 4th Grade:
234
22,913
# Students in 5th Grade:
262
23,585
# Students in 6th Grade:
290
24,066
# Students in 7th Grade:
297
25,599
# Students in 8th Grade:
305
26,187
# Students in 9th Grade:
304
31,588
# Students in 10th Grade:
269
25,847
# Students in 11th Grade:
301
23,252
# Students in 12th Grade:
316
22,019
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,198 is higher than the state median of $14,520. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,001 is higher than the state median of $13,895. The school district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NM)
Total Revenue
$56 MM
$4,694 MM
This chart display total revenue of Los Alamos Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$52 MM
$4,492 MM
This chart display total spending of Los Alamos Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,198
$14,520
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Los Alamos Public Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,001
$13,895
This chart display average spending per public school student in Los Alamos Public Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Los Alamos Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

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) 663-2325
Grades: PK-6
| 438 students
Rank: #22.
Pinon Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
90 Grand Canyon Dr
White Rock, NM 87547
(505) 663-2680
Grades: PK-6
| 335 students
Rank: #33.
Chamisa Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
301 Meadow Ln
White Rock, NM 87547
(505) 663-2470
Grades: PK-6
| 293 students
Rank: #44.
Barranca Mesa Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 52% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
57 Loma Del Escolar
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2730
Grades: PK-6
| 417 students
Rank: #55.
Topper Freshman Academy
(Math: 46% | Reading: 62% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3800 Canyon Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2510
Grades: 9
| 304 students
Rank: #66.
Los Alamos High School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1300 Diamond Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2210
Grades: 10-12
| 886 students
Rank: #77.
Los Alamos Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 51% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2101 Hawk Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2375
Grades: 7-8
| 602 students
Rank: #88.
Aspen Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 40% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2182 33rd St
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2275
Grades: PK-6
| 434 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Los Alamos Public Schools School District?
Los Alamos Public Schools School District manages 8 public schools serving 3,709 students.
What is the rank of Los Alamos Public Schools School District?
Los Alamos Public Schools School District is ranked #2 out of 84 school districts in New Mexico (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of New Mexico school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%), Highest graduation rate (Top 5%), Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Los Alamos Public Schools School District?
55% of Los Alamos Public Schools School District students are White, 34% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Los Alamos Public Schools School District?
Los Alamos Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is equal to the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What is Los Alamos Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,001 is higher than the state median of $13,895. The school district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,709 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • : 92% (Top 5% in NM)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 61% (Top 5%)
  • : 78% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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