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 5%)
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 is 1 public middle school serving 602 students in Los Alamos Public Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public middle schools in New Mexico.
Public Middle School in Los Alamos Public School School District have an average math proficiency score of 55% (versus the New Mexico public middle school average of 25%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 34% statewide average).
The top ranked public middle school in Los Alamos Public Schools School District is Los Alamos Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public middle school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NM)
# Schools
8 Schools
304 Schools
# Students
3,709 Students
101,278 Students
# Teachers
268 Teachers
7,192 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 144 school districts in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 83% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NM)
#7 out of 144 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Los Alamos Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60%
24%
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 2021-22 school year data.
67%
34%
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 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
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
0.58
# American Indian Students
65 Students
13,459 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
13%
# Asian Students
156 Students
1,187 Students
% Asian Students
4%
1%
# Hispanic Students
1,267 Students
60,456 Students
% Hispanic Students
34%
60%
# Black Students
34 Students
1,847 Students
% Black Students
1%
2%
# White Students
2,027 Students
21,846 Students
% White Students
55%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
149 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
160 Students
2,334 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
159
502
# Students in K Grade:
224
2,426
# Students in 1st Grade:
252
2,387
# Students in 2nd Grade:
255
2,571
# Students in 3rd Grade:
241
2,553
# Students in 4th Grade:
234
2,729
# Students in 5th Grade:
262
2,877
# Students in 6th Grade:
290
18,847
# Students in 7th Grade:
297
25,599
# Students in 8th Grade:
305
26,187
# Students in 9th Grade:
304
4,607
# Students in 10th Grade:
269
3,555
# Students in 11th Grade:
301
3,252
# Students in 12th Grade:
316
3,186
# 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 (20-21)
$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 (20-21)
$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 (20-21)
$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 (20-21)
$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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Los Alamos Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2101 Hawk Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 663-2375
Grades: 7-8
| 602 students

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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%
  • : 60% (Top 5%)
  • : 67% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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