Los Alamos School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 3,711 students in Los Alamos 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 School District have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the New Mexico public school average of 20%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 32% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Los Alamos School District are Mountain Elementary School, Pinon Elementary School and Chamisa Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Los Alamos School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Mexico.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Los Alamos 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 10%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Los Alamos School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NM)
# Schools
8 Schools
928 Schools
# Students
3,711 Students
343,036 Students
# Teachers
243 Teachers
21,072 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Los Alamos School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 122 school districts in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NM)
Overall District Rank
#5 out of 122 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Los Alamos   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
21%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Los Alamos   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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Los Alamos   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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
75%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Los Alamos   School District and public school graduation rate of NM by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.57
0.58
# American Indian Students
73 Students
42,111 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
12%
# Asian Students
152 Students
3,835 Students
% Asian Students
4%
1%
# Hispanic Students
1,214 Students
206,178 Students
% Hispanic Students
33%
60%
# Black Students
34 Students
6,432 Students
% Black Students
1%
2%
# White Students
2,126 Students
77,739 Students
% White Students
57%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
465 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
108 Students
6,276 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
85
9,541
# Students in K Grade:
231
24,612
# Students in 1st Grade:
244
25,023
# Students in 2nd Grade:
262
25,112
# Students in 3rd Grade:
287
26,685
# Students in 4th Grade:
287
27,184
# Students in 5th Grade:
280
27,036
# Students in 6th Grade:
273
26,105
# Students in 7th Grade:
306
25,943
# Students in 8th Grade:
327
25,433
# Students in 9th Grade:
283
29,065
# Students in 10th Grade:
309
26,092
# Students in 11th Grade:
273
23,209
# Students in 12th Grade:
264
21,996
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,711 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,181. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,511 is less than the state median of $14,837. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NM)
Total Revenue
$47 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total revenue of Los Alamos   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$46 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total spending of Los Alamos   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,711
$15,181
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Los Alamos   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,511
$14,837
This chart display average spending per public school student in Los Alamos   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Los Alamos School District 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.
Pinon Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
90 Grand Canyon Dr
White Rock, NM 87547
(505) 663-2230
Grades: PK-6
| 356 students
Rank: #33.
Chamisa Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
301 Meadow Ln
White Rock, NM 87547
(505) 663-2230
Grades: K-6
| 271 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) 663-2230
Grades: PK-6
| 466 students
Rank: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,711 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 1% in NM)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57

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