Penasco Independent Schools School District

13 School Rd
Penasco, NM 87553
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there is 1 public elementary school serving 189 students in Penasco Independent Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in New Mexico.
Public Elementary School in Penasco Independent School School District have an average math proficiency score of 12% (versus the New Mexico public elementary school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 34% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Mexico public elementary school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NM)
# Schools
3 Schools
670 Schools
# Students
330 Students
215,536 Students
# Teachers
6 Teachers
15,650 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Penasco Independent Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 60-79% has decreased from 80% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NM)
#117 out of 144 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Penasco Independent Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
10-14%
24%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Penasco Independent 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.
25-29%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Penasco Independent 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)
60-79%
66%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Penasco Independent Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.26
0.57
# American Indian Students
30 Students
26,132 Students
% American Indian Students
9%
12%
# Asian Students
n/a
2,615 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
283 Students
131,663 Students
% Hispanic Students
86%
61%
# Black Students
n/a
3,869 Students
% Black Students
n/a
2%
# White Students
17 Students
45,599 Students
% White Students
5%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
264 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
n/a
5,401 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
13
6,288
# Students in K Grade:
22
20,343
# Students in 1st Grade:
16
21,669
# Students in 2nd Grade:
28
22,459
# Students in 3rd Grade:
34
22,821
# Students in 4th Grade:
25
22,913
# Students in 5th Grade:
25
23,585
# Students in 6th Grade:
26
24,065
# Students in 7th Grade:
23
20,064
# Students in 8th Grade:
21
20,138
# Students in 9th Grade:
24
3,483
# Students in 10th Grade:
22
2,774
# Students in 11th Grade:
23
2,491
# Students in 12th Grade:
28
2,443
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $19,594 is higher than the state median of $14,520. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,691 is higher than the state median of $13,895. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NM)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$7 MM
$4,694 MM
This chart display total revenue of Penasco Independent 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)
$6 MM
$4,492 MM
This chart display total spending of Penasco Independent 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)
$19,594
$14,520
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Penasco Independent 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)
$17,691
$13,895
This chart display average spending per public school student in Penasco Independent 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 Penasco Independent Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Penasco Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
13 School Rd
Penasco, NM 87553
(575) 587-2230
Grades: PK-6
| 189 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 3 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 330 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : 60-79% (Btm 50% in NM)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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