Portales Municipal Schools School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 2,787 students in Portales Municipal Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in New Mexico.
Public Schools in Portales Municipal Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the New Mexico public school average of 20%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 32% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Portales Municipal Schools School District are Valencia Elementary School, Portales Junior High School and Lindsey-steiner Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Portales Municipal Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Mexico.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Portales Municipal Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Mexico for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Portales Municipal Schools School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NM)
# Schools
6 Schools
928 Schools
# Students
2,787 Students
343,036 Students
# Teachers
173 Teachers
21,072 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Portales Municipal Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% 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 75-79% has decreased from 80-84% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NM)
Overall District Rank
#40 out of 122 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Portales Municipal Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
21%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Portales Municipal 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Portales Municipal 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
75-79%
75%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Portales Municipal Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NM by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.52
0.58
# American Indian Students
22 Students
42,111 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
12%
# Asian Students
22 Students
3,835 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
1,717 Students
206,178 Students
% Hispanic Students
61%
60%
# Black Students
79 Students
6,432 Students
% Black Students
3%
2%
# White Students
898 Students
77,739 Students
% White Students
32%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
465 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
46 Students
6,276 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
149
9,541
# Students in K Grade:
191
24,612
# Students in 1st Grade:
202
25,023
# Students in 2nd Grade:
201
25,112
# Students in 3rd Grade:
249
26,685
# Students in 4th Grade:
206
27,184
# Students in 5th Grade:
217
27,036
# Students in 6th Grade:
217
26,105
# Students in 7th Grade:
196
25,943
# Students in 8th Grade:
214
25,433
# Students in 9th Grade:
232
29,065
# Students in 10th Grade:
205
26,092
# Students in 11th Grade:
141
23,209
# Students in 12th Grade:
167
21,996
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,882 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 $10,897 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
$30 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total revenue of Portales Municipal Schools  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
$30 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total spending of Portales Municipal Schools  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
$10,882
$15,181
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Portales Municipal Schools  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
$10,897
$14,837
This chart display average spending per public school student in Portales Municipal Schools  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 Portales Municipal Schools School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Valencia Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1415 South Globe
Portales, NM 88130
(505) 356-7000
Grades: 3-4
| 455 students
Rank: #22.
Portales Junior High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
700 East 3rd St
Portales, NM 88130
(505) 356-7000
Grades: 7-8
| 410 students
Rank: #33.
Lindsey-steiner Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1000 North Ave M
Portales, NM 88130
(575) 356-7060
Grades: 5-6
| 434 students
Rank: #44.
Portales High School
Math: 7% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
201 South Knoxville Ave
Portales, NM 88130
(505) 356-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 745 students
520 West 5th St
Portales, NM 88130
(505) 356-7000
Grades: PK-K
| 340 students
701 West 18th St
Portales, NM 88130
(505) 356-7000
Grades: 1-2
| 403 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,787 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75-79% (Top 50% in NM)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52

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