Portales Municipal Schools School District

501 South Abilene
Portales, NM 88130
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there is 1 public high school serving 828 students in Portales Municipal Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in New Mexico.
Public High School in Portales Municipal School School District have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the New Mexico public high school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 36% statewide average).
Public High School in Portales Municipal School School District have a Graduation Rate of 82%, which is more than the New Mexico average of 66%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Portales High School, with 80-84% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in New Mexico or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public high school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NM)
# Schools
6 Schools
260 Schools
# Students
2,659 Students
115,804 Students
# Teachers
189 Teachers
7,264 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Portales Municipal Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 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 80-84% has increased from 74% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NM)
#53 out of 144 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Portales Municipal Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
29%
24%
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 2021-22 school year data.
35%
34%
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 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
80-84%
66%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.50
0.57
# American Indian Students
17 Students
14,457 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
13%
# Asian Students
12 Students
1,428 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
1,732 Students
70,598 Students
% Hispanic Students
65%
61%
# Black Students
55 Students
2,100 Students
% Black Students
2%
2%
# White Students
763 Students
24,772 Students
% White Students
29%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
147 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
78 Students
2,302 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
125
163
# Students in K Grade:
208
685
# Students in 1st Grade:
176
720
# Students in 2nd Grade:
174
746
# Students in 3rd Grade:
210
780
# Students in 4th Grade:
169
895
# Students in 5th Grade:
149
933
# Students in 6th Grade:
185
2,033
# Students in 7th Grade:
229
2,889
# Students in 8th Grade:
206
3,254
# Students in 9th Grade:
216
31,588
# Students in 10th Grade:
220
25,847
# Students in 11th Grade:
191
23,252
# Students in 12th Grade:
201
22,019
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,379 in this school district is less 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 $13,174 is less than the state median of $13,895. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NM)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$36 MM
$4,694 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$35 MM
$4,492 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$13,379
$14,520
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Portales Municipal 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)
$13,174
$13,895
This chart display average spending per public school student in Portales Municipal 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 Portales Municipal Schools School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Portales High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 South Knoxville Ave
Portales, NM 88130
(575) 356-7015
Grades: 9-12
| 828 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 6 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,659 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • : 80-84% (Top 20% in NM)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 29% (Top 30%)
  • : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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