Top 10 Best Rio Arriba County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 28 public schools serving 4,883 students in Rio Arriba County, NM (there are 6 private schools, serving 492 private students). 91% of all K-12 students in Rio Arriba County, NM are educated in public schools (compared to the NM state average of 93%).
The top ranked public schools in Rio Arriba County, NM are Coronado High School, Dixon Elementary School and Coronado Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Rio Arriba County, NM public schools have an average math proficiency score of 11% (versus the New Mexico public school average of 25%), and reading proficiency score of 19% (versus the 34% statewide average). Schools in Rio Arriba County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New Mexico public schools.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Mexico public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Rio Arriba County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Coronado High School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1903 State Highway 96
Gallina, NM 87017
(575) 638-5419
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
Rank: #22.
Dixon Elementary School
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
220 New Mexico Highway 75
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 579-4325
Grades: K-6
| 50 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Coronado Middle School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1903 State Highway 96
Gallina, NM 87017
(575) 638-5419
Grades: 6-8
| 31 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
El Rito Elementary School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Elementary Rd
El Rito, NM 87530
(575) 581-4273
Grades: PK-3
| 61 students
Rank: #55.
La Tierra Montessori School Of The Arts And Sciences
Charter School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
659 Roadrunner Rd
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 852-0200
Grades: K-8
| 83 students
Rank: #66.
Chimayo Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
State Rd 76 County Rd 93 Build
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 351-4207
Grades: K-6
| 128 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Alcalde Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
State Rd 68 County Rd 138a
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 852-4253
Grades: PK-6
| 162 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Tierra Amarilla Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Hwy 513
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
(575) 588-7285
Grades: PK-6
| 112 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Dulce High School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
113 Hawk Dr
Dulce, NM 87528
(575) 759-3353
Grades: 9-12
| 169 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Gallina Elementary School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1903 State Highway 96
Gallina, NM 87017
(575) 638-5419
Grades: K-5
| 42 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Abiquiu Elementary School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Hwy 84/285 213412
Abiquiu, NM 87510
(505) 685-4457
Grades: K-6
| 91 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Velarde Elementary School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
State Road 68 County Road 51 #
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 852-4331
Grades: K-6
| 53 students
Rank: #1313.
San Juan Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
411 State Rd 74
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 852-4225
Grades: K-6
| 219 students
Rank: #1414.
Eutimio Salazar Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Zuni Ln
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-2391
Grades: PK-6
| 323 students
Rank: #1515.
Mccurdy Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Calle Arbolera
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 692-6090
Grades: K-12
| 531 students
Rank: #1616.
Hernandez Elementary School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
State Road 84/285 #1934b
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-4008
Grades: K-6
| 71 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Chama Elementary School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
182 North Pine Ave
Chama, NM 87520
(575) 588-7285
Grades: PK-5
| 85 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Chama Middle School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
181 North Pine Ave
Chama, NM 87520
(575) 588-7285
Grades: 6-8
| 35 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Escalante Middle/high School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Stateroute 531 1158
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
(575) 588-7285
Grades: 7-12
| 143 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Espanola Valley High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1111 El Llano Rd
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-7357
Grades: 9-12
| 858 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
James Rodriguez Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
420 North Coronado Ave
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-2256
Grades: 1-6
| 264 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Tony Quintana Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
18670 Us 84/285
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-3213
Grades: K-6
| 214 students
Rank: #2323.
Carlos F. Vigil Middle School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1260 Industrial Park Rd
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-1348
Grades: 7-8
| 474 students
Rank: #2424.
Dulce Middle School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
113 Hawks Dr
Dulce, NM 87528
(575) 759-3225
Grades: 6-8
| 122 students
Rank: #2525.
Dulce Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Hawk Dr
Dulce, NM 87528
(575) 759-3353
Grades: PK-5
| 253 students
Rank: n/an/a
625 Kee Street
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-4406
Grades: K-6
| 99 students
Rank: n/an/a
323 North Coronado Ave
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-6819
Grades: PK-K
| 81 students
Rank: n/an/a
307 Community School Rd
Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566
(505) 852-2154
Grades: K-6
| 88 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Rio Arriba County, NM

Rio Arriba County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
714 Calle Don Diego
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-2254
Grades: K-8
| 80 students
St Rd 76 Cr 80 #355
Cordova, NM 87523
(505) 753-2254
Grades: K-8
| 103 students
P.o. Box 100
Coyote, NM 87012
(505) 638-5422
Grades: K-6
| 24 students
P.o. Drawer 100
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 747-3317
Grades: 6-12
| 164 students
714 Calle Don Diego
Velarde, NM 87582
(505) 753-2254
Grades: PK-12
| 7 students
Empire Drive 258, Po Box 1009
Dulce, NM 87528
(505) 759-3101
Grades: 1-12
| n/a students
P.o. Box 547
Dulce, NM 87528
(505) 759-3353
Grades: PK
| 9 students
1086 Hwy 595
Lindrith, NM 87029
(575) 774-6669
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
P.o. Box 27
Lindrith, NM 87029
(505) 774-6669
Grades: K-4
| 10 students
116 Calle Espinoza
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-8435
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
335 County Rd 80
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 351-4480
Grades: K-6
| 39 students
Highway 74, Po Box 1077
Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566
(505) 852-2154
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
Stateroute 531
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
(505) 588-7285
Grades: 6-8
| 52 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Rio Arriba County, NM?
The top ranked public schools in Rio Arriba County, NM include Coronado High School, Dixon Elementary School and Coronado Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Rio Arriba County, NM?
28 public schools are located in Rio Arriba County, NM.
What percentage of students in Rio Arriba County, NM go to public school?
91% of all K-12 students in Rio Arriba County, NM are educated in public schools (compared to the NM state average of 93%).
What is the racial composition of students in Rio Arriba County, NM?
Rio Arriba County, NM public schools minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Mexico public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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