Rio Rancho Public Schools School District

500 Laser Road Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Rio Rancho Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Mexico for:

Category
Attribute
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public preschools serving 1,205 students in Rio Rancho Public Schools School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public pre schools in New Mexico.
Public Preschools in Rio Rancho Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the New Mexico public pre school average of 24%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 32% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public preschool average of 82% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NM)
# Schools
21 Schools
326 Schools
# Students
17,292 Students
100,126 Students
# Teachers
1,098 Teachers
7,486 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Rio Rancho Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 30% 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 87% has increased from 84% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NM)
#29 out of 144 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Rio Rancho Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
37%
24%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Rio Rancho Public 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.
45%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rio Rancho Public 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)
87%
66%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Rio Rancho Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.58
0.51
# American Indian Students
698 Students
9,720 Students
% American Indian Students
4%
10%
# Asian Students
192 Students
1,101 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
9,989 Students
67,161 Students
% Hispanic Students
58%
67%
# Black Students
337 Students
1,702 Students
% Black Students
2%
2%
# White Students
5,068 Students
18,352 Students
% White Students
29%
18%
# Hawaiian Students
15 Students
83 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
993 Students
2,007 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
575
9,280
# Students in K Grade:
1,195
15,325
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,139
13,377
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,216
13,771
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,171
13,247
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,280
12,749
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,300
13,122
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,265
3,583
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,256
1,067
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,395
947
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,400
1,323
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,452
909
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,328
733
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,320
693
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,757 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 $12,131 is less than the state median of $13,895. The school district spending/student has declined by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NM)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$203 MM
$4,694 MM
This chart display total revenue of Rio Rancho Public 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)
$210 MM
$4,492 MM
This chart display total spending of Rio Rancho Public 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)
$11,757
$14,520
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Rio Rancho Public 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)
$12,131
$13,895
This chart display average spending per public school student in Rio Rancho Public 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 Rio Rancho Public Schools School District Public Preschools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sandia Vista Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6800 Franklin Rd Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
(505) 338-2526
Grades: PK-5
| 630 students
Rank: n/an/a
Shining Stars Preschool
Special Education School
2100 Lionel Street Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
(505) 892-7735
Grades: PK
| 575 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 21 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 17,292 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • : 87% (Top 20% in NM)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 37% (Top 20%)
  • : 45% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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