West Las Vegas Public Schools School District

179 Bridge Street
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

West Las Vegas Public 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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public elementary schools serving 1,076 students in West Las Vegas Public Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in New Mexico.
Public Elementary Schools in West Las Vegas Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the New Mexico public elementary school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 34% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 92% 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
10 Schools
670 Schools
# Students
1,530 Students
215,536 Students
# Teachers
109 Teachers
15,650 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

West Las Vegas Public 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 70-74% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NM)
#123 out of 144 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of West Las Vegas Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
11%
24%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Las Vegas 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.
28%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Las Vegas 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.
23%
33%
(20-21)
70-74%
66%
This chart display public school graduation rate of West Las Vegas Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.20
0.57
# American Indian Students
11 Students
26,132 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
12%
# Asian Students
6 Students
2,615 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
1,363 Students
131,663 Students
% Hispanic Students
89%
61%
# Black Students
5 Students
3,869 Students
% Black Students
n/a
2%
# White Students
131 Students
45,599 Students
% White Students
9%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
264 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
12 Students
5,401 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
40
6,288
# Students in K Grade:
99
20,343
# Students in 1st Grade:
120
21,669
# Students in 2nd Grade:
112
22,459
# Students in 3rd Grade:
117
22,821
# Students in 4th Grade:
130
22,913
# Students in 5th Grade:
102
23,585
# Students in 6th Grade:
118
24,065
# Students in 7th Grade:
122
20,064
# Students in 8th Grade:
119
20,138
# Students in 9th Grade:
147
3,483
# Students in 10th Grade:
134
2,774
# Students in 11th Grade:
106
2,491
# Students in 12th Grade:
64
2,443
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,541 is higher than the state median of $14,520. The school district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,530 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
$25 MM
$4,694 MM
This chart display total revenue of West Las Vegas 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
$25 MM
$4,492 MM
This chart display total spending of West Las Vegas 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
$16,541
$14,520
This chart display average revenue per public school student in West Las Vegas 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
$16,530
$13,895
This chart display average spending per public school student in West Las Vegas 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 West Las Vegas Public Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rio Gallinas School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1300 Mineral Hill
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 426-2311
Grades: K-8
| 81 students
Rank: #22.
Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
412 Santa Fe St
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 426-2861
Grades: 2-3
| 195 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Valley Elementary School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
85 Nm Hwy 484
Ribera, NM 87560
(505) 426-2311
Grades: PK-5
| 67 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Valley Middle School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
85 Nm Hwy 484
Ribera, NM 87560
(505) 426-2311
Grades: 6-8
| 20 students
Rank: #55.
Tony Serna Jr. Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1725 New Mexico Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 426-2621
Grades: 4
| 111 students
Rank: #66.
Union Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
421 Union St
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 426-2701
Grades: 5
| 77 students
Rank: #77.
West Las Vegas Middle School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1024 South Pacific
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 426-2541
Grades: 6-8
| 320 students
Rank: n/an/a
600 Porter St
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 426-2661
Grades: PK-1
| 205 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 10 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,530 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : 70-74% (Btm 50% in NM)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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