5700 Mesa Grande Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Onate High School serves 1,808 students in grades 9-12.
Onate High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 21%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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Onate High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

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School Overview

Onate High School's student population of 1,808 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,808 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
93 teachers
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School Rankings

Onate High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 742 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Onate High School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#510 out of 742 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
33%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
75%
62%
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Black
3%
2%
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White
19%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.40
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Graduation Rate
85%
75%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
73%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
2%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,808 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 20% in NM)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.40

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