Penasco Elementary School

  • Penasco Elementary School serves 189 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10-14% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 21%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the New Mexico state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 78%.

School Overview

  • Penasco Elementary School's student population of 189 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students189 students
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Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Penasco Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Penasco Elementary School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NM)
Overall School Rank#583 out of 819 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
21%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
10%
13%
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Hispanic
86%
60%
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Black
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Penasco Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Mexico by year, with the latest 1994-95 school year data.
White
4%
22%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Penasco Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NM.
Diversity Score0.250.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Penasco Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePenasco Independent s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Penasco Elementary School is Taos Academy (16.3 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Taos Academy (16.3 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Taos Academy (16.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Taos Taos Academy Charter School
    Grades: 5-12 | 208 students
    16.3 miles
    110 Pases Del Canon W
    Taos, NM 87571
    (505)751-3109
    16.3 5-12 208
  • Taos Enos Garcia Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 536 students
    17.2 miles
    305 Don Fernando
    Taos, NM 87571
    (505)758-5202
    17.2 PK-5 536
  • Taos Taos Integrated School Of Arts Charter School
    Grades: K-8 | 147 students
    17.2 miles
    123 Manzanares St
    Taos, NM 87571
    (575)758-7755
    17.2 K-8 147
  • Taos Taos Day School
    Grades: K-7 | 128 students
    17.3 miles
    P.o. Box 1850
    Taos, NM 87571
    (575)758-3652
    17.3 K-7 128
  • Espanola Mccurdy Charter School Charter School
    Grades: K-12 | 531 students
    22.1 miles
    362 S Mccurdy Rd
    Espanola, NM 87532
    (505)692-6090
    22.1 K-12 531

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