Picacho Middle School

1040 North Motel Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Picacho Middle School serves 765 students in grades 6-8.
Picacho Middle 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 16% (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 26% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Picacho Middle School's student population of 765 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students765 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Rankings

Picacho Middle 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 Picacho Middle School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#460 out of 742 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
33%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
12%
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Asian
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1%
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Hispanic
82%
60%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
16%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
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2%
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Diversity Score
0.300.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
71%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLas Cruces School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Picacho Middle School is Mayfield High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is La Academia Dolores Huerta (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fairacres Elementary School (1.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Las Cruces Mayfield High School Math: 6% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,448 student
    1.0 miles
    1955 North Valley Dr
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    1 9-12 1,448
  • Las Cruces Alma D'arte Charter Charter School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 180 students
    1.8 miles
    402 W Court Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88005
    (575) 541-0145
    1.8 9-12 180
  • Las Cruces Fairacres Elementary School Math: 28% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 484 students
    1.8 miles
    4501 West Picacho Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    1.8 K-5 484
  • Las Cruces Central Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 233 students
    2.0 miles
    150 North Alameda Blvd
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    2 PK-5 233
  • Las Cruces La Academia Dolores Huerta Charter School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 164 students
    2.0 miles
    1480 North Main
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (575) 527-5800
    2 6-8 164

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