Rio Grande Preparatory Institute

Us Hwy 28
Mesilla, NM 88046
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Rio Grande Preparatory Institute serves 346 students in grades 9-12.
Rio Grande Preparatory Institute 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 22%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Rio Grande Preparatory Institute places among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

School Overview

Rio Grande Preparatory Institute's student population of 346 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students346 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

Rio Grande Preparatory Institute is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 717 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Rio Grande Preparatory Institute is 0.32, 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
#598 out of 717 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
22%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
≤5%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:116:1
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American Indian
1%
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
81%
60%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
16%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.320.58
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Graduation Rate
65-69%
74%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
71%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Rio Grande Preparatory Institute and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
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 Rio Grande Preparatory Institute is Las Cruces High School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Zia Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mesilla Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Las Cruces Mesilla Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 297 students
    0.5 miles
    2363 Calle Del Sur
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    0.5 PK-5 297
  • Las Cruces Zia Middle School Math: 15% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 701 students
    0.6 miles
    1300 West University Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    0.6 6-8 701
  • Las Cruces Mesilla Park Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 432 students
    1.2 miles
    955 West Union Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    1.2 PK-5 432
  • Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 100 students
    1.6 miles
    400 West Bell
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (575) 527-6059
    1.6 6-8 100
  • Las Cruces Las Cruces High School Math: 13% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,695 student
    2.0 miles
    1750 El Paseo Rd
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    2 9-12 1,695

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