Sierra Middle School

1700 E Spruce Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Sierra Middle School serves 838 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is equal to 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 16:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 838 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Sierra Middle School's student population of 838 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
838 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Sierra Middle School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (NM)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
21%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
29%
33%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
81%
62%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
13%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.33
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
74%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sierra Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Sierra Middle School often compared to?
Sierra Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Camino Real Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 21% NM state average), while 29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 33% NM state average).
How many students attend Sierra Middle School?
838 students attend Sierra Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Sierra Middle School students are Hispanic, 13% of students are White, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sierra Middle School?
Sierra Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Sierra Middle School offer ?
Sierra Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Sierra Middle School part of?
Sierra Middle School is part of Las Cruces Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 838 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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