Sierra Middle School

1700 Spruce Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Sierra Middle School serves 901 students in grades 6-8.
Sierra Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 18:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Sierra Middle School's student population of 901 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students901 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Rankings

Sierra 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 Sierra Middle School is 0.39, 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
#378 out of 742 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
33%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
1%
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
76%
60%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
19%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.390.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
71%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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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 Sierra Middle School is Alma D'arte Charter (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is La Academia Dolores Huerta (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Loma Heights Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Las Cruces J Paul Taylor Academy Charter School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    200 students
    0.4 miles
    402 W. Court Ave Bldg 2
    Las Cruces, NM 88005
    (575) 652-4006
    0.4 n/a 200
  • Las Cruces Loma Heights Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 508 students
    0.6 miles
    1600 East Madrid
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    0.6 PK-5 508
  • Las Cruces Booker T. Washington Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 344 students
    0.7 miles
    755 East Chestnut Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    0.7 PK-5 344
  • Las Cruces Hermosa Hgts Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 451 students
    1.0 miles
    1655 East Amador Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (505) 527-5800
    1 PK-5 451
  • Las Cruces La Academia Dolores Huerta Charter School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 164 students
    1.1 miles
    1480 North Main
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (575) 527-5800
    1.1 6-8 164

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