Thoreau Elementary School

6 4th Ave
Thoreau, NM 87323
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Thoreau Elementary School serves 415 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Thoreau Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New Mexico for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 25%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 58%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic and American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 415 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in NM
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Thoreau Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

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School Overview

Thoreau Elementary School's student population of 415 students has grown by 44% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
415 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Thoreau Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 217 schools in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Thoreau Elementary School is 0.38, 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
This School
State Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#93 out of 217 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
25%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
14:1
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American Indian
78%
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
12%
62%
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Black
1%
2%
White
6%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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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 (08-09)
3%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thoreau Elementary School's ranking?
Thoreau Elementary School is ranked #93 out of 217 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in New Mexico.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 25% NM state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% NM state average).
How many students attend Thoreau Elementary School?
415 students attend Thoreau Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Thoreau Elementary School students are American Indian, 12% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thoreau Elementary School?
Thoreau Elementary School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Thoreau Elementary School offer ?
Thoreau Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Thoreau Elementary School part of?
Thoreau Elementary School is part of Gallup-Mckinley Cty Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 415 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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