Thoreau Middle School

8 Hawk Circle
Thoreau, NM 87323
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Thoreau Middle School serves 261 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (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 24% (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 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% 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: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 261 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 5%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Thoreau Middle School's student population of 261 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
261 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Thoreau 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
This School
State Level (NM)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
5%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
24%
33%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
81%
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
10%
62%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
5%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
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 (09-10)
7%
7%
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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 percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 21% NM state average), while 24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 33% NM state average).
How many students attend Thoreau Middle School?
261 students attend Thoreau Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Thoreau Middle School students are American Indian, 10% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thoreau Middle School?
Thoreau Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Thoreau Middle School offer ?
Thoreau Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Thoreau Middle School part of?
Thoreau Middle School is part of Gallup-Mckinley Cty Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 261 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 5%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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