West Mesa High School

6701 Fortuna Rd Nw
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
West Mesa High School serves 1,998 students in grades 9-12.
West Mesa High 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21-39% (which is approximately equal to the New Mexico state average of 25%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-59% (which is approximately equal to the New Mexico state average of 58%) for the 2020-21 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 Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,998 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70% (Btm 50% in NM)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West Mesa High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

West Mesa High School's student population of 1,998 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,998 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
118 teachers
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School Rankings

West Mesa High School is ranked within the bottom 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 West Mesa High School is 0.29, 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
#148 out of 217 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
25%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-59%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
6%
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
84%
62%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
5%
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
0.29
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Graduation Rate
70%
66%
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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 (17-18)
6%
3%
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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 West Mesa High School's ranking?
West Mesa High School is ranked #148 out of 217 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Mexico.
What schools are West Mesa High School often compared to?
West Mesa High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Valley High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 25% NM state average), while 40-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% NM state average).
What is the graduation rate of West Mesa High School?
The graduation rate of West Mesa High School is 70%, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 66%.
How many students attend West Mesa High School?
1,998 students attend West Mesa High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
84% of West Mesa High School students are Hispanic, 6% of students are American Indian, 5% of students are White, 2% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Mesa High School?
West Mesa High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does West Mesa High School offer ?
West Mesa High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is West Mesa High School part of?
West Mesa High School is part of Albuquerque Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,998 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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