1500 Sycamore
Clovis, NM 88101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Yucca Middle School serves 634 students in grades 6-8.
Yucca Middle School placed in the top 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 22% (which is higher 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 27% (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 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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Yucca Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Mexico for:

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School Overview

Yucca Middle School's student population of 634 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
634 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Yucca Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Yucca Middle School is 0.52, 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 Data
This School
State Level (NM)
Overall Testing Rank
#352 out of 742 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
33%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
63%
60%
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Black
3%
2%
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White
30%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
71%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
9%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   1/5/2021
The teachers very aggressive. The room is covered in inapropriate drawing and the food is disgusting.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - a
3   8/12/2018
It was a decent learning experience, some of the teachers were VERY aggressive and had a victim complex. The facility was usually poorly cleaned, the art and tech programs were not properly funded/ the funds went to unnecessary things. There where a lot of extracurricular activities, choir was not properly funded to go on trips and was barely scrapping by to go on the year-end trip. I don't know the sports but the weight room seems old and some of the equipment seems dangerous. Overall, the learning experience was okay but most of the stuff is old, run down, and needs to be replaced and the funding needs to be going to better things.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Student
5   5/9/2017
Yucca is very nice, friendly faculty and staff. My student is very happy here and gets to go to school with all the other military students.
- Posted by Parent - BLee

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 634 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in NM
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52 (Top 50%)

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