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New Mexico school districts

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K-12 Education in New Mexico
State Superintendent: Hanna Skandera
Number of students: 337,225[1]
Number of teachers: 21,957
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.4
Number of school districts: 135
Number of schools: 866
Graduation rate: 70%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $9,070[3]
See also
Public education in New Mexico
New Mexico Public Education Department
New Mexico school districts
List of school districts in New Mexico
New Mexico

New Mexico is home to 135 school districts, 866 schools and 337,225 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

Two seats on the Public Education Commission are currently vacant and awaiting appointment from New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez until the next election in 2016.


The following table displays the top ten New Mexico school districts by total student enrollment.[7]

Student enrollment
1.) Albuquerque
2.) Las Cruces
3.) Rio Rancho
4.) Gadsden Independent
5.) Santa Fe
6.) Gallup-McKinley County
7.) Farmington Municipal
8.) Roswell Independent
9.) Los Lunas
10.) Clovis Municipal


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in New Mexico.[8]

Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
Hispanic 184,496 56.67%
White 92,730 28.48%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 34,925 10.73%
African American 8,735 2.68%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4,588 1.41%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 68 0.03%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: New Mexico school board elections, 2014

A total of one New Mexico school district among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature two seats up for election. Farmington Municipal Schools will hold elections in August 2014. The district listed below served 10,586 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[9]

2014 New Mexico School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Farmington Municipal Schools 8/2014 2 5 10,586

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