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K-12 Education in New Mexico
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Education facts
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
New Mexico Public Education Department
New Mexico school districts
List of school districts in New Mexico
New Mexico
School boards portal
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in New Mexico
Glossary of education terms

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.

Enrollment

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

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in New Mexico as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[8]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in New Mexico as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[9]

Demographic Information for New Mexico's K-12 Public School System
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 34,287 10.17% 1.10%
Asian 4,110 1.22% 4.68%
African American 6,816 2.02% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 276 0.08% 0.42%
Hispanic 200,483 59.45% 24.37%
White 87,381 25.91% 51.21%
Two or More 3,872 1.15% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: New Mexico school board elections, 2014

There are no New Mexico school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment holding elections in 2014. School board elections in New Mexico are held in February of odd-numbered years.[10]

See also

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References

  1. National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
  2. ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. New Mexico Public Education Department, "Number of School Districts in the State," accessed August 9, 2013
  5. New Mexico Public Education Department, "Index," accessed August 9, 2013
  6. New Mexico Public Education Department, "New Mexico Public Education Commission," accessed August 9, 2013
  7. New Mexico Public Education Department, "Enrollment by District, from Largest to Smallest," accessed August 9, 2013
  8. United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014
  9. United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014
  10. National School Board Association, "Selection of Local School Boards," accessed July 9, 2014