Las Cruces school information

IndexLas CrucesNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores21%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools3866779,235
Total private schools716324,875
Total post-secondary schools5557,965

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  • The average school test scores in Las Cruces are 56% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 38 public schools in Las Cruces.
  • 82.6% of people in Las Cruces have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.4% of people in Las Cruces have completed high school.
  • 33.6% of people in Las Cruces have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Las Cruces

IndexLas CrucesNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade82.6%81.1%83.8%
Completed high school81.4%79.5%82.4%
Completed some college66.0%57.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree41.9%33.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors33.6%26.1%29.3%
Completed masters13.5%11.3%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.8%3.3%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.3%1.8%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Las Cruces (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
University Park, NM3,17952%6%
San Miguel, NM1,42632%36%
San Ysidro, NM2,33522%55%
Mesilla, NM2,36418%64%
Mesquite, NM63917%65%
Las Cruces, NM100,36021%56%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
South Bend, IN100,42245%9%
Spring Hill, FL100,27059%19%
Flint, MI100,56924%51%
San Mateo, CA100,11450%2%
Lakeland, FL99,94250%2%
Las Cruces, NM100,36021%56%
Source: The Las Cruces, NM education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.