Portales school information

IndexPortalesNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores51%45%68%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools866779,235
Total private schoolsn/a16324,875
Total post-secondary schools1557,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Portales are 25% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Portales.
  • 78.3% of people in Portales have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.2% of people in Portales have completed high school.
  • 24.8% of people in Portales have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Portales

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  • Brown Early Childhood Center520 West 5Th StreetGrades: PK - KGStudents: 377 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • James Elementary701 West 18Th StGrades: 01 - 02Students: 488 · Ratio: 14:165
  • Lindsey-Steiner Elementary1000 North Avenue MGrades: 05 - 06Students: 461 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Portales High201 S Knoxville AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 832 · Ratio: 18:143
  • Portales Jr High300 East 5Th StGrades: 07 - 08Students: 444 · Ratio: 17:145
  • Valencia Elementary1415 South GlobeGrades: 03 - 04Students: 478 · Ratio: 17:153

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Education level achieved in Portales

IndexPortalesNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade78.3%81.1%83.8%
Completed high school77.2%79.5%82.4%
Completed some college59.0%57.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree32.8%33.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors24.8%26.1%29.3%
Completed masters11.1%11.3%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.2%3.3%3.2%
Completed doctorate3.0%1.8%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Floyd, NM11251%26%
Portales, NM12,48151%25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Brookhaven, MS12,49959%13%
Prosper, TX12,50397%42%
Mebane, NC12,50980%17%
Cambridge, MD12,51168%1%
Lexington Park, MD12,51685%25%
Portales, NM12,48151%25%
Source: The Portales, 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.