PROFICIENCY 17% 26% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
22%New Mexico

West Mesa High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS" in Albuquerque, NM. There are a total of 1,560 students and 95 teachers at West Mesa High, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 979 free lunch students and 138 reduced lunch students.

West Mesa High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 16.5%, which is 26% lower than the New Mexico average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch979
Reduced lunch138


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment309
Taking some courses195
Taking some courses (not tests)138
Passing some courses44
Passing no courses148

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At West Mesa High, there are a total of 309 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 195 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School7%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School26%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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West Mesa High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNew MexicoNational
Caucasian 5.7% 21.0% 24.5% 51.1%
African American 2.5% 2.2% 2.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.7% 2.2% 1.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 82.9% 67.3% 60.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 6.5% 4.2% 10.1% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.7% 3.1% 1.6% 3.1%

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Painted Sky Elementary16%1.2Albuquerque, NM
Horizon Academy West20%1.2Albuquerque, NM
Jimmy Carter Middle School11%1.3Albuquerque, NM
Health Leadership High School5%1.3Albuquerque, NM
Alamosa Elementary10%1.7Albuquerque, NM
Reginald Chavez Elementary17%1.9Albuquerque, NM
Montessori Of The Rio Grande16%2.0Albuquerque, NM
Valle Vista Elementary24%2.3Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque demographics profile

StatisticAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNational
Population density (sq mi)2,9751791
Median age36.037.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%52%55%
Speak English71%65%79%
Speak Spanish24%28%13%

Education level achieved in Albuquerque

IndexAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade86.0%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school85.1%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college66.1%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.9%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.8%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters15.1%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.7%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.8%1.3%
Source: The West Mesa High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.