Belen school information

IndexBelenNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores18%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools1266779,221
Total private schools116324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a557,963
The Belen, NM educational system consists of 12 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Belen public schools have average test scores of 18% which is 17% lower than than the New Mexico average and 63% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Belen public schools is 16:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 74.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.4% have completed high school, 14.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Belen are 63% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Belen.
  • 74.9% of people in Belen have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.4% of people in Belen have completed high school.
  • 14.3% of people in Belen have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Belen

IndexBelenNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade74.9%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school72.4%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college45.6%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.2%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.3%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters5.7%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.8%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Bosque Farms, NM3,86341%17%
Peralta, NM3,60127%45%
Valencia, NM1,97323%54%
Los Lunas, NM15,27121%58%
Jarales, NM2,03620%60%
Belen, NM7,18418%63%

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Mendota, IL7,18224%52%
Woodland Park, CO7,18033%34%
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Grandview Heights, OH7,19192%86%
Belen, NM7,18418%63%
Source: The Belen, NM education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.