Capitan school information

IndexCapitanNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores24%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools366779,221
Total private schoolsn/a16324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a557,963
The Capitan, NM educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Capitan public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 6% higher than than the New Mexico average and 52% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Capitan public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.5% have completed high school, 12.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Capitan are 52% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Capitan.
  • 91.9% of people in Capitan have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.5% of people in Capitan have completed high school.
  • 12.7% of people in Capitan have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Capitan

IndexCapitanNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade91.9%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school90.5%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college43.4%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree16.0%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.7%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters5.2%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.8%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ruidoso, NM7,83319%61%
Capitan, NM1,54824%52%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Willacoochee, GA1,54957%16%
Arapahoe, WY1,54930%40%
Warren, MN1,54957%16%
Vinton, TX1,54975%51%
Estancia, NM1,55027%45%
Capitan, NM1,54824%52%
Source: The Capitan, 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.