Las Cruces school information

IndexLas CrucesNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores21%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools3866779,221
Total private schools716324,874
Total post-secondary schools5557,963
The Las Cruces, NM educational system consists of 38 public schools, 7 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Las Cruces public schools have average test scores of 21% which is 4% lower than than the New Mexico average and 56% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Las Cruces public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.5% have completed high school, 33.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.8% have completed a doctorate degree.
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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.
  • 83.3% of people in Las Cruces have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.5% of people in Las Cruces have completed high school.
  • 33.3% 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 grade83.3%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school82.5%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college66.1%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.1%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.3%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters14.0%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.8%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%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, NM3,08052%6%
San Miguel, NM1,22132%36%
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Mesilla, NM2,48618%64%
Mesquite, NM56917%65%
Las Cruces, NM101,45921%56%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
South Bend, IN101,03745%9%
Tyler, TX101,94663%28%
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Las Cruces, NM101,45921%56%
Source: The Las Cruces, 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.