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36%
  • Desert Hills Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 607
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
35%
  • J Paul Taylor Academy
  • 3900 Del Rey, Las Cruces
  • J PAUL TAYLOR ACADEMY
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 190
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
32%
  • Monte Vista Elementary
  • 4675 Peachtree Hills, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 491
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
31%
  • Hillrise Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 557
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
30%
  • Sonoma Elementary
  • 4201 Northrise Drive, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 646
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
28%
  • Las Cruces High
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,661
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
27%
  • Jornada Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 540
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
27%
  • Alma D'arte Charter
  • 402 W Court Ave, Las Cruces
  • ALMA D'ARTE CHARTER
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 199
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
25%
  • Dona Ana Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 382
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
25%
  • Mesilla Park Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 475
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
25%
  • Centennial High School
  • 1950 S Sonoma Ranch Blvd, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,456
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
25%
  • University Hills Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 392
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
24%
  • Camino Real Middle School
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 748
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
22%
  • Central Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 268
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
22%
  • Conlee Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 532
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
21%
  • Hermosa Hgts Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 496
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
21%
  • Tombaugh Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 688
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
21%
  • Sierra Middle School
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 848
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
20%
  • Columbia Elementary
  • 4555 Elks Drive, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 489
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
20%
  • Onate High
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,585
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
20%
  • Loma Heights Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 503
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
17%
  • Vista Middle School
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 686
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
17%
  • La Academyemia Dolores Huerta
  • 1480 North Main, Las Cruces
  • LA ACADEMIA DOLORES HUERTA
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 165
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
17%
  • Lynn Middle School
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 796
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
17%
  • Mayfield High
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,499
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
15%
  • Mesa Middle School
  • 7225 Jornada Rd N, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 623
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
15%
  • Booker T. Washington
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 384
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
12%
  • Sunrise Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 3 - 5 · Students: 436
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
10%
  • Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School
  • 505 South Main Suite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 47
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
10%
  • Picacho Middle School
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 779
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
5%
  • New America School - Las Cruces
  • 207 S Main St, Las Cruces
  • NEW AMERICA SCHOOL - LAS CRUCES
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 326
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
n/a
  • Aztec Youth Academy
  • 300 San Mateo Ne Suite 827, Las Cruces
  • JUVENILE JUSTICE
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 23
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 3:1
n/a
  • Southern Nm Correction
  • No Street Address, Las Cruces
  • NM CORRECTIONS
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 0
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Cesar Chavez Elementary
  • 505 S Mainsuite 249, Las Cruces
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 2 · Students: 607
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
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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.

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%

Las Cruces, NM School Districts

Las Cruces Public Schools

There are a total of 38 public schools, 7 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Las Cruces. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Las Cruces, NM schools is 21%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Las Cruces, NM, an average of 83.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.5% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Las Cruces schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Las Cruces, NM schools.

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Mesilla, NM2,48618%64%
Mesquite, NM56917%65%
Las Cruces, NM101,45921%56%

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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.
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