Las Vegas school information

IndexLas VegasNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores15%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools2066779,221
Total private schoolsn/a16324,874
Total post-secondary schools2557,963
The Las Vegas, NM educational system consists of 20 public schools, n/a private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Las Vegas public schools have average test scores of 15% which is 31% lower than than the New Mexico average and 69% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Las Vegas public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.0% have completed high school, 19.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Las Vegas are 69% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in Las Vegas.
  • 77.1% of people in Las Vegas have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.0% of people in Las Vegas have completed high school.
  • 19.1% of people in Las Vegas have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Las Vegas

IndexLas VegasNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade77.1%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school72.0%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college50.1%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.3%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.1%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters7.9%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.8%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Las Vegas, NM13,57015%69%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lemon Hill, CA13,57515%69%
Roselle Park, NJ13,56041%16%
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58276%53%
Newington, VA13,58363%28%
Muscle Shoals, AL13,58563%29%
Las Vegas, NM13,57015%69%
Source: The Las Vegas, 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.