Los Alamos school information

IndexLos AlamosNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores53%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools566779,221
Total private schools316324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a557,963
The Los Alamos, NM educational system consists of 5 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Los Alamos public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 137% higher than than the New Mexico average and 7% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Los Alamos public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.3% have completed high school, 66.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 24.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Los Alamos are 7% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Los Alamos.
  • 94.7% of people in Los Alamos have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.3% of people in Los Alamos have completed high school.
  • 66.1% of people in Los Alamos have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Los Alamos

IndexLos AlamosNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade94.7%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school94.3%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college85.1%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree72.8%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors66.1%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters42.7%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree24.2%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate23.0%1.8%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
White Rock, NM6,08353%8%
Alcalde, NM20617%65%
Española, NM10,15913%74%
Hernandez, NM85212%76%
Sombrillo, NM3065%90%
Los Alamos, NM11,73353%7%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Upper Montclair, NJ11,73165%32%
Overlea, MD11,72534%31%
Douglas, GA11,74231%36%
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Smithfield, NC11,74640%19%
Los Alamos, NM11,73353%7%
Source: The Los Alamos, 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.