Portales school information

IndexPortalesNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores21%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools866779,221
Total private schoolsn/a16324,874
Total post-secondary schools1557,963
The Portales, NM educational system consists of 8 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Portales public schools have average test scores of 21% which is 5% lower than than the New Mexico average and 57% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Portales public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 74.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 73.9% have completed high school, 24.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Portales are 57% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Portales.
  • 74.7% of people in Portales have completed 8th grade.
  • 73.9% of people in Portales have completed high school.
  • 24.8% of people in Portales have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Portales

IndexPortalesNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade74.7%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school73.9%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college55.5%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.4%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.8%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters12.0%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.2%1.8%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Floyd, NM13512%76%
Portales, NM12,27521%57%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ocean Pointe, HI12,27443%13%
Finneytown, OH12,27970%42%
Wilton Manors, FL12,27034%31%
Half Moon Bay, CA12,28151%3%
Larkspur, CA12,26873%47%
Portales, NM12,27521%57%
Source: The Portales, 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.