Avg. test scores 79%
High school dipl. 11%
Bachelors degree 18%

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

Key findings

  • The 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%

      Portales, NM School Districts

      • Portales Municipal Schools

      There are a total of 8 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Portales. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Portales, NM schools is 21%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Portales, NM, an average of 74.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 73.9% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

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

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      Ocean Pointe, HI12,27443%13%
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      Half Moon Bay, CA12,28151%3%
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      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.