Santa Fe school information

IndexSanta FeNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores24%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:115:116:1
Total public schools3866779,221
Total private schools2916324,874
Total post-secondary schools6557,963
The Santa Fe, NM educational system consists of 38 public schools, 29 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Santa Fe public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 7% higher than than the New Mexico average and 52% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Santa Fe public schools is 21:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.8% have completed high school, 40.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Santa Fe are 52% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 38 public schools in Santa Fe.
  • 85.1% of people in Santa Fe have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.8% of people in Santa Fe have completed high school.
  • 40.9% of people in Santa Fe have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Santa Fe

IndexSanta FeNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade85.1%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school83.8%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college64.9%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree46.5%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors40.9%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters20.2%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.8%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.8%1.8%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
White Rock, NM6,08353%8%
Eldorado at Santa Fe, NM6,64838%23%
Tesuque, NM89430%40%
Pojoaque, NM2,14917%65%
Pecos, NM1,51114%71%
Santa Fe, NM82,92724%52%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Johns Creek, GA82,93074%51%
Troy, MI82,98269%41%
Buena Park, CA82,77139%21%
Bloomington, IN83,09371%44%
Hemet, CA82,74830%39%
Santa Fe, NM82,92724%52%
Source: The Santa Fe, 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.