Silver City school information

IndexSilver CityNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores21%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools766779,221
Total private schools416324,874
Total post-secondary schools1557,963
The Silver City, NM educational system consists of 7 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Silver City public schools have average test scores of 21% which is 4% lower than than the New Mexico average and 57% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Silver City public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.3% have completed high school, 31.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Silver City are 57% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Silver City.
  • 79.6% of people in Silver City have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.3% of people in Silver City have completed high school.
  • 31.3% of people in Silver City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Silver City

IndexSilver CityNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade79.6%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school76.3%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college62.2%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.5%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.3%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters15.4%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.8%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.2%1.8%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Santa Clara, NM1,50717%65%
Hurley, NM1,33015%71%
Bayard, NM2,48814%73%
Silver City, NM10,10321%57%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oak Hills, CA10,10139%22%
Highland City, FL10,10050%1%
Capitola, CA10,10949%1%
Wyndham, VA10,09797%97%
Parsons, KS10,11141%18%
Silver City, NM10,10321%57%
Source: The Silver City, 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.