Socorro school information

IndexSocorroNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores17%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:115:116:1
Total public schools666779,221
Total private schoolsn/a16324,874
Total post-secondary schools1557,963
The Socorro, NM educational system consists of 6 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Socorro public schools have average test scores of 17% which is 23% lower than than the New Mexico average and 65% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Socorro public schools is 18:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 70.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 68.5% have completed high school, 21.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Socorro are 65% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Socorro.
  • 70.9% of people in Socorro have completed 8th grade.
  • 68.5% of people in Socorro have completed high school.
  • 21.4% of people in Socorro have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Socorro

IndexSocorroNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade70.9%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school68.5%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college45.8%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.3%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.4%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters8.4%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.5%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.8%1.8%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Polvadera, NM48617%65%
San Antonio, NM1313%75%
Socorro, NM8,76017%65%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
South Amboy, NJ8,76236%27%
Cloverdale, CA8,76334%32%
Booneville, MS8,76442%14%
Elgin, TX8,75664%30%
Helena Valley West Central, MT8,75350%2%
Socorro, NM8,76017%65%
Source: The Socorro, 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.