Taos school information

IndexTaosNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores29%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:115:116:1
Total public schools666779,221
Total private schools216324,874
Total post-secondary schools1557,963
The Taos, NM educational system consists of 6 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Taos public schools have average test scores of 29% which is 32% higher than than the New Mexico average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Taos public schools is 12:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.1% have completed high school, 33.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Taos are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Taos.
  • 88.0% of people in Taos have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.1% of people in Taos have completed high school.
  • 33.2% of people in Taos have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Taos

IndexTaosNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade88.0%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school87.1%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college67.4%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.2%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.2%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters14.2%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.8%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Arroyo Seco, NM86945%10%
Ranchos de Taos, NM2,19718%63%
Taos, NM5,73529%40%

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Junction City, OR5,73547%5%
James City, NC5,73656%13%
Hampshire, IL5,73240%19%
Edna, TX5,73163%28%
Taos, NM5,73529%40%
Source: The Taos, 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.