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Complete Health Indicator Report of Public Education - School Grades


The percentage of schools with an A or B grade.


Number of schools with an A or B grade.


Number of schools.

Data Interpretation Issues

School grading was mandated by New Mexico state lawmakers in 2011 where basic requirements were established for schools to achieve an A, B, C, D, or F for annual accountability. Developed in 2012, New Mexico's School Grading model was authorized as the replacement for the federally mandated Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) model. The framework for the New Mexico School Grading system recognizes school performance within three overarching categories: 1) student academic performance, or proficiency 2) student achievement growth, also referred to as growth and 3) other indicators of school quality that contribute to college and career readiness.

Why Is This Important?

The school environment directly impacts many areas of children's development, including: intellectual, physical, and social. Access to high quality education, as demonstrated through assessment, influences this development and future earning potential and economic success.

Healthy People Objective: EMC-1, (Developmental) Increase the proportion of children who are ready for school in all five domains of healthy development: physical development, social-emotional development, approaches to learning, language, and cognitive development

U.S. Target: Developmental

Other Objectives

New Mexico Early Learning Indicator

Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:

Graphical Data Views

The Percentage of Schools with an A or B Grade by School District, New Mexico, 2017

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School DistrictSchools with A or B GradeLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 90
Alamogordo Public Schools53.3%28.1%78.6%815
Albuquerque Public Schools27.2%20.3%34.2%43158
Animas Public Schools100.0%100.0%100.0%33
Artesia Public Schools60.0%29.6%90.4%610
Aztec Municipal Schools28.6%0.0%62.0%27
Belen Consolidated Schools18.2%0.0%41.0%211
Bernalillo Public Schools40.0%9.6%70.4%410
Bloomfield Municipal Schools14.3%0.0%40.2%17
Capitan Municipal Schools66.7%13.3%120.0%23
Carlsbad Municipal Schools38.5%12.0%64.9%513
Carrizozo Municipal Schools66.7%13.3%120.0%23
Central Consolidated Schools20.0%0.0%40.2%315
Chama Valley Independent Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%04
Cimarron Public Schools50.0%10.0%90.0%36
Clayton Public Schools75.0%32.6%117.4%34
Cloudcroft Municipal Schools100.0%100.0%100.0%33
Clovis Municipal Schools43.8%19.4%68.1%716
Cobre Consolidated Schools33.3%0.0%71.1%26
Corona Municipal Schools100.0%100.0%100.0%22
Cuba Independent Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%03
Deming Public Schools20.0%0.0%44.8%210
Des Moines Municipal Schools100.0%100.0%100.0%22
Dexter Consolidated Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Dora Consolidated Schools100.0%100.0%100.0%22
Dulce Independent Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%02
Elida Municipal Schools100.0%100.0%100.0%22
Espanola Municipal Schools23.1%0.2%46.0%313
Estancia Municipal Schools60.0%17.1%102.9%35
Eunice Municipal Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%03
Farmington Municipal Schools78.9%60.6%97.3%1519
Floyd Municipal Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Fort Sumner Municipal Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Gadsden Independent Schools56.5%36.3%76.8%1323
Gallup-Mckinley County Schools25.0%10.9%39.1%936
Grady Municipal Schools66.7%13.3%120.0%23
Grants-Cibola County Schools9.1%0.0%26.1%111
Hagerman Municipal Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Hatch Valley Municipal Schools40.0%0.0%82.9%25
Hobbs Municipal Schools61.1%38.6%83.6%1118
Hondo Valley Public Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%02
House Municipal Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Jal Public Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Jemez Mountain Public Schools20.0%0.0%55.1%15
Jemez Valley Public Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%04
Lake Arthur Municipal Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%03
Las Cruces Public Schools37.5%22.5%52.5%1540
Las Vegas City Public Schools50.0%15.4%84.6%48
Logan Municipal Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Lordsburg Municipal Schools50.0%1.0%99.0%24
Los Alamos Public Schools87.5%64.6%110.4%78
Los Lunas Public Schools37.5%13.8%61.2%616
Loving Municipal Schools100.0%100.0%100.0%33
Lovington Public Schools50.0%19.0%81.0%510
Magdalena Municipal Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%03
Maxwell Municipal Schools66.7%13.3%120.0%23
Melrose Public Schools100.0%100.0%100.0%33
Mesa Vista Consolidated Schools25.0%0.0%67.4%14
Mora Independent Schools50.0%1.0%99.0%24
Moriarty Municipal Schools33.3%0.0%71.1%26
Mosquero Municipal Schools50.0%0.0%119.3%12
Mountainair Public Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Pecos Independent Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%03
Penasco Independent Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Pojoaque Valley Public Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%05
Portales Municipal Schools66.7%28.9%104.4%46
Quemado Independent Schools66.7%13.3%120.0%23
Questa Independent Schools40.0%0.0%82.9%25
Raton Public Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Reserve Independent Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Rio Rancho Public Schools72.2%51.5%92.9%1318
Roswell Independent Schools42.9%21.7%64.0%921
Roy Municipal Schools100.0%100.0%100.0%22
Ruidoso Municipal Schools20.0%0.0%55.1%15
San Jon Municipal Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Santa Fe Public Schools36.7%19.4%53.9%1130
Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools20.0%0.0%55.1%15
Silver City Consolidated Schools22.2%0.0%49.4%29
Socorro Consolidated Schools14.3%0.0%40.2%17
Springer Municipal Schools66.7%13.3%120.0%23
Taos Municipal Schools20.0%0.0%44.8%210
Tatum Municipal Schools100.0%100.0%100.0%33
Texico Municipal Schools100.0%100.0%100.0%33
Truth or Consequences Schools40.0%0.0%82.9%25
Tucumcari Public Schools33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Tularosa Municipal Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%04
Vaughn Municipal Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%02
Wagon Mound Public Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%02
West Las Vegas Public Schools10.0%0.0%28.6%110
Zuni Public Schools0.0%0.0%0.0%04
All New Mexico Students37.7%34.3%41.1%296785

Data Source

New Mexico Public Education Department, Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe NM 87501. Phone: (505)827-5800. Website:

The Percentage of Schools with an A or B Grade by County, New Mexico, 2017

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CountySchools with A or B GradeLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
De Baca33.3%0.0%86.7%13
Dona Ana39.7%28.5%51.0%2973
Los Alamos87.5%64.6%110.4%78
Rio Arriba17.2%3.5%31.0%529
San Juan42.9%29.0%56.7%2149
San Miguel23.8%5.6%42.0%521
Santa Fe35.6%21.6%49.5%1645

Data Notes

County-level data were calculated by identifying and summarizing records from all schools located within each county, based only on those schools' physical locations (disregarding their school-district affiliation). The compiled county data therefore may not accurately reflect the schools' students' actual county(ies) of residence.

References and Community Resources

New Mexico Public Education Department. School Grading: []

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 08/22/2017, Published on 08/28/2017
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Content updated: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:25:31 MDT