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Health Indicator Report of Public Education - School Grades

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.

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

Data Source

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

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.


The percentage of schools with an A or B grade.


Number of schools with an A or B grade.


Number of schools.

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
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Content updated: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:25:31 MDT