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Data List for New Mexico High School Graduation Rates by County 2012 Four Year Cohort

County Graduation Rate
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo 64.31
Catron 86.37
Chaves 66.92
Cibola 71.41
Colfax 73.74
Curry 80.69
De Baca 84.97
Dona Ana 73.62
Eddy 78
Grant 84.55
Guadalupe 81.61
Harding 100
Hidalgo 77.95
Lea 76.94
Lincoln 79.58
Los Alamos 87.46
Luna 67.08
McKinley 70.2
Mora 90.01
Otero 83.15
Quay 70.1
Rio Arriba 67.96
Roosevelt 88.7
Sandoval 76.42
San Juan 69.49
San Miguel 74.72
Santa Fe 65.04
Sierra 77.75
Socorro 71.57
Taos 75.1
Torrance 71.41
Union 71.73
Valencia 67.58
NM 70.4

Data Notes

These rates are calculated for students who graduated 4 years after entering high school as freshmen, called "4-year cohort". Graduates are students who graduate with a standard diploma. Students who get a GED or a Certificate of Completion are considered "non-graduates" in this computation of the graduation rate.   Due to the New Mexico Public Education Department's Shared Accountability model, we are unable to publish numerators and denominators for these estimates. For more information on these methods, see the Graduation Technical Manual at:

Data Source

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

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The rate of students who began high school as a 9th grader and who then proceeded to graduate from high school 4 years later. In the case of transfers between school districts, a student's outcome was proportionally distributed among all school districts contributing to that student's outcome. The New Mexico Public Education Department calls this the Shared Accountability model.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: The number of students that graduated from high school on time in a give year. This number is the total of all students and student fractions (in the case of transfers) for high school graduates, aggregated for each school district.
Denominator: The total number of students. This number is a count of all students enrolled for any period of time during the 4 year period ending in the year shown.

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 09/13/2013

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Content updated: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 13:06:56 MDT