New Mexico Education
New Mexico Secretary of Education:
Length of School Year: A minimum of 180 school days or 990 hours (K-6) and 1080 hours (7-12) are required by New Mexico state law.
Number of Public School Districts: There are 89 public school districts in New Mexico.
Number of Public Schools: There are 868 public schools in New Mexico. ****
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 337,225 public school students in New Mexico. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 21,957 public school teachers in New Mexico.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 84 charter schools in New Mexico.
Per Pupil Spending: New Mexico spends $9,351 per pupil in public education. ****
Average Class Size: The average class size In New Mexico is 15.3 students per 1 teacher. ****
% of Title I Schools: 90.2% of schools in New Mexico are Title I Schools.****
% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 13.8% of students in New Mexico are on IEP's. ****
% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 15.9% of students in New Mexico are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 68.0% of students in New Mexico schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Pacific Islander: 0.0%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 10.1%
School Assessment Data
Graduation Rate: 67.3% of all students entering high school in New Mexico graduate. **
ACT/SAT rank: 156.4 students per 1000 in New Mexico had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***
8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****
Math: 273 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in New Mexico. The U.S. average was 284.
Reading: 256 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in New Mexico. The U.S. average was 266.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 72.4% of students in New Mexico go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 182 private schools in New Mexico.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 23,581 private school students in New Mexico.*
The average teacher pay for the state of New Mexico was $52,523.33 in 2009.##
Each individual district in the state of New Mexico negotiates teacher salaries and establishes their own teacher salary schedule.
The following is an example of a teacher salary schedule in New Mexico provided by the Albuquerque Public School District.
*Data courtesy of Education Bug .
**Data courtesy of ED.gov
***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis
****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics
##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info