New Mexico’s unique culture is a product of years of mixing between Hispanic, Native American and European traditions. With the highest percentage of Hispanic Americans, and second highest percentage of Native Americans of any state, students enrolled in New Mexico’s public schools come from a slew of distinct backgrounds.

The best district in the state is Los Alamos Public Schools, a system of seven schools serving Los Alamos and neighboring White Rock. Los Alamos lays claim to a number of achievements, including being rated an “A” school district, and boasts an 87% graduation rate.

Ranking #2 is Logan Municipal Schools, serving Logan, NM. In 2017, Logan Elementary was rated an “A” school.

Third on the list is Rio Rancho Public Schools, a large system of 18 schools based in Rio Rancho, NM. According to the district’s website, its mission is “graduating students who are responsible, ethical, and productive citizens, equipped with a solid foundation for individual success.”

Dora Consolidated Schools, located in Dora, NM, follows at #4. According to Niche.com, students of the district have achieved a 90% graduation rate.

Rounding out the top five is Moriarty-Edgewood School District, consisting of three elementaries, two middle schools, and one high school in its namesake communities. In 2017, the district’s South Mountain Elementary and Edgewood Middle School performed better than over 80% of New Mexico’s schools.

Top School Districts in New Mexico, 2018

State RankSchool DistrictState
1Los Alamos Public SchoolsNew Mexico
2Logan Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
3Rio Rancho Public SchoolsNew Mexico
4Dora Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
5Moriarty-Edgewood School DistrictNew Mexico
6Artesia Public SchoolsNew Mexico
7Aztec Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
8Clayton Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
9Penasco Independent SchoolsNew Mexico
10Carlsbad Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
11Alamogordo Public SchoolsNew Mexico
12Fort Sumner Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
13Los Lunas Public SchoolsNew Mexico
14Silver Consolidated SchoolsNew Mexico
15Roswell Independent SchoolsNew Mexico
16Albuquerque Public SchoolsNew Mexico
17Texico Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
18Chama Valley Indep. SchoolsNew Mexico
19Santa Fe Public SchoolsNew Mexico
20Cimarron Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
21Clovis Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
22Farmington Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
23Pojoaque Valley Public SchoolsNew Mexico
24Capitan Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
25Questa Independent SchoolsNew Mexico
26Floyd Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
27Lovington Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
28Estancia Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
29Cloudcroft Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
30Las Cruces Public SchoolsNew Mexico
31Portales Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
32Hagerman Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
33Mora Independent SchoolsNew Mexico
34Dexter Consolidated SchoolsNew Mexico
35Dulce Independent SchoolsNew Mexico
36Belen Consolidated SchoolsNew Mexico
37Raton Public SchoolsNew Mexico
38Tatum Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
39Grants-Cibola County SchoolsNew Mexico
40Las Vegas City Public SchoolsNew Mexico
41Santa Rosa Consolidated SchoolsNew Mexico
42Tucumcari Public SchoolsNew Mexico
43Ruidoso Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
44Espanola Public SchoolsNew Mexico
45Gadsden Independent SchoolsNew Mexico
46Hobbs Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
47Bernalillo Public SchoolsNew Mexico
48Central Consolidated SchoolsNew Mexico
49Taos Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
50Animas Public SchoolsNew Mexico
51Eunice Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
52Cobre Consolidated SchoolsNew Mexico
53Pecos Independent SchoolsNew Mexico
54Lordsburg Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
55Loving Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
56Bloomfield SchoolsNew Mexico
57T Or C Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
58Jal Public SchoolsNew Mexico
59Mountainair Public SchoolsNew Mexico
60Tularosa Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
61Hatch Valley Public SchoolsNew Mexico
62West Las Vegas Public SchoolsNew Mexico
63Magdalena Municipal SchoolsNew Mexico
64Deming Public SchoolsNew Mexico
65Mesa Vista Consolidated SchoolsNew Mexico
66Socorro Consolidated SchoolsNew Mexico
67Gallup-Mckinley Cty SchoolsNew Mexico
68Jemez Valley Public SchoolsNew Mexico
69Cuba Independent SchoolsNew Mexico
70Zuni Public SchoolsNew Mexico
71Jemez Mountain Public SchoolsNew Mexico

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: student performance (math and reading test scores), dropout rates, school funding, and area poverty rates. Data was collected from a total of 9,577 school districts.

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