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State of New Mexico Summary

There are 135 districts, 866 public schools, and 84 charter schools in New Mexico serving 337,225 students. Financially the state of New Mexico spends approximately $11,073 per student. There are 21,957 full-time teachers receiving a total of $1,227,588,088 in salaries and $387,734,585 in total benefits. 207,741 students receive a free lunch and 20,486 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 135
Total Schools: 866
Charter Schools: 84
Full-time Teachers: 21,957
Total Students: 337,225
LEP / ELL Students: 53,801
IEP Students: 46,612
Freshman Graduation Rate: 67%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 207,741
Reduced Lunch: 20,486
Revenue Per Student: $11,073
Salaries: $1,227,588,088
Employee Benefits: $387,734,585

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

New Mexico Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 45.60%
Grade 4 Reading 45.80%
Elementary School Science 53.10%
Grade 8 Math 42.30%
Grade 8 Reading 60.20%
Middle School Science 42.20%
High School Math 35.80%
High School Reading 47.80%
High School Science 39.60%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.