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    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Las Cruces Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Las Cruces, NM. It has 24,804 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
Address
505 South Main Suite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Telephone
(575) 527-5800

Las Cruces Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1150
94 responses
Average ACT
23
626 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
24,804
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,673
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%

Finances

Total Expenses
$259,773,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,743/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

Las Cruces Public Schools Reviews

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While being enrolled at LCPS I met many wonderful staff and students who have shaped me into the person i am today. Every teacher at centennial high school always made sure to give their students the best education possible and always made sure that their student was successful and learned in a way that they understood. What i would like to see change is the admin and their openness to constructive criticism and opinions. The super intendent and school board targeted a 17 year old boy the student body president at centennial for speaking up on his opinion of columbia being moved into centennials main buildings. In my opinion this was very childish and unprofessional. The admin and board need to learn to be open to different opinions and constructive criticism.
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My experience with las cruces public schools was great. My school (centennial) had a huge diversity of students and the school district provided teachers and/or recourses to students with specific needs. Overall it was good but my only complaint would be the school lunches. They met the requirements for the amount of vegetables, protein, carbs, etc but it did not looks appealing most of the time.
Great teachers at Arrowhead Park! They always took their time to make sure I, and many other students, understood each part of the material.