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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Las Cruces Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Las Cruces, NM. It has 24,703 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.

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
120 responses
Average ACT
23
753 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
24,703
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,068
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,841/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$40,551
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$779
National
$949
Median Home Value
$150,200
National
$184,700

Las Cruces Public Schools Reviews

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My personal experience with Las Cruces Public Schools is quite an understatement to say the least. Nothing special came about protesting and speaking a loud about my and other students beliefs and struggles on campus.

One thing I would encourage to change, would be the harsh testing and protection protocols. I highly encourage staff and the superior office to make changes when it comes to keeping the students and staff safe at all costs.

School shootings is at a all time high rate right now in the United States, and it is only getting worse. Due to the unfortunate events that laws are loosely left alone when it comes to semi-automatic weapons being obtained in the U.S., I believe that the school district council should have power in upgrading security measures in their schools to ensure the safety of each and every individual student.
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I go to school at Centennial High School in Las Cruces which is controlled by Las Cruces Public Schools. There is a lot to do in high school, there is everything for almost everyone. Athletics and Academics are very important to Las Cruces public schools. I am currently a student athlete, everyone is always supported of each sport, and every athlete is expected to got to class everyday and keep a good gpa in order to play. The rules that are placed in high school really helps prepare everyone for college.
My experience in attending las cruces public schools was somewhat bitter but overall enjoyable, however i would like for the teachers in the district to be more coscious of whats going on in the schools such as bullying, i was bulied alot and i took action and i suffered the consequences even tho i warned them of the bullying that was going on.