B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
751 Trinity Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Los Alamos Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1310
88 responses
Average ACT
29
84 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,509
Free or Reduced Lunch
5.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,544
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$53,387,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,350/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    44%
  • Other
    1%

Los Alamos Public Schools Reviews

4 reviews
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I was born and raised in Los Alamos county, so I have experienced the elementary school system, middle school system, high school system and currently the college system. Overall, I believe Los Alamos to be one of the top academics in the state. We excel in Science, Mathematics, English, and Technology, however, we lack in the Arts and Athletics. I think the arts and athletics are just as important as the STEM courses because the education system is meant to prepare the people of the future for everything that life throws at them. So when there are students who are interested in the STEM courses, there are also students who are interested in the Arts and Athletics, so it only makes sense to balance all the fields equally. Perhaps there could be more funds and attention brought to the lacking fields, but overall, I respect the Los Alamos Public Schools for creating such a safe and creative learning environment for the kids of the future, including myself.
Review Los Alamos Public Schools
Los Alamos public schools have highly qualified teachers, and a strong community that is dedicated to education. The only down fall about these schools is that with the high academic pressure there not a lot of flexibility and accommodation for non-tradition students.
Los Alamos Pubic Schools are very challenging and college preparing. There is an immense pressure put on the students because the Los Alamos High School is ranked top five in the nation for several years. This pressure either makes or brakes a student. Some find this pressure unbearable and others think it offers encouragement. I loved my experience in LAPS. It is a place I want my kids growing up.