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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Portales Municipal Schools is an above average, public school district located in Portales, NM. It has 2,817 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
Address
501 South Abilene
Portales, NM 88130
Telephone
(575) 356-7000
Website

Portales Municipal Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1100
6 responses
Average ACT
23
65 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,817
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,973
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$29,282,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,766/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$32,065
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$774
National
$949
Median Home Value
$115,900
National
$184,700

Portales Municipal Schools Reviews

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What I like was the fact that the teachers wanted to help the students improve and pass. I also liked the fact that there were multiple clubs that allowed the students to have an activity they enjoyed. The only thing that I would like to see improved it the time it takes to get across campus to classes. 5 minutes isn't really enough time the students are cutting it real close to get to class on time with this time limit.
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For a public school, it meets standards. Some teachers in the system are very talented, passionate, and gifted. However, students who leave the system tend to forget many basic concepts.
Portales Schools have been a great place for our children to learn and grow. The teachers and staff have always been kind, caring, and attentive to our children's needs.