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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Santa Fe Public Schools is a public school district located in Santa Fe, NM. It has 13,171 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.

Santa Fe Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
69%
Average SAT
1160
136 responses
Average ACT
23
257 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
13,171
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,803
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$195,575,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,765/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$53,922
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,004
National
$949
Median Home Value
$265,000
National
$184,700

Santa Fe Public Schools Reviews

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Santa Fe Public schools provides education, leadership and guidance, along with many other opportunities to students of all backgrounds. Our public school system ensures a chance for each and every student to individually grow and succeed. I am grateful to say Santa Fe Public Schools has provided a community for me and many others. This overall community has helped us become the people we are today and the people we will continue to grow into for our futures. Being in the system from elementary-, middle- and high- school has taught me to explore career paths and in other interests such as hobbies. Academically, achievements are always offered in order to inspire students, alongside challenge them. In electives options include sports, music, art, engineering, and various other opportunities that inspire children to pursue their dreams, and acknowledge that they-we-are capable of achieving anything we put our minds to. Hard effort will be rewarded with success and happiness.
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SFPS are a very Diverse and welcoming set of schools. they are diverse and rich with culture and traditions. SFPS feels like a bubble where we can all and be ourselves. I've been a student for a very long time here and I've never felt like my safety has been at risk. I feel bitter sweet as I graduate now in 2018. I feel like the SFPS school district has prepared me for the future not only by allowing me to be myself, but by encouraging me to be creative. I would like to thank SFPS for helping me succeed!
There are many extraordinary teachers in the schools system, but are booked with many kids because of a poor budget and few wanting to teach. Thus causing less one on one with students that need help. It puts a whole lot stress on the teachers and students.