Picacho Middle

Overview

Student Enrollment
779
Best Middle School in New Mexico
#133
 Rating 2 out of 10
Grades 6th grade to 9th grade
School District LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Type Public
 Phone (505)527-5800
 Location 1040 NORTH MOTEL BLVD
LAS CRUCES, NM 88001
Charter School No

Picacho Middle has an academic rating well below the average for New Mexico middle schools based on its low test performance. It is ranked 133rd in the best public middle schools in New Mexico.

Racial Demographics

The Picacho Middle student body is mostly Hispanic with a smaller White population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White18.5%144
Black0.9%7
Hispanic79.3%618
Asian Pacific0.5%4
Native American Indian0.5%4
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.3%2

Family Income

vs. other New Mexico middle schools
Lower 27.8%

72.3% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the New Mexico middle school median of 59.9%. By this measure, PICACHO MIDDLE students are largely lower-middle income and rank 121st in New Mexico for middle school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
6th Grade232
7th Grade264
8th Grade283
Total779

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
10%
Rank in New Mexico
133rd
Rating
2 out of 10

Students at Picacho Middle scored an average 10% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Performance is well below the state middle school median of 17% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 24.4% of New Mexico middle schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls6% to 9%*10% to 14%*
Boys7%10%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*suppressed*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic6%9%
Multiracial--
White10% to 14%*20% to 24%*
With Disabilites5% or less*5% or less*
Limited English5% or less*5% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%5%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
New Mexico Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
New Mexico Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%2
Boys0.5%2
Girls0%0
New Mexico Median2.1%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.9%40
Boys7.4%30
Girls2.5%10

Location

Picacho Middle
1040 NORTH MOTEL BLVD
LAS CRUCES, NM
88001
(505)527-5800

3 out of 10 1

District

LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
LAS CRUCES, NM