Sierra Middle

Overview

Student Enrollment
848
Best Middle School in New Mexico
#59
 Rating 6 out of 10
Grades 6th grade to 9th grade
School District LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Type Public
 Phone (505)527-5800
 Location 1700 SPRUCE AVE
LAS CRUCES, NM 88001
Charter School No

Sierra Middle has an academic rating somewhat above the average for New Mexico middle schools based on its average test performance. It is ranked 59th in the best public middle schools in New Mexico.

Racial Demographics

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

Race Percent Students
White20.3%172
Black3.4%29
Hispanic73.2%621
Asian Pacific1.9%16
Native American Indian0.9%8
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.2%2

Family Income

vs. other New Mexico middle schools
Upper 29%

50.5% 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, SIERRA MIDDLE students are largely upper-middle income and rank 48th in New Mexico for middle school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
6th Grade299
7th Grade285
8th Grade264
Total848

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
20%
Rank in New Mexico
59th
Rating
6 out of 10

Students at Sierra Middle scored an average 20% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Performance is somewhat above the state middle school median of 17% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 34.9% of New Mexico middle schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls18%31%
Boys18%15%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indianless than 50%*less than 50%*
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 59%*40% to 59%*
Black20% to 29%*30% to 39%*
Hispanic12%17%
Multiracial--
White30% to 34%*40% to 44%*
With Disabilites6% to 9%*5% or less*
Limited English10% or less*10% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%5%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%

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 Students8.8%75
Boys13.1%53
Girls5%22
New Mexico Median2.1%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.4%37
Boys5.9%24
Girls3.2%13

Location

Sierra Middle
1700 SPRUCE AVE
LAS CRUCES, NM
88001
(505)527-5800

7 out of 10 1

District

LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
LAS CRUCES, NM