The New Mexico public school system (prekindergarten through grade 12) operates within districts governed by locally elected school boards and superintendents. In 2013 New Mexico had 338,220 students enrolled in a total of 877 schools in 146 school districts. There were 22,201 teachers in the public schools, or roughly one teacher for every 15 students, compared to the national average of 1:16. There was roughly one administrator for every 264 students, compared to the national average of one administrator for every 295 students. On average New Mexico spent $9,012 per pupil in 2013, which ranked it 38th highest in the nation. The state’s graduation rate was 70.3 percent in 2013.
There are 146 school districts in New Mexico, which serve 338,220 students. In the top 1,000 largest school districts by enrollment, New Mexico has eight school districts. The average number of top enrollment districts in a state is 20.
There are 198,128 students in the state’s top enrollment districts, which represents 0.7 percent of all students attending top enrollment districts in the United States. The largest school district in the state is Albuquerque Public Schools, which served 94,083 students in the 2012-2013 academic year.
This list identifies the state’s school districts in alphabetical order: (Ballotpedia)
New Mexico had the highest percentage of Hispanic students in public schools in the country during 2013. It was one of only five states that had a greater percentage of Hispanic students than white students.