Best Public Schools in Shiprock, NM


The city of Shiprock, New Mexico is home to 10 schools serving students from elementary through high school, with a predominately Native American student population and high poverty levels. The schools in Shiprock generally have low statewide rankings, with most elementary and middle schools ranking in the bottom quartile of their respective school types in New Mexico. However, a few standout schools emerge, including Eva B Stokely Elementary, which has the highest statewide ranking among the elementary schools, and Tse Bit Ai Middle, which has the lowest student-teacher ratio among the middle schools in the Central Consolidated Schools district.

The schools in Shiprock have an overwhelmingly Native American student population, ranging from 92.15% to 100% across the different schools. This highlights the unique demographic makeup of the Shiprock community. Additionally, the consistently high free and reduced lunch rates, all above 90% and many at 100%, indicate that the Shiprock schools serve a community with very high levels of poverty, which likely has significant implications for the resources and support available to these schools.

While the Shiprock schools face challenges, the data also reveals some positive trends. The alternative high school, Career Prep Alternative, has the lowest student-teacher ratio (12.6) among the high schools in the district, suggesting a focus on smaller class sizes and more individualized attention. Additionally, the middle school, Tse Bit Ai Middle, has the lowest student-teacher ratio (13.6) among the 3 middle schools in the Central Consolidated Schools district, which may indicate a prioritization of resources for this grade level.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Mexico Public Education Department.

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