Monterrey Elementary

Summary:

Monterrey Elementary is a public elementary school in Carlsbad, New Mexico, serving 329 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Carlsbad Municipal Schools district, which is ranked 75 out of 119 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating.

Monterrey Elementary consistently outperforms the state average in proficiency rates for Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. In 2022-2023, the school had a 53% proficiency rate in Language Arts, compared to the state average of 38%, and a 42% proficiency rate in Mathematics, compared to the state's 24%. Monterrey's 5th-grade students performed exceptionally well, with a 65.6% proficiency rate in Mathematics, significantly higher than the Carlsbad Municipal Schools (37.2%) and state (30.7%) averages. The school has maintained a strong statewide ranking, consistently placing in the top 25% of New Mexico elementary schools over the past decade, and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger in the 2022-2023 school year.

Monterrey Elementary's diverse student population, with a significant Hispanic majority (57.14%) and a sizable White minority (38.3%), is unique among the nearby schools, which tend to have more homogeneous student bodies. While the school excels in overall academic performance, its performance for certain student subgroups, such as English Language Learners and Special Education students, lags behind. This suggests that the school may need to focus on addressing the specific needs of these subgroups to ensure equitable educational outcomes. Nonetheless, Monterrey Elementary stands out as a high-performing school within the Carlsbad Municipal Schools district, consistently outperforming the state and district averages in core subject areas.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1600 Johnson St
       Carlsbad, NM  88220


(575) 234-3309

District: Carlsbad

SchoolDigger Rank:
71st of 435 New Mexico Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,032 Help


Students who attend Monterrey Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Carlsbad Sixth Grade Academy - Alta Vista Campus
High:    Carlsbad High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  329

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
57.1%
White:
38.3%
African American:
1.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Monterrey Elementary ranks better than 83.7% of elementary schools in New Mexico. It also ranks first among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Carlsbad School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (57.1%), White (38.3%), African American (1.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 30.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Monterrey Elementary is 15.8, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Carlsbad School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Monterrey Elementary is $9,032, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Carlsbad School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Monterrey Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Monterrey Elementary 71st of 435 New Mexico public elementary schools. (See Monterrey Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Carlsbad:

SchoolDigger ranks Carlsbad 75th of 119 New Mexico school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Monterrey Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Monterrey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 90.50 22nd 389 94.3%
2006 80.60 57th 390 85.4%
2007 75.52 72nd 398 81.9%
2008 88.31 31st 405 92.3%
2009 78.89 54th 411 86.9%
2010 78.94 64th 419 84.7%
2011 66.71 117th 402 70.9%
2012 74.89 80th 398 79.9%
2013 80.74 59th 412 85.7%
2014 60.53 153rd 442 65.4%
2015 58.91 136th 421 67.7%
2016 68.64 99th 410 75.9%
2017 64.56 102nd 374 72.7%
2018 67.53 99th 383 74.2%
2019 53.88 157th 396 60.4%
2022 66.98 97th 420 76.9%
2023 83.15 71st 435 83.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Monterrey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 28.32 160th 203 21.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Monterrey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.56 38th 47 19.1%
2023 37.77 116th 165 29.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Monterrey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.27 101st 356 71.6%
2019 54.99 139th 361 61.5%
2022 51.46 146th 410 64.4%
2023 74.19 104th 426 75.6%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Monterrey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 52.39 14th 36 61.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Monterrey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.89 106th 339 68.7%
2019 60.41 108th 343 68.5%
2022 59.62 110th 395 72.2%
2023 72.77 97th 390 75.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Monterrey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.38 84th 333 74.8%
2019 40.35 187th 337 44.5%
2022 65.17 81st 392 79.3%
2023 89.41 47th 414 88.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Monterrey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.20 73rd 329 77.8%
2019 58.30 106th 320 66.9%
2022 59.73 96th 389 75.3%
2023 86.06 55th 395 86.1%
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Rank History for White students at Monterrey Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.59 113th 187 39.6%
2019 25.86 160th 199 19.6%
2022 58.57 111th 325 65.8%
2023 80.00 78th 413 81.1%
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Data source: test scores: New Mexico Public Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

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Enrollment information for Monterrey Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 242 9 0 188 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1991 249 3 0 155 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1992 262 2 0 152 0 n/a n/a 0 416
1993 279 7 0 153 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1994 232 6 0 162 0 n/a n/a 0 400
1995 206 7 1 119 1 n/a n/a 0 334
1996 206 7 1 119 1 n/a n/a 0 334
1997 227 3 2 101 5 n/a n/a 0 338
1998 198 2 1 86 4 n/a n/a 0 291
1999 190 3 4 94 3 n/a n/a 0 294
2000 165 1 3 86 5 n/a n/a 0 260
2001 175 4 2 102 2 n/a n/a 0 285
2002 165 2 5 129 2 n/a n/a 0 303
2003 165 2 5 129 2 n/a n/a 0 303
2004 165 2 2 133 1 n/a n/a 0 303
2005 171 6 3 134 1 n/a n/a 0 315
2006 156 7 2 120 1 n/a n/a 0 286
2007 156 2 2 107 3 n/a n/a 0 270
2008 176 8 1 99 2 n/a n/a 0 286
2009 159 5 3 121 1 n/a n/a 0 289
2010 169 2 2 111 0 0 0 0 284
2011 195 3 0 124 0 0 1 0 323
2012 175 2 0 144 0 0 0 0 321
2013 161 3 0 155 2 0 2 0 323
2014 157 2 3 162 2 2 2 0 330
2015 163 5 5 176 2 4 3 0 358
2016 165 8 3 167 2 3 3 0 351
2017 149 5 3 168 3 5 4 0 337
2018 142 5 1 189 1 4 3 0 345
2019 150 4 1 190 2 3 5 0 355
2020 166 2 1 171 3 2 4 0 349
2021 136 5 4 169 2 1 2 0 319
2022 132 5 3 166 3 1 2 0 312
2023 126 5 3 188 2 2 3 0 329

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Monterrey Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 439 18.3 23.9 n/a
1991 407 20.5 19.8 n/a
1992 416 21.5 19.3 n/a
1993 439 22.0 20.0 n/a
1994 400 23.0 17.4 n/a
1995 334 19.9 16.8 n/a
1996 334 19.9 16.8 n/a
1997 338 18.9 17.9 n/a
1998 291 19.0 15.3 n/a
1999 294 18.8 15.6 53.4
2000 260 17.0 15.3 58.5
2001 285 18.2 15.7 62.8
2002 303 18.6 16.3 63.7
2003 303 18.6 16.3 63.7
2004 303 18.3 16.6 64.4
2005 315 21.1 14.9 62.9
2006 286 18.2 15.7 59.1
2007 270 15.1 17.9 57.8
2008 286 18.2 15.7 57
2009 289 19.5 14.8 53.6
2010 284 17.0 16.7 56.3
2011 323 18.0 17.9 52.3
2012 321 18.2 17.5 52
2013 323 17.6 18.3 58.8
2014 330 19.4 17.0 53
2015 358 22.0 16.2 50.3
2016 351 20.0 17.5 50.1
2017 337 20.0 16.8 53.7
2018 345 20.5 16.8 54.8
2019 355 20.5 17.2 49.3
2020 349 19.0 18.3 30.7
2021 319 19.2 16.6 39.2
2022 312 17.9 17.4 41.7
2023 329 20.7 15.8 30.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Monterrey Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 439 18.3 23.9 n/a
1991 407 20.5 19.8 n/a
1992 416 21.5 19.3 n/a
1993 439 22.0 20.0 n/a
1994 400 23.0 17.4 n/a
1995 334 19.9 16.8 n/a
1996 334 19.9 16.8 n/a
1997 338 18.9 17.9 n/a
1998 291 19.0 15.3 n/a
1999 294 18.8 15.6 53.4
2000 260 17.0 15.3 58.5
2001 285 18.2 15.7 62.8
2002 303 18.6 16.3 63.7
2003 303 18.6 16.3 63.7
2004 303 18.3 16.6 64.4
2005 315 21.1 14.9 62.9
2006 286 18.2 15.7 59.1
2007 270 15.1 17.9 57.8
2008 286 18.2 15.7 57
2009 289 19.5 14.8 53.6
2010 284 17.0 16.7 56.3
2011 323 18.0 17.9 52.3
2012 321 18.2 17.5 52
2013 323 17.6 18.3 58.8
2014 330 19.4 17.0 53
2015 358 22.0 16.2 50.3
2016 351 20.0 17.5 50.1
2017 337 20.0 16.8 53.7
2018 345 20.5 16.8 54.8
2019 355 20.5 17.2 49.3
2020 349 19.0 18.3 30.7
2021 319 19.2 16.6 39.2
2022 312 17.9 17.4 41.7
2023 329 20.7 15.8 30.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Monterrey Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,032

Data source: New Mexico Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Monterrey Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 157th of 396 Elementary schoolsRanks 71st of 435 Elementary schools
 23.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Language Arts (Monterrey Elementary)3750.7
 13.7%
   3rd Grade Language Arts (Carlsbad)3433.8
 0.2%
   3rd Grade Language Arts (New Mexico)3031.8
 1.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Monterrey Elementary)1334.3
 21.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Carlsbad)2823.9
 4.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Mexico)3222.5
 9.5%
4th Grade Language Arts (Monterrey Elementary)4427.9
 16.1%
   4th Grade Language Arts (Carlsbad)3327.1
 5.9%
   4th Grade Language Arts (New Mexico)3035.2
 5.2%
4th Grade Mathematics (Monterrey Elementary)3922.1
 16.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Carlsbad)2424.3
 0.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Mexico)2724.5
 2.5%
5th Grade Language Arts (Monterrey Elementary)3554.1
 19.1%
   5th Grade Language Arts (Carlsbad)3640.4
 4.4%
   5th Grade Language Arts (New Mexico)3335.7
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Monterrey Elementary)965.6
 56.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Carlsbad)2237.2
 15.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Mexico)2430.7
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students355329
 7.3%
African American45
 25%
American Indian22
Asian13
 200%
Hispanic190188
 1.1%
Pacific Islander32
 33.3%
White150126
 16%
Two or More Races53
 40%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.3%30.4%
 18.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Monterrey Elementary

Students at Monterrey Elementary are 57% Hispanic, 38% White, 2% African American.

Monterrey Elementary ranks 71st of 435 New Mexico elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 329 students attended Monterrey Elementary.

Students who attend Monterrey Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Carlsbad Sixth Grade Academy - Alta Vista Campus
High : Carlsbad High


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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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