Barranca Mesa Elementary

Public PK, KG-6

 57 Loma Del Escolar
       Los Alamos, NM  87544


 (505) 663-2230

 School Website

District: Los Alamos Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
12th of 383 New Mexico Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.6
Number of students:  438

Racial breakdown:
White:
55.5%
Hispanic:
33.3%
Asian:
5.9%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.2%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Barranca Mesa Elementary ranked better than 96.9% of elementary schools in New Mexico. It also ranked 2nd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Los Alamos Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.45. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (55.5%), Hispanic (33.3%), Asian (5.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 16.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Barranca Mesa Elementary is 13.6. 2 elementary schools in the Los Alamos Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Barranca Mesa Elementary employs 32 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Barranca Mesa Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Barranca Mesa Elementary 12th of 383 New Mexico public elementary schools. (See Barranca Mesa Elementary in the ranking list.)

Los Alamos Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Alamos Public Schools 3rd of 103 New Mexico school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Barranca Mesa Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 96.80 8th 389 97.9%
2006 93.47 18th 390 95.4%
2007 94.95 8th 398 98.0%
2008 94.37 8th 405 98.0%
2009 94.84 10th 411 97.6%
2010 94.39 9th 419 97.9%
2011 97.80 5th 402 98.8%
2012 96.61 10th 398 97.5%
2013 96.28 8th 412 98.1%
2014 96.13 8th 442 98.2%
2015 99.17 4th 421 99.0%
2016 97.48 7th 410 98.3%
2017 97.02 10th 374 97.3%
2018 91.45 12th 383 96.9%

Data source: test scores: New Mexico Public Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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by a parent
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Open Quote This school is not what it once was, and it is far from the best school in Los Alamos. If your child is a student here: 1) expect unresponsive teachers who manage your child thru their online grade books as opposed to personal contact with parents 2) expect teachers NOT to contact you if your child is struggling 3 ) expect teachers who just deliver the core standards without truly educating children and, 4) expect teachers who hide behind newsletters and webpages. It has been my experience that a concerned parent is treated as an intrusive bother. Bottom line: mediocre instruction that requires continuous parental vigilance and frequent engagement. Even then, do not expect results or acceptance of responsibility for subpar performance by staff. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Barranca Mesa Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 341 1 9 37 0 n/a n/a 0 388
1991 319 0 15 35 5 n/a n/a 0 374
1992 339 0 13 33 1 n/a n/a 0 386
1993 368 4 17 36 2 n/a n/a 0 427
1994 390 2 17 45 1 n/a n/a 0 455
1995 386 0 18 55 1 n/a n/a 0 460
1996 386 0 18 55 1 n/a n/a 0 460
1997 359 0 17 58 3 n/a n/a 0 437
1998 387 0 22 58 4 n/a n/a 0 471
1999 370 2 23 62 3 n/a n/a 0 460
2000 377 3 35 62 2 n/a n/a 0 479
2001 347 2 28 71 4 n/a n/a 0 452
2002 362 3 34 79 2 n/a n/a 0 480
2003 362 3 34 79 2 n/a n/a 0 480
2004 350 1 44 75 1 n/a n/a 0 471
2005 354 1 51 81 0 n/a n/a 0 487
2006 327 1 46 86 0 n/a n/a 0 460
2007 293 2 45 88 0 n/a n/a 0 428
2008 264 2 43 77 0 n/a n/a 0 386
2009 253 3 35 70 0 n/a n/a 0 361
2010 272 4 30 85 1 0 0 0 392
2011 275 6 37 88 3 0 0 0 409
2012 271 7 30 87 5 0 3 0 403
2013 269 6 27 96 11 0 3 0 412
2014 258 3 26 107 7 0 4 0 405
2015 228 4 24 122 8 0 7 0 393
2016 243 2 26 146 8 0 13 0 438

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 Barranca Mesa Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 388 24.6 15.7 n/a
1991 374 24.5 15.2 n/a
1992 386 26.6 14.5 n/a
1993 427 27.6 15.5 n/a
1994 455 27.7 16.4 n/a
1995 460 31.7 14.5 n/a
1996 460 31.7 14.5 n/a
1997 437 30.0 14.6 n/a
1998 471 30.5 15.4 n/a
1999 460 30.2 15.2 0.0
2000 479 32.2 14.9 0.0
2001 452 31.5 14.3 0.0
2002 480 32.2 14.9 0.0
2003 480 32.2 14.9 0.0
2004 471 33.5 14.1 0.0
2005 487 33.8 14.4 0.0
2006 460 34.5 13.3 0.0
2007 428 33.2 12.9 0.0
2008 386 33.6 11.5 n/a
2009 361 30.8 11.7 n/a
2010 392 30.3 12.9 n/a
2011 409 28.1 14.5 0.0
2012 403 29.8 13.5 0.0
2013 412 29.4 13.9 14.8
2014 405 29.7 13.6 10.6
2015 393 31.0 12.6 12.5
2016 438 32.0 13.6 16.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Barranca Mesa Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 388 24.6 15.7 n/a
1991 374 24.5 15.2 n/a
1992 386 26.6 14.5 n/a
1993 427 27.6 15.5 n/a
1994 455 27.7 16.4 n/a
1995 460 31.7 14.5 n/a
1996 460 31.7 14.5 n/a
1997 437 30.0 14.6 n/a
1998 471 30.5 15.4 n/a
1999 460 30.2 15.2 0.0
2000 479 32.2 14.9 0.0
2001 452 31.5 14.3 0.0
2002 480 32.2 14.9 0.0
2003 480 32.2 14.9 0.0
2004 471 33.5 14.1 0.0
2005 487 33.8 14.4 0.0
2006 460 34.5 13.3 0.0
2007 428 33.2 12.9 0.0
2008 386 33.6 11.5 n/a
2009 361 30.8 11.7 n/a
2010 392 30.3 12.9 n/a
2011 409 28.1 14.5 0.0
2012 403 29.8 13.5 0.0
2013 412 29.4 13.9 14.8
2014 405 29.7 13.6 10.6
2015 393 31.0 12.6 12.5
2016 438 32.0 13.6 16.2

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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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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