Moriarty Middle

Summary:

Moriarty Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in Moriarty, New Mexico, with a student population of 244 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school is part of the Moriarty-Edgewood School District, which is ranked 47 out of 119 school districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Compared to nearby schools like Edgewood Middle and Estancia Middle, Moriarty Middle has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (60.25%) and lower academic performance, with proficiency rates in Language Arts (33%), Mathematics (15%), and Science (38%) lagging behind Edgewood Middle. Additionally, Moriarty Middle has consistently ranked lower among New Mexico middle schools, dropping from a high of 61 out of 193 in 2012-2013 to 140 out of 239 in the 2022-2023 school year.

Despite having a lower student-teacher ratio (13.3:1) compared to Edgewood Middle (15.7:1) and Estancia Middle (8.8:1), Moriarty Middle faces challenges related to its high poverty rates, with 100% of its students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. This socioeconomic factor may contribute to the school's academic struggles and highlights the need for targeted interventions and support programs to improve student outcomes and provide a more equitable educational experience for all its students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 200 Center St
       Moriarty, NM  87035


(505) 835-5835

District: Moriarty-Edgewood School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
140th of 239 New Mexico Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,602 Help


Students who attend Moriarty Middle usually attend:

High:    Moriarty High

Feeder schools for Moriarty Middle:

Elementary:    Moriarty Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  13.3 Help
Number of students:  244

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
60.2%
White:
34.4%
Two or more races:
2.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Moriarty Middle ranks worse than 58.6% of middle schools in New Mexico. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.77. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (60.2%), White (34.4%), two or more races (2.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Moriarty Middle is 13.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Moriarty Middle is $8,602.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Moriarty Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Moriarty Middle 140th of 239 New Mexico public middle schools. (See Moriarty Middle in the ranking list.)

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Moriarty-Edgewood School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Moriarty-Edgewood School District 45th of 117 New Mexico school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Moriarty Middle

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Rank History for all students at Moriarty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 43.06 82nd 157 47.8%
2006 43.96 88th 156 43.6%
2007 40.85 101st 171 40.9%
2008 45.50 84th 172 51.2%
2009 52.86 71st 178 60.1%
2010 50.70 78th 179 56.4%
2011 51.75 74th 173 57.2%
2012 53.14 73rd 178 59.0%
2013 60.48 61st 193 68.4%
2014 36.74 140th 222 36.9%
2015 35.00 124th 207 40.1%
2016 33.08 138th 208 33.7%
2017 29.78 121st 176 31.3%
2018 22.19 145th 186 22.0%
2019 22.06 156th 200 22.0%
2022 42.06 110th 232 52.6%
2023 37.77 140th 239 41.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Moriarty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 73.44 8th 65 87.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Moriarty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 43.62 35th 69 49.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Moriarty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.46 123rd 168 26.8%
2019 27.96 130th 175 25.7%
2022 51.21 78th 223 65.0%
2023 44.46 113th 227 50.2%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Moriarty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 40.62 20th 33 39.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Moriarty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.08 118th 156 24.4%
2019 21.06 134th 160 16.3%
2022 33.88 109th 220 50.5%
2023 29.97 144th 213 32.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Moriarty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.46 37th 52 28.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Moriarty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.37 129th 151 14.6%
2019 26.42 115th 152 24.3%
2022 46.32 87th 213 59.2%
2023 39.99 120th 221 45.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Moriarty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 58.59 19th 55 65.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Moriarty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.69 110th 149 26.2%
2019 23.09 120th 150 20.0%
2022 46.32 80th 214 62.6%
2023 38.30 117th 204 42.6%
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Rank History for White students at Moriarty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.92 119th 120 0.8%
2019 9.51 118th 121 2.5%
2022 20.00 166th 187 11.2%
2023 34.70 139th 229 39.3%
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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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Enrollment information for Moriarty Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 328 1 1 93 1 n/a n/a 0 424
1991 360 1 5 119 3 n/a n/a 0 488
1992 358 9 4 139 1 n/a n/a 0 511
1993 368 7 5 142 2 n/a n/a 0 524
1994 382 6 2 152 3 n/a n/a 0 545
1995 503 6 2 200 6 n/a n/a 0 717
1996 503 6 2 200 6 n/a n/a 0 717
1997 548 6 1 217 8 n/a n/a 0 780
1998 567 6 2 247 4 n/a n/a 0 826
1999 536 8 3 248 7 n/a n/a 0 802
2000 512 10 0 242 10 n/a n/a 0 774
2001 203 6 1 138 8 n/a n/a 0 356
2002 204 8 2 135 7 n/a n/a 0 356
2003 204 8 2 135 7 n/a n/a 0 356
2004 201 6 1 130 8 n/a n/a 0 346
2005 179 7 1 116 3 n/a n/a 0 306
2006 185 8 1 113 3 n/a n/a 0 310
2007 181 5 0 115 8 n/a n/a 0 309
2008 138 3 3 133 6 n/a n/a 0 283
2009 139 5 2 113 9 n/a n/a 0 268
2010 114 2 0 101 10 0 1 0 228
2011 105 3 0 112 2 0 3 0 225
2012 107 6 2 115 6 0 5 0 241
2013 91 3 1 115 7 0 6 0 223
2014 78 5 2 113 6 0 2 0 206
2015 121 6 3 158 3 0 4 0 295
2016 125 3 0 163 8 0 2 0 301
2017 114 2 0 153 6 0 3 0 278
2018 107 3 0 159 5 0 3 0 277
2019 107 5 0 159 5 0 2 0 278
2020 102 6 0 152 2 0 4 0 266
2021 96 5 0 135 4 0 4 0 244
2022 93 6 0 130 3 0 8 0 240
2023 84 3 0 147 3 0 7 0 244

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 Moriarty Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 424 23.7 17.8 n/a
1991 488 26.0 18.7 n/a
1992 511 30.2 16.9 n/a
1993 524 27.3 19.2 n/a
1994 545 30.9 17.6 n/a
1995 717 41.4 17.3 n/a
1996 717 41.4 17.3 n/a
1997 780 41.4 18.8 n/a
1998 826 45.0 18.4 n/a
1999 802 45.7 17.5 39.7
2000 774 47.1 16.4 35.1
2001 356 29.4 12.1 49.7
2002 356 23.4 15.2 54.2
2003 356 23.4 15.2 54.2
2004 346 22.1 15.7 49.7
2005 306 19.8 15.5 56.2
2006 310 19.8 15.7 58.1
2007 309 16.4 18.8 64.1
2008 283 18.5 15.3 57.6
2009 268 19.7 13.6 65.3
2010 228 15.5 14.6 72.8
2011 225 15.4 14.5 68
2012 241 16.9 14.1 67.6
2013 223 16.1 13.8 71.7
2014 206 14.4 14.3 79.6
2015 295 21.0 14.0 78.3
2016 301 20.0 15.0 56.8
2017 278 18.4 15.0 64
2018 277 17.8 15.5 99.6
2019 278 16.3 16.9 99.6
2020 266 16.9 15.6 100
2021 244 14.7 16.5 100
2022 240 15.3 15.6 100
2023 244 18.2 13.3 100

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 Moriarty Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 424 23.7 17.8 n/a
1991 488 26.0 18.7 n/a
1992 511 30.2 16.9 n/a
1993 524 27.3 19.2 n/a
1994 545 30.9 17.6 n/a
1995 717 41.4 17.3 n/a
1996 717 41.4 17.3 n/a
1997 780 41.4 18.8 n/a
1998 826 45.0 18.4 n/a
1999 802 45.7 17.5 39.7
2000 774 47.1 16.4 35.1
2001 356 29.4 12.1 49.7
2002 356 23.4 15.2 54.2
2003 356 23.4 15.2 54.2
2004 346 22.1 15.7 49.7
2005 306 19.8 15.5 56.2
2006 310 19.8 15.7 58.1
2007 309 16.4 18.8 64.1
2008 283 18.5 15.3 57.6
2009 268 19.7 13.6 65.3
2010 228 15.5 14.6 72.8
2011 225 15.4 14.5 68
2012 241 16.9 14.1 67.6
2013 223 16.1 13.8 71.7
2014 206 14.4 14.3 79.6
2015 295 21.0 14.0 78.3
2016 301 20.0 15.0 56.8
2017 278 18.4 15.0 64
2018 277 17.8 15.5 99.6
2019 278 16.3 16.9 99.6
2020 266 16.9 15.6 100
2021 244 14.7 16.5 100
2022 240 15.3 15.6 100
2023 244 18.2 13.3 100

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 Moriarty Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,602

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Moriarty Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 156th of 200 Middle schoolsRanks 140th of 239 Middle schools
 19.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Language Arts (Moriarty Middle)2333.8
 10.8%
   6th Grade Language Arts (Moriarty-Edgewood School District)2636.6
 10.6%
   6th Grade Language Arts (New Mexico)3132.9
 1.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Moriarty Middle)928.8
 19.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Moriarty-Edgewood School District)1626
 10%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Mexico)1932.5
 13.5%
7th Grade Language Arts (Moriarty Middle)2545.6
 20.6%
   7th Grade Language Arts (Moriarty-Edgewood School District)3048.1
 18.1%
   7th Grade Language Arts (New Mexico)3134.8
 3.8%
7th Grade Mathematics (Moriarty Middle)727.8
 20.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Moriarty-Edgewood School District)1728.7
 11.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Mexico)1924.8
 5.8%
8th Grade Language Arts (Moriarty Middle)1136
 25%
   8th Grade Language Arts (Moriarty-Edgewood School District)2952.2
 23.2%
   8th Grade Language Arts (New Mexico)3133.2
 2.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students278244
 12.2%
African American53
 40%
American Indian53
 40%
Asian00
Hispanic159147
 7.5%
Pacific Islander00
White10784
 21.5%
Two or More Races27
 250%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.6%100%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Moriarty Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 244 students attended Moriarty Middle.

Students who attend Moriarty Middle usually go on to attend Moriarty High

Students at Moriarty Middle are 60% Hispanic, 34% White, 3% Two or more races, 1% African American, 1% American Indian.

Moriarty Middle ranks 140th of 239 New Mexico middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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