South Mountain Elementary

Public K-5

 577 State Rd 344
       Moriarty, NM  87015


(505) 835-5835

District: Moriarty-Edgewood School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
25th of 433 New Mexico Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,642 Help


Students who attend South Mountain Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Edgewood Middle
High:    Moriarty High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  304

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.7%
Hispanic:
44.7%
Two or more races:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details South Mountain Elementary ranks better than 94.2% of elementary schools in New Mexico. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Moriarty-Edgewood School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.95. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (49.7%), Hispanic (44.7%), two or more races (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Moriarty-Edgewood School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Mountain Elementary is 14.7. 2 elementary schools in the Moriarty-Edgewood School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Mountain Elementary is $8,642. 2 elementary schools in the Moriarty-Edgewood School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

South Mountain Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks South Mountain Elementary 25th of 433 New Mexico public elementary schools. (See South Mountain Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hispanic students:
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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 South Mountain Elementary

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Rank History for all students at South Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 85.55 38th 389 90.2%
2006 79.11 60th 390 84.6%
2007 86.04 41st 398 89.7%
2008 89.40 27th 405 93.3%
2009 88.32 27th 411 93.4%
2010 89.77 21st 419 95.0%
2011 89.93 31st 402 92.3%
2012 88.76 32nd 398 92.0%
2013 90.61 24th 412 94.2%
2014 79.49 62nd 442 86.0%
2015 77.38 67th 421 84.1%
2016 86.38 39th 410 90.5%
2017 84.62 34th 374 90.9%
2018 76.75 69th 383 82.0%
2019 75.24 74th 396 81.3%
2022 88.59 32nd 420 92.4%
2023 96.95 25th 433 94.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at South Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 86.76 3rd 91 96.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at South Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 35.07 93rd 132 29.5%
2023 54.48 71st 165 57.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at South Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.35 92nd 356 74.2%
2019 71.18 68th 361 81.2%
2022 72.45 48th 410 88.3%
2023 99.43 8th 424 98.1%
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Rank History for Female students at South Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.30 46th 339 86.4%
2019 76.29 53rd 343 84.5%
2022 86.10 30th 395 92.4%
2023 97.52 17th 388 95.6%
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Rank History for Male students at South Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.73 105th 333 68.5%
2019 62.75 91st 337 73.0%
2022 80.75 41st 392 89.5%
2023 95.30 28th 412 93.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at South Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.45 108th 329 67.2%
2019 69.30 65th 320 79.7%
2022 74.53 43rd 389 88.9%
2023 91.53 29th 393 92.6%
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Rank History for White students at South Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.20 77th 187 58.8%
2019 49.87 104th 199 47.7%
2022 67.43 79th 325 75.7%
2023 95.28 31st 411 92.5%
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Data source: test scores: New Mexico Public Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for South Mountain Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 153 0 3 45 1 n/a n/a 0 202
1996 153 0 3 45 1 n/a n/a 0 202
1997 198 1 4 49 3 n/a n/a 0 255
1998 198 2 3 44 0 n/a n/a 0 247
1999 205 1 5 40 0 n/a n/a 0 251
2000 304 6 2 48 0 n/a n/a 0 360
2001 297 5 1 59 4 n/a n/a 0 366
2002 252 5 5 71 1 n/a n/a 0 334
2003 252 5 5 71 1 n/a n/a 0 334
2004 214 6 3 81 3 n/a n/a 0 307
2005 234 8 3 73 4 n/a n/a 0 322
2006 247 10 6 70 8 n/a n/a 0 341
2007 230 4 6 81 2 n/a n/a 0 323
2008 243 2 6 75 6 n/a n/a 0 332
2009 238 1 8 74 4 n/a n/a 0 325
2010 219 1 4 80 12 0 2 0 318
2011 214 1 3 87 11 0 8 0 324
2012 212 1 5 88 7 0 6 0 319
2013 173 2 4 81 3 0 9 0 272
2014 182 6 2 82 5 0 6 0 283
2015 152 7 1 102 2 0 8 0 272
2016 170 3 1 97 2 0 7 0 280
2017 166 3 1 93 1 0 9 0 273
2018 194 2 1 104 3 0 8 0 312
2019 192 3 1 108 1 0 9 0 314
2020 187 4 1 109 2 0 8 0 311
2021 177 2 1 107 1 0 5 0 293
2022 165 0 1 128 1 0 17 0 312
2023 151 0 1 136 1 0 15 0 304

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

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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 South Mountain Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 202 10.5 19.2 n/a
1996 202 10.5 19.2 n/a
1997 255 12.5 20.4 n/a
1998 247 14.7 16.8 n/a
1999 251 17.2 14.6 26.3
2000 360 22.0 16.4 25
2001 366 23.2 15.8 28.7
2002 334 24.1 13.9 30.8
2003 334 24.1 13.9 30.8
2004 307 20.2 15.2 25.7
2005 322 22.0 14.6 24.5
2006 341 23.9 14.3 24
2007 323 20.0 16.2 30.7
2008 332 21.6 15.4 31.9
2009 325 22.2 14.6 29.8
2010 318 20.5 15.5 31.4
2011 324 18.9 17.0 38.9
2012 319 19.3 16.5 34.8
2013 272 18.2 14.9 38.6
2014 283 16.6 17.0 35
2015 272 19.0 14.3 35.3
2016 280 18.0 15.5 53.6
2017 273 17.8 15.3 49.5
2018 312 16.8 18.4 54.2
2019 314 18.1 17.3 54.8
2020 311 21.5 14.4 48.9
2021 293 20.2 14.4 37.5
2022 312 18.7 16.6 29.5
2023 304 20.5 14.7 100

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 South Mountain Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 202 10.5 19.2 n/a
1996 202 10.5 19.2 n/a
1997 255 12.5 20.4 n/a
1998 247 14.7 16.8 n/a
1999 251 17.2 14.6 26.3
2000 360 22.0 16.4 25
2001 366 23.2 15.8 28.7
2002 334 24.1 13.9 30.8
2003 334 24.1 13.9 30.8
2004 307 20.2 15.2 25.7
2005 322 22.0 14.6 24.5
2006 341 23.9 14.3 24
2007 323 20.0 16.2 30.7
2008 332 21.6 15.4 31.9
2009 325 22.2 14.6 29.8
2010 318 20.5 15.5 31.4
2011 324 18.9 17.0 38.9
2012 319 19.3 16.5 34.8
2013 272 18.2 14.9 38.6
2014 283 16.6 17.0 35
2015 272 19.0 14.3 35.3
2016 280 18.0 15.5 53.6
2017 273 17.8 15.3 49.5
2018 312 16.8 18.4 54.2
2019 314 18.1 17.3 54.8
2020 311 21.5 14.4 48.9
2021 293 20.2 14.4 37.5
2022 312 18.7 16.6 29.5
2023 304 20.5 14.7 100

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 South Mountain Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,642

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

Impact of COVID-19 on South Mountain Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 74th of 396 Elementary schoolsRanks 25th of 433 Elementary schools
 12.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Language Arts (South Mountain Elementary)5557.9
 2.9%
   3rd Grade Language Arts (Moriarty-Edgewood School District)3739.5
 2.5%
   3rd Grade Language Arts (New Mexico)3031.8
 1.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (South Mountain Elementary)4240.4
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Moriarty-Edgewood School District)3127.3
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Mexico)3222.5
 9.5%
4th Grade Language Arts (South Mountain Elementary)4753.7
 6.7%
   4th Grade Language Arts (Moriarty-Edgewood School District)3637.7
 1.7%
   4th Grade Language Arts (New Mexico)3035.2
 5.2%
4th Grade Mathematics (South Mountain Elementary)2646.3
 20.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Moriarty-Edgewood School District)2924.6
 4.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Mexico)2724.5
 2.5%
5th Grade Language Arts (South Mountain Elementary)6261.9
 0.1%
   5th Grade Language Arts (Moriarty-Edgewood School District)4541
 4%
   5th Grade Language Arts (New Mexico)3335.7
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (South Mountain Elementary)2857.1
 29.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Moriarty-Edgewood School District)2431.7
 7.7%
   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 Students314304
 3.2%
African American30
 100%
American Indian11
Asian11
Hispanic108136
 25.9%
Pacific Islander00
White192151
 21.4%
Two or More Races915
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54.8%100%
 45.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about South Mountain Elementary

Yes. South Mountain Elementary ranks in the top 5.8% of New Mexico elementary schools.

Students who attend South Mountain Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Edgewood Middle
High : Moriarty High

In the 2022-23 school year, 304 students attended South Mountain Elementary.

Students at South Mountain Elementary are 50% White, 45% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.


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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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