ERIC Number: ED224628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
New Mexico School District Profile, 1979-80 School Year.
Cavatta, Jerry C., Comp.
Representing a broad cross section of data bearing on the operation and performance of public schools in New Mexico during the school year 1979-80, the document presents data on school district characteristics, teacher characteristics, pupil characteristics, school finance, high school graduates, American College Testing (ACT) results, and results of standardized testing programs for each school district. An overview of district characteristics is presented in section 1 which includes: the 40-Day Average Daily Membership (ADM) in school districts ranged from 62 to 78,532 students; 46 districts offered bilingual education programs; statewide average in special education was 3.3%; pupil-teacher ratio ranged from a low of 8.1 to a high of 21.0%; average years of teacher experience was 10.5 years; Anglos constituted 73%, Hispanics 24%, and Native Americans 1% of the teacher population. Student characteristics included Anglo students comprised 47%, Hispanics 41% and Native Americans 8%; high school drop-out rate was 9.2%; expenditures per pupil averaged $1,556; 18,334 students graduated; and 47% planned to continue their education beyond high school. Section 2 consists of tables and section 3 contains graphic presentations of data by school district with statewide values displayed. (ERB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Evaluation, Assessment, and Testing Unit.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico