ERIC Number: ED291541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Las Cruces Public Schools: A View of Our Schools, 1986-87 School Year.
Cavatta, Jerry C.
Las Cruces Public Schools (Dona Ana County, New Mexico) is the second largest school district in New Mexico serving 6% of the state's public school students. Enrollment, declining in the late 1970s to a 1980-81 low of 15,349 students, has increased steadily through the 1986-87 school year, when 17,207 students were enrolled, primarily in grades K-5. The district includes 17 elementary schools, 4 junior high schools, 1 combined elementary-junior high school, 2 high schools, an alternative high school, and a night high school. Increased enrollments and educational requirements have led to an aggressive expansion and modernization effort funded through voter support for bond issues and tax levies. School population reflects a blend of ethnic/cultural backgrounds--45% Anglo, 52% Hispanic, and 3% Native American. Demographic samples show that the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills for 1983-84 through the 1986-87 school years given to 3rd, 5th, and 8th graders have been at or above the national average performance. Information on the proportions of teaching staff to administrative and support staff, pupil/teacher ratios, training and experience level of staff members, and percentage of students requiring special education and bilingual services is provided. The of teaching staff to administrative and support staff, pupil/teacher ratios, training and experience level of staff members, and percentage of students requiring special education and bilingual services is provided. The New Mexico High School Proficiency Exam is outlined. Scholarship and award winners are listed. (JMM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Status Comparison, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnicity, Hispanic Americans, Public Schools, School Demography, School Districts, School Personnel, School Policy, Special Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Student Ratio, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Las Cruces School District, NM.