More than a third of New Mexico schools graded A or B

POSTED: 03:15 PM MDT Jul 11, 2013    UPDATED: 09:20 PM MST Jan 15, 2014 
Gov. Susana Martinez, (R) New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. -

State officials say about 70 percent of New Mexico's public schools improved or maintained their letter grade this year, and that more than a third of schools received an A or B.

Gov. Susana Martinez and Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera released the grades Thursday for 839 elementary, middle and high schools.

The grades depend heavily on student performance on tests but also reflect other factors, such as graduation rates for high schools.

Statewide, 82 schools earned an A, up from 40 last year. There were 224 B schools, compared with 203 last year. Schools with a C dropped to 230 from 274 last year. The number of D schools declined to 218 from 250 last year, and schools getting an F increased to 85 from 64 last year.

Read below for Las Cruces Public Schools grades

School Name School Grade
ALAMEDA ELEMENTARY C
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON D
CAMINO REAL MIDDLE C
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL B
CENTRAL ELEMENTARY C
CESAR CHAVEZ ELEMENTARY C
COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY D
CONLEE ELEMENTARY C
DESERT HILLS ELEMENTARY B
DONA ANA ELEMENTARY B
EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL A
EAST PICACHO ELEMENTARY D
FAIRACRES ELEMENTARY C
HERMOSA HGTS ELEMENTARY C
HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY B
HILLRISE ELEMENTARY C
JORNADA ELEMENTARY F
LA ACADEMIA DOLORES B
LAS CRUCES HIGH B
LAS MONTANAS CHARTER C
LOMA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY D
LYNN MIDDLE B
MAC ARTHUR ELEMENTARY D
MAYFIELD HIGH B
MESA MIDDLE C
MESILLA ELEMENTARY C
MESILLA PARK ELEMENTARY C
MESILLA VALLEY ALTERNATIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL ?
MONTE VISTA ELEMENTARY C
ONATE HIGH B
PICACHO MIDDLE C
SAN ANDRES HIGH SCHOOL C
SIERRA MIDDLE B
SONOMA ELEMENTARY D
SUNRISE ELEMENTARY B
TOMBAUGH ELEMENTARY C
UNIVERSITY HILLS ELEMENTARY C
VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY C
VISTA MIDDLE C
WHITE SANDS ELEMENTARY B
WHITE SANDS MIDDLE A
ZIA MIDDLE C