School Details

Deming High School

1100 South Nickel, Deming, NM 88030
(505) 546-8841

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1522 students 17 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA)

In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math, science and social studies. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Deming Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Deming High School is a public high school in Columbus. 1,522 students attend Deming High School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 100% of the 1,522 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Deming High School is 17:1. Deming Cesar Chavez is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 82%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 17%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 99%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I was surprised to see such a low rating for our school. However now that I read the dates I can see why. They are very old. We have made many changes in staff focus and programing. Deming High School is an outstanding school with dedicated students and teachers!

  • (6 years ago)

    In my opinion deming high school is a great school. There are alot of great studens and teachers that are willing to help and learn. I love my school go wildcats!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Deming High School is run down and needs to be condemed. There is a proposed new school that was voted down by the retiremnet community. Hopefully there will be a revote but don't hold your breath.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a student of Deming High School I would have to say it is the worst school in the state of New Mexico.This school has no teacher leadership and horrible disapline.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am amazingly disappointed with the performance of Deming schools so much so I am looking to move to a new district. My eldest son graduated functionally illiterate without any indication from the school there was a problem. We have become very active in tracking our other two kids as a result of that and found teachers losing assignments regularly office records inconsistent and out of date as well as no sense of accountability.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a student that attends Deming High School I would have to say that it is an ok school. Sometimes the teachers just don't seem to care if the students learn. If they learn they learn if they don't they don't. But not everyone is like that. As of Extracurricular activities they are great. We have very good sports teams. Parent involvement is very rare to see in Deming even in elementaries.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a parent involved in this schoolI have worked with all school personnel and have found that they are very caring and are their for our children. I refer to one teacher that is on the top of the school list their band director Mr. Chavez. Mr. Chavez is hard on his students but brings out the best in each student .He is the first one to be their for his students and his students are their for him. It is something to see kids letting their feelings show when they get ready to leave school for good. I saw that only a good teacher or friend or educator can bring this out on student 18 or 19 years old. as a parent that is involved in all the school s in our district I am pround to have my children attend Deming Public schools.

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