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About This School

Mesilla Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in Las Cruces. 563 children attend Mesilla Park Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 87% of the 563 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mesilla Park Elementary School is 14:1. Mesilla Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 75% 71%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 0.9%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 15% 24%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 53%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school. All the people that work in this school are very caring and professional. Thanks MPES for your work love and care to our children who are our tresures.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school since day one has been a pain in my rear. Not so much the teachers but the Principal is the worst. She only cares about her numbers and doesn't care so much about the education that the children are getting. If you have a problem you will not get it fixed with her. Every time I have a problem end up at the superintendents office. The counselor is also a really difficult person to deal with as well. If you feel that your kids are not doing well within the first month get them out. Your problems will not get solved with the principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a very good school. The principal and teachers are very caring and are certified. Most of the parents support the school and have positive things to say about it. Even though many of the students come from disadvantaged backgrounds there are no gangs. The school's test scores are consistently increasing each year. Of course like other schools there are a few parents who are always negative about everything.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a miserable excuse for a school. While the teachers are competent and caring the student body makes this school a dangerous one. It's my opinion the principal is incompetent. My daughter was harmed 3 times in one week culminating in a student putting her hands around my child's neck. The district safety officer could not guarantee my daughter would not be injured and it took speaking to the superintendent to get a written action plan and a guarantee for my child's safety.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has been rated low performing for several years now and it is Title One. There are gang problems even in first grade. The teacher my child had cared nothing about his privacy publicly told each child his/her grade during class refused requests for conferences and allowed young children to walk home from school unaccompanied. I urge parents assigned to this school to reconsider. The district will allow your child to attend a better school if only you request it and there is room. Hillrise University Hills and Mesilla are all much better schools without these problems. It will take us years to undo the damage done in a short six months.

  • (8 years ago)

    Mesilla Park Elementary School has been a family tradition for over 40 years. My grandfather attended at a different location and now my son attends. Mesilla Park is a good school for one because it is in the country I feel safe having my son walk to and from school. The people in the community are freindly and the teachers all seem very devoted to thier students. I was recently sent home a letter letting me know the school wasnt doing so well academically and that I could chose to send my child to another school nearby I decided against this because based on everything I have seen and heard both from my son and his teachers he is doing great.

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