School Details

White Sands Middle School

1 Viking St Wsmr, White Sands, NM 88002
(505) 527-5800
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 115 students 16 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

53%
37%
40%
64%
49%
47%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Las Cruces Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
41%
41%
63%
53%
50%
48%
45%
42%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Las Cruces Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
40%
42%
72%
63%
60%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Las Cruces Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

White Sands Middle School is a public middle school in Las Cruces. 115 students attend White Sands Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 28% of the 115 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at White Sands Middle School is 16:1. La Academia Dolores is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 46% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 35% 74%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 3%
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    um. i guess this school is nice. im attending it right now!

  • (7 years ago)

    White Sands Middle School is such a blessing. The teachers are amazing and the staff is very supportive. We had a choice between las cruces and El Paso---White Sands was better than any of those choices! I am just sad they don't offer high school.

  • (8 years ago)

    White Sands Middle School was the best one i have ever attended. The academics were great as well as physical education. My overall experience was great also. -Kelsae Karnes-Adame

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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