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About This School

Barranca Mesa Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Alamos. 409 students attend Barranca Mesa Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Barranca Mesa Elementary School is 12:1. Canyoncito Montessori School & Child Care Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 67% 73%
Hispanic 22% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school dynamic principal.My child was very happy

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best school in Los Alamos. Many people buy a house just so that their children can attend Barranca. Academically it is top notch. The teachers are excellent. It is not overcrowded like Mountain School and doesn't suffer from children leaving and coming throughout the year (due to drawing students from apartments and rentals) like Aspen. The library is wondeful. The children also attend music art and PE classes each week. The school has a terrific computer lab as well. This school's main drawback is lack of parental involvement. The PTO constantly needs help but the same parents always 'step up.'

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