Average Teacher Salary in Las Cruces Public Schools

The average teacher salary in Las Cruces Public Schools is $50,342.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $34,896 $17,428 $26,438 $29,630 $36,780 $64,008
Kindergarten $46,580 $32,370 $39,830 $47,160 $54,450 $60,910
Elementary $61,115 $45,887 $49,999 $57,151 $72,428 $83,838
Middle school $47,380 $31,940 $38,050 $45,680 $53,980 $67,160
High school $61,742 $41,956 $49,885 $61,175 $73,510 $83,205

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General Facts

  • Staff: 3,392
  • Full time teachers: 1,687
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 14 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 513
  • Instructional Coordinators: 2
  • Elementary Teachers: 849
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 105
  • Pre-K Teachers: 31
  • High School Teachers: 332
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 23,662

Financial Statistics for Las Cruces Public Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $30,001,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $159,603,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $30,385,000
  • Total revenue: $219,989,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $118,764,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $120,939,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $38,812,000
  • Expenditures per student: $15,000
  • Total expenditures: $208,935,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $44,673,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $17,378,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $1,676,000

Information on Schools within Las Cruces Public Schools

Elementary Schools within the Las Cruces Public Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Alameda Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-880-3744
  • Total: 318
  • Kindergarten: 89
  • 1st grade: 71
  • 2nd grade: 83
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 76
  • 5th grade: 57
15 to 1 21 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Booker T. Washington
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 324
  • Pre-k: 36
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 35
  • 3rd grade: 33
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 47
12 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Central Elementary
207 High St
Lordsburg, NM 88045
505-542-9361
  • Total: 92
  • Pre-k: 12
  • Kindergarten: 30
  • 1st grade: 36
  • 2nd grade: 33
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 37
17 to 1 6 5th Grade 6th Grade
Cesar Chavez Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 588
  • Kindergarten: 102
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 93
  • 3rd grade: 101
  • 4th grade: 94
  • 5th grade: 74
13 to 1 45 Prekindergarten 2nd Grade
Columbia Elementary
4555 Elks Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88005
505-527-5800
  • Total: 480
  • Pre-k: 50
  • Kindergarten: 73
  • 1st grade: 65
  • 2nd grade: 84
  • 3rd grade: 70
  • 4th grade: 72
  • 5th grade: 66
13 to 1 36 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Conlee Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 533
  • Pre-k: 41
  • Kindergarten: 98
  • 1st grade: 89
  • 2nd grade: 83
  • 3rd grade: 74
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 77
13 to 1 41 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Desert Hills Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 673
  • Pre-k: 14
  • Kindergarten: 95
  • 1st grade: 93
  • 2nd grade: 124
  • 3rd grade: 123
  • 4th grade: 117
  • 5th grade: 107
17 to 1 40 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Dona Ana Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 401
  • Pre-k: 38
  • Kindergarten: 63
  • 1st grade: 61
  • 2nd grade: 54
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 49
12 to 1 34 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
East Picacho Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 521
  • Pre-k: 9
  • Kindergarten: 81
  • 1st grade: 85
  • 2nd grade: 89
  • 3rd grade: 84
  • 4th grade: 83
  • 5th grade: 90
16 to 1 33 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Fairacres Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 334
  • Kindergarten: 53
  • 1st grade: 53
  • 2nd grade: 53
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 52
  • 5th grade: 59
15 to 1 23 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Hermosa Hgts Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 477
  • Pre-k: 47
  • Kindergarten: 78
  • 1st grade: 69
  • 2nd grade: 71
  • 3rd grade: 68
  • 4th grade: 65
  • 5th grade: 79
14 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Highland Elementary
100 East Placeains
Clovis, NM 88101
505-527-5800
  • Total: 772
  • Pre-k: 16
  • Kindergarten: 130
  • 1st grade: 139
  • 2nd grade: 126
  • 3rd grade: 108
  • 4th grade: 120
  • 5th grade: 133
18 to 1 44 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Hillrise Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 503
  • Pre-k: 6
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 78
  • 2nd grade: 82
  • 3rd grade: 84
  • 4th grade: 92
  • 5th grade: 82
16 to 1 31 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Jornada Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 550
  • Pre-k: 14
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 88
  • 2nd grade: 94
  • 3rd grade: 90
  • 4th grade: 95
  • 5th grade: 90
15 to 1 36 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Loma Heights Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 443
  • Pre-k: 52
  • Kindergarten: 82
  • 1st grade: 72
  • 2nd grade: 54
  • 3rd grade: 66
  • 4th grade: 65
  • 5th grade: 52
13 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mac Arthur Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 430
  • Pre-k: 38
  • Kindergarten: 70
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 81
  • 3rd grade: 47
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 63
14 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mesilla Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 329
  • Pre-k: 21
  • Kindergarten: 48
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 48
  • 3rd grade: 57
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 55
13 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mesilla Park Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 504
  • Pre-k: 2
  • Kindergarten: 87
  • 1st grade: 93
  • 2nd grade: 93
  • 3rd grade: 82
  • 4th grade: 76
  • 5th grade: 71
14 to 1 37 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Sonoma Elementary
4201 Northrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88011
505-527-5800
  • Total: 596
  • Pre-k: 44
  • Kindergarten: 87
  • 1st grade: 88
  • 2nd grade: 105
  • 3rd grade: 89
  • 4th grade: 98
  • 5th grade: 85
17 to 1 36 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Sunrise Elementary
1000 County Line Rd
Anthony, NM 88081
505-882-6203
  • Total: 522
  • Pre-k: 15
  • Kindergarten: 67
  • 1st grade: 86
  • 2nd grade: 66
  • 3rd grade: 74
  • 4th grade: 73
  • 5th grade: 72
  • 6th grade: 69
15 to 1 35 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Tombaugh Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 660
  • Pre-k: 12
  • Kindergarten: 97
  • 1st grade: 121
  • 2nd grade: 107
  • 3rd grade: 95
  • 4th grade: 110
  • 5th grade: 118
15 to 1 44 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
University Hills Ele
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 426
  • Pre-k: 24
  • Kindergarten: 82
  • 1st grade: 80
  • 2nd grade: 70
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 45
13 to 1 32 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Valley View Elementary
1400 South Washington
Roswell, NM 88201
505-527-5800
  • Total: 511
  • Kindergarten: 81
  • 1st grade: 65
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 62
  • 5th grade: 67
14 to 1 36 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
White Sands Elementary
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 243
  • Pre-k: 7
  • Kindergarten: 44
  • 1st grade: 39
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 38
  • 4th grade: 29
  • 5th grade: 36
14 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Las Cruces Public Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Camino Real Middle
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88011
505-527-5800
  • Total: 1,096
  • 6th grade: 360
  • 7th grade: 353
  • 8th grade: 383
17 to 1 64 6th Grade 8th Grade
La Academia Dolores
1480 North Main
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 119
  • 6th grade: 41
  • 7th grade: 40
  • 8th grade: 38
11 to 1 11 6th Grade 8th Grade
Lynn Middle
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 764
  • 6th grade: 239
  • 7th grade: 263
  • 8th grade: 262
14 to 1 54 6th Grade 8th Grade
Picacho Middle
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 764
  • 6th grade: 265
  • 7th grade: 261
  • 8th grade: 238
15 to 1 51 6th Grade 8th Grade
Sierra Middle
615 South Sycamore Ave
Roswell, NM 88201
505-627-2511
  • Total: 585
  • 6th grade: 214
  • 7th grade: 185
  • 8th grade: 186
16 to 1 37 6th Grade 8th Grade
Vista Middle
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 853
  • 6th grade: 312
  • 7th grade: 271
  • 8th grade: 270
16 to 1 53 6th Grade 8th Grade
White Sands Middle
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 115
  • 6th grade: 46
  • 7th grade: 41
  • 8th grade: 28
16 to 1 7 6th Grade 8th Grade
Zia Middle
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 882
  • 6th grade: 278
  • 7th grade: 312
  • 8th grade: 292
15 to 1 58 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Las Cruces Public Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Alma D'arte Charter
402 West Couroute
Las Cruces, NM 88006
505-527-5800
  • Total: 158
  • 9th grade: 35
  • 10th grade: 45
  • 11th grade: 39
  • 12th grade: 39
11 to 1 15 9th Grade 12th Grade
Las Cruces High
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 2,366
  • 9th grade: 798
  • 10th grade: 624
  • 11th grade: 510
  • 12th grade: 434
17 to 1 142 9th Grade 12th Grade
Las Montanas Charter

Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 189
  • 9th grade: 98
  • 10th grade: 71
  • 11th grade: 20
16 to 1 12 9th Grade 11th Grade
Mayfield High
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 2,345
  • 9th grade: 801
  • 10th grade: 594
  • 11th grade: 517
  • 12th grade: 433
18 to 1 130 9th Grade 12th Grade
Onate High
505 South Mainsuite 249
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-527-5800
  • Total: 2,039
  • 9th grade: 579
  • 10th grade: 576
  • 11th grade: 450
  • 12th grade: 434
19 to 1 110 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Las Cruces Public Schools (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
San Andres Learning
Us Hwy 28
Mesilla, NM 88046
505-527-5800
  • Total: 157
  • 9th grade: 33
  • 10th grade: 47
  • 11th grade: 45
  • 12th grade: 32
7 to 1 23 6th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $16,083
  • Median family income: $38,363
  • Median male income: $19,218
  • Median female income: $11,955
  • Median income of a renter: $18,359
  • Median income of a home owner: $40,974
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    9,375 6,250 6,245 5,955 2,295