Las Cruces Public Schools sees improvement on A-F school grades
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez released letter grades for 839 schools Thursday afternoon.
More than 70 percent of schools statewide either maintained or improved on last year's grades with a similar pattern for Las Cruces Public Schools.
"We're not happy that all of our schools are not A's and B's yet and our job is to continue moving in that direction," said LCPS Superintendent Stan Rounds.
This past school year only six schools received D's and only Jornada elementary received an "F" resulting in only 17 percent of schools in the district receiving the lowest grades possible.
From the first set of grades in 2011, LCPS has also managed to increase the number of "A" "B" and "C" schools by 35 percent.
"We have 3800 folks working for us and everybody has a stake in this game," Rounds said.
Six schools dropped in letter grades with Jornada Elementary going from a "C" to an "F".
Rounds said the district plans on analyzing the numbers more closely in the coming weeks to figure out why some schools saw those drops.
The grades have been made available online with detailed analysis of each individual school.