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Posted: April 24, 2019

APS Named State's Top School District by is a free online directory and portal for accessing public records and running background checks. released a ranking of the top school districts in the United States on a per-state basis for 2019. By analyzing key metrics and data from over 10,000 schools, Background Checks aims to recognize those that have excelled in creating top-notch learning environments for current and prospective students.

New Mexico's leading school district is Albuquerque Public Schools.


"New Mexico is a popular tourist destination for those seeking the truth about extraterrestrial life. It’s also home to several out-of-this-world school districts that are teaching students to reach for the stars and achieve their dreams.

At the top of the list is Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico’s largest city. This large school district performs above the state average in standardized testing at all grade levels. This district is also home to both the girl’s and boy’s state basketball championship teams."

New Mexico school district rankings

In a news release, Background Checks wrote: "High-performing school districts are coveted across the country, with families often relocating so that their children have access to the best public education available. This jockeying for spots occurs every year; thus, through these rankings, Background Checks hopes to bring forward other favorable school districts that may otherwise go unnoticed.

The rankings were determined by assessing crucial scholastic and financial metrics, including the student-to-teacher ratio, standardized test scores, teacher quality, graduation rate, and school funding for over 10,000 schools in the U.S. Information was gathered from the databases at the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Department of Education."

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