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5700 Mesa Grande Dr

Las Cruces, NM 88011

(575) 527-9430

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,601

Students Per Teacher: 32

Parent Reviews

22 Parent Reviews for Onate High School

Onate has a dramatic clash of great students on their way to excellence in life, and gangster looking kids up to no good. There is almost no in-between - sort of like a normal high school. Join the band and sign up for honors classes, and you will have the best experience of your life. If your kid absolutely ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/08/14

I attend Onate High School during my freshmen year in 2010-2011. Giving my honest rating for this school, I did not had a happy experience in this school. First, I have to say if your very sensitive about what people think about you, you may struggle in this school because the students are the main downfall ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/30/12

My son is a Freshman at Onate and we love it here! He has chosen the medical pathway and we are very excited about him graduating with his CNA and EMT certifications. I have gone to several pep rallies and also sold merchandise for the football team in the hallways. Every time I go the atmosphere is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/27/12

I have to agree that this school is horrible. I had all three of my children graduate from there and had no other choice due to the fact that we live in White Sands Missile Range as well. They have talked bad about how us military parents are and how we over react. I know this because i was there and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/21/12

My kid has been at Onate for 2 years. We are military. The military kid is right...they don't respect the teachers at all in this school. Even the Honors kids are rude to the teachers. And yes, they are rude about Soldiers as well. They have kids who don't speak english in class, and they get a translator ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/16/10

I am a freshman at this school. Some kids are indeed disrespectful, some teachers we can do without and yes, our test scores are down because at the end of the day with all the knowledge we have people who just do not try. Go figure, it seems like a regular high school. The rude kids, well most of ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/03/10

I am a freshman at this school. I am a military child. Onate is HORRIBLE. Don't get me wrong, the teachers and staff are very respectful and such but the students have very poor attitudes. They dont care about there grades much and they are very dis respectful. Some dont even stand up for the pledge ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/21/10

This is my third high school and it is the worst one. More than half the kids are below average in all subjects. the student are at fault to a point but most of the blame lies on the teacher and their teaching skills don't get me wrong most of the teachers are good, but there are a few teacher that the ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/07/09

This school is one of the greatest I love it! I ve been there 3 years I m on my last now, I wouldn t change anything about it. There are wonderful, friendly teachers & administrators around every corner ready and willing to answer any questions you may have. The student s are friendly as well all grades ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/21/09

My daughter is a sophomore at Onate High School. She loves her school. She is in Honors classes and I feel she will be well prepared for college. Onate has alot of kids in the Honors Programs.

Posted by a parent on 02/10/09

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Test scores for Onate High School

NMHSSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Onate High School
Las Cruces Public Schools
New Mexico
* In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math, science and social studies. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Las Cruces schools — Onate High School is located at 5700 Mesa Grande Dr, Las Cruces NM 88011. 5700 Mesa Grande Dr is in the 88011 ZIP code in Las Cruces, NM The school district for Onate High School is the Las Cruces Public Schools. Onate High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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