Like most High Schools everywhere, there is a mixed situation, with good kids and troubled kids living side by side. My 17 year old daughter goes to the Arts High School in town. I asked her what her comments would be about this topic and she said what many of my RE/MAX colleagues with High School kids said, that: "Gangs are not a problem in Las Cruces unless you go looking for them. Like most groups, they are in their own little world."
You might also be interested to know that in 2007, Las Cruces was rated the safest mid-sized citie in the USA by Farmers Insurance Co. Here is the reference for you to see for yourself.
and the City's posting of it at: http://www.las-cruces.org/news/news_item.asp?NewsID=1093
When I think of Onate High School, I think of their wonderful band and music programs. .... And the great mountain views they have from their campus......And the McDonalds restaurant that is walking distance to school.......And all the new homes that are now being built nearby. Some of the best new home values are found in the Onate High School area. Kathe
RE/MAX Classic Realty
Las Cruces, NM 88011