Dr. Kurt Steinhaus and kids at Mountain Elementary

Greetings from the Superintendent’s Desk!

I am pleased to report encouraging news about four-year graduation rates in Los Alamos.  Recently released data show that the districtwide rate for LAPS is 93.3%, up from 91.4% in last year’s report. The statewide rate is 76.9% and the national average is 85%.

I am so very proud of staff in the Los Alamos Schools who have kept their “eye on the prize” – high school graduation.  This achievement is a true testament to the hard work of LAPS students, teachers, staff, parents and the whole community.  It really is a community-wide achievement.   We recognize that numbers are not the only thing.  Student and staff well-being along with helping our students discover and develop their unique strengths and move towards a future filled with opportunity are also very important.

Click here to see the statewide report listing all school districts. New Mexico implemented its first 4-year cohort graduation rate in 2008.  A cohort is named according to students’ expected fourth year of high school.  More information can be found in the New Mexico Graduation Technical Manual and the Graduation Cohort FAQs.

Dr. Steinhaus