New Mexico

All data presented here are drawn from the most recently available years of the U.S. Department of Education's EDFacts Initiative unless otherwise noted. Click here to learn more about the EDFacts Initiative.


Dana Malone

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education State Coordinator

New Mexico Public Education Department

Coordinated School Health and Wellness Bureau

120 South Federal Place, Room 206

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 827-1464

Fax: (505) 827-1826


Website: New Mexico Department of Education EHCY Program

Valerie Todacheene

Division of Performance & Accountability

1011 Indian School Rd. NW

Suite 332

Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: (505) 563-5269

Fax: (505) 563-5281



Total number of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in this state:

Number of LEAs receiving McKinney‐Vento subgrants:

Total students enrolled in LEAs:

Percentage of enrolled students who are homeless:

Percentage of all people in the state who are below the poverty level 1 :

Percentage of people under 18 years old in the state who are below the poverty level 1 :




3.0 %



Number of Homeless Children/Youth Enrolled in Public School by Year

Note: Includes all enrolled homeless children and youth in grades PK through 12; ungraded students are excluded.

Subgroups of Homeless Children/Youth

Number of homeless children/youth enrolled in public schools who are:

Subgroup TypeSY 2014-2015SY 2015-2016SY 2016-2017
Migratory children/youth693932
Unaccompanied homeless youth1,1541,0981,543
Children with disabilities (IDEA)2,1452,1572,464
Limited English Proficient (LEP) students2,3812,2512,558

Note: These subgroups are not mutually exclusive. It is possible for homeless students to be counted in more than one subgroup.

1 Source: US Census Bureau, Current Population
Survey, 2015 Annual Social and Economic Supplement

Percentage of homeless children/youth enrolled in public schools by type of primary nighttime residence

Shelters, transitional housing,awaiting foster care

Doubled‐up (e.g., living with another family)

Unsheltered (e.g., cars, parks,campgrounds, temporary trailer, or abandoned building)


Additional State Data Notes:

Primary nighttime residence was not reported for all students. (SYs 14-15, 15-16, and 16-17)

Summary Sheets and Additional Data:

  • Download data from Section 1.9 of the Consolidated State Performance Reports for the state using the drop‐down box.

    Note: Before SY2010‐2011, reading and mathematics assessment data were only collected for students served in LEAs with McKinney‐Vento subgrants. As of SY2010‐2011, these data are now collected for all students enrolled in all LEAs. Enrollment figures prior to SY 2010‐2011 are not comparable to those after and including SY 2010‐2011.
    Note: Figures in these Summary Sheets are based on LEA‐reported data and contain duplicates. These figures may not match the figures presented here.

  • Download a .PDF report of the data presented on this page.
  • Download a spreadsheet of McKinney‐Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Actual State Funding Allocations by year for all states.
  • Click here to go to the U.S. Department of Education's webpage for State Tables of agency program fund allocations.