NM PreK enrollment by race and ethnicity in New Mexico

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Definitions: Number and percentage of children enrolled in the NM PreK program by race or ethnicity and by school year (SY).  For example, in SY 2017-2018, nearly 56% of the children enrolled were Hispanic.

New Mexico PreK is a voluntary program administered jointly by the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) and the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD).

Data Source: NM PreK Program Annual Reports, published each school year by the NMPED and CYFD;


Footnotes: Middle Eastern ethnicity data are not available (NA) prior to SY 2015-2016. The race and ethnicity designations are those used in reports by the PED and CYFD and do not necessarily coincide with those used by the U.S. Census.
In SY2017-2018 approximately 8.1% of PED and CYFD participants declined to identify their ethnicity or identified with "other" category or a category not listed.

Updated June 2019.