Growing opportunity so that all New Mexico students can reach their potential.

We invest in talented New Mexico educators who launch, grow and reimagine transformational schools that put the needs of children and families first.

Our Purpose

Excellent Schools New Mexico is a nonprofit organization devoted to ensuring that all New Mexico children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and lead healthy, meaningful lives.

We make high-impact grants to our state’s best schools and educators so that more New Mexico children can receive a quality public school education.

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Our Investments

We strongly prioritize supporting local, entrepreneurial school leaders who have demonstrated track records of raising student achievement, especially for our state’s most at-risk students.

We support these leaders by providing short-term, catalytic grants to help bring their ideas to fruition. We do not believe that our role is to generate – or dictate – ideas, but instead to support innovation by exceptional individuals who have spent their entire careers working for kids.

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Our Approach

New Mexicans care deeply about their public schools, and for years, many organizations and individuals have worked tirelessly to improve our public education system. But our approach is different than current and past efforts.

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Our Impact

The schools that we support reflect the student demographics of our state and will serve thousands of New Mexico students and families at-scale.

83% of our partner schools have been deemed "Spotlight Schools" by the New Mexico Public Education Department, ranking among the Top 25% of all New Mexico public schools in Overall Academic Performance

80% of our our partner schools rank in the Top 10% of all New Mexico public schools in Family & Student Satisfaction survey results

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Help us ensure that all New Mexico children can access a world-class public school education

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