Gavilan Canyon School is located in Ruidoso, NM and is one of 6 schools in Ruidoso Municipal Schools School District. It is a alt. school that serves 23 students in grades 6-11.
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Gavilan Canyon School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2006, Gavilan Canyon School had 52% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. New Mexico had 67% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Ruidoso Municipal Schools spends $9,823 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 58% on instruction, 37% on support services, 4% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Ruidoso Municipal Schools District
In 2006, Gavilan Canyon School had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Mexico average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.