LAPS ranked best school district in state

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This afternoon, Los Alamos Public Schools announced it had been named the top public school district in New Mexico by the U.S. Department of Education.

Ratings, on a scale of 1-100, were taken from the Education department's Smart Ratings System. Los Alamos scored a 94 on the scale.

According to the announcement, ratings wre based on math and reading proficiency, state assessment tests and other factors, such as student-teacher ratio.

Los Alamos was ranked 14th among the top school districts in the nation with its score.