Infographic: The Need for KRQE Cares

77% percent of New Mexican children are not proficient in reading by the 4th grade. Children who are not reading at grade level by 4th grade are more likely to drop out of school.

Source: Kids Count in New Mexico 2016 Data Book

1 out of 5 New Mexico children live in households there is an uncertainty of having enough food for all household members.

Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Food Security Supplement

NM is a dismal 49th in child well-being. Poverty is one key indicator that predicts poor outcomes in school and in life.

Source: Early Childhood Accountability Partnership

30% of children in NM are at or below poverty level.

Source: National Kids Count Data

Half of Albuquerque Public Schools are identified as high poverty Title 1 schools. (

Source: Albuquerque Public Schools Title 1

APS has over 84,000 kids enrolled this year; it is the largest school district in the state.

Source: Albuquerque Public Schools Title 1

2/3 of APS students qualify for the federal lunch program.

Source: Albuquerque Public Schools Title 1

Over 4,000 students in the APS district alone are considered homeless. (APS Title 1 Homeless Project)

Source: Albuquerque Public Schools Title 1

Only 30% of third graders in central NM meet or exceed expectations in literacy.

Source: NMPARCC

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