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Mayfield High School (MHS) is one of four traditional public high schools in Las Cruces, New Mexico. As of 2009–10, the school has over 2,300 students and 130 teachers, and covers grades 9–12. The school is a part of the Las Cruces Public Schools district.

Mayfield High School
1955 North Valley Dr.


Coordinates32°19′30″N 106°48′15″W / 32.3248921°N 106.8042541°W / 32.3248921; -106.8042541Coordinates: 32°19′30″N 106°48′15″W / 32.3248921°N 106.8042541°W / 32.3248921; -106.8042541
School typePublic, high school
School districtLas Cruces Public Schools
PrincipalEric Fraass
Enrollment1,535[1] (2016-17)
Color(s)Green, Gold         
Athletics conferenceNMAA, 6A Dist. 3
RivalsLas Cruces High School, Onate High School


MHS was opened in 1965 after Las Cruces High School became overcrowded. It became the second high school in Las Cruces. The school was named for former Las Cruces Public Schools superintendent Thomas J. Mayfield.

The school colors were chosen in 1967 as green and gold, the Green Bay Packers' colors, who were the National Football League champions in that year. The mascot Trojan was chosen the same year, largely because the University of Southern California Trojans won the NCAA football Championship.[citation needed]

School gradeEdit

The NMPED (New Mexico Public Education department) replaced the "No child left behind act" and AYP testing with a new school grading formula, which took effect for the 2010-11 school years. The grade is calculated usung many forms of testing, and includes graduation rates.[2]

School Year Grade from NMPED
2010–11 A


Ethnicity This School State Average
White (not hispanic) 58% 29%
Hispanic (of any race) 40% 56%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 11%
African American <1% 3%
Pacific Islander 1% 1%


The Mayfield-Las Cruces high school football rivalry was voted the 9th best in the nation by in 2008, and was ranked the 2nd biggest rivalry by USA today in 2013.[3] The movie "Cruces Divided" was filmed based on this rivalry.


MHS competes in the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), as a class 6A school in District 3. In 2014, NMAA realigned the state's schools in to six classifications and adjusted district boundaries.[4] In addition to Mayfield High School, the schools in District 3-6A include: Oñate High School, Las Cruces High School, Gadsden High School and Deming High School.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "MAYFIELD HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  2. ^ School Grading Archived January 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
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