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Alamogordo High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted January 14, 2005

The music program at the High School boosted my attitude on acamedics. Since I have been in Orchestra, my grades have improved some. But the school officials seem like they dont support any of the music programs at the High School at times.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 6, 2004

I have a junior daughter and overall she enjoys this school. SHe is involved with the Tiger Band. However, the board does not seem to interest in the music program. I know as a parent, the marching band had little money because the school would not purchase any of the equipment or things needed. On trips, they are stuck with the school busses, while the other athletics get the athletic bus. Marching band IS a sport and takes alot of hard work. The band had to fund most of their money on their own. Doing this the whole time will not help any of the problems. Please consider in helong this situation for further purposes. -Concerned Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

During the time that I went to the school it had no leadership or solidarity. The faculty and staff were set apart from the students. The principal...well I never heard from him or saw him. The school does too much to coddle the students and protect them without interacting with the students or motivating them. Those that were motivated were the 'pets' anyone else was ignored or invisible. The school is trying to tackle safety issues and make parents feel their children are safe. While doing this they are taking away the individaulity or the students. Students no longer have to work as hard or try as hard. This high school coddles the students too much.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 5, 2004

As a parent of a child that attended this school I have to say that this school is NOT one of the best that my child has attended. There are too many students for the teachers to handle adequately, and too little security for the problems this school has. The sports program seems to be the highest priority for the staff at this school. The special education program leaves a lot to be desired. We have had nothing but problems with that department as a whole. I will not be letting my child return to this school and am currently moving out of the area just for that reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2004

My daughter will graduate from AHS this year. She has received a wonderful education and is well equiped to enter college. Special thanks to Mr. Jenkins and well wishes on his retirement. I believe that any student who wants to get a good education can do so at AHS.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
African American9%
Asian71%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female53%
Male37%
African American23%
Asian71%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students52%
Female47%
Male56%
African American23%
Asian25%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female76%
Male64%
African American48%
Asian58%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female53%
Male65%
African American29%
Asian42%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

399 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

399 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

398 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

398 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students42%
Female43%
Male41%
African American36%
Asian55%
Hispanic30%
Native American36%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female71%
Male50%
African American52%
Asian55%
Hispanic51%
Native American46%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female49%
Male54%
African American36%
Asian55%
Hispanic40%
Native American46%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female56%
Male55%
African American52%
Asian55%
Hispanic42%
Native American64%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 26%
Hispanic 26% 59%
Black 8% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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103 Cuba Ave
Alamogordo, NM 88310
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Phone: (505) 439-3270

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