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Chaparral Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 679 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 5, 2012

I went to this school in 8th grade for not very long because i had to transfer, But what i will say about this school is if you are willing to learn then it is probably the best school you will ever go to! When i left i honestly started crying because i was going to miss it so much! and if i could pick any school i would pick this one. The students are good (as far as i could see but i was also kind of shy and never talked) and the teachers are sweet. If your a good student then this school is the school for you :c goodness i miss it so much </3 P.s. I also learned more in the little time i was there then i learned in any of my other schools for the whole year <3 its a good school i promise. I know a lot of people say its bad and even i thought it was going to be! but it loved it and i will miss it so much


Posted October 23, 2008

Chaparral is a very fun and exciting place to go. It has great teachers that expect the kids to turn in their best work by the date it was expected. It has amazing workers and students. You will be very happy with the results you would get if you send your child there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

Great school with great leadership. After 3 years, my son is ready for High school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2008

I have had three children go to this school and as far as the staff and education, it beats their elementary and high school experiences. The whole faculty seem to be on the same page, whether they agree with the district or not. Teachers are VERY good about keeping in touch with parents.I love that they have the strict dress code, I only wish all the other schools had followed suit... then maybe this town would have respectful youth and young adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

My student was enrolled at CMS and I can testify to the outstanding educational environment. We have since moved and her new school does not offer the high calibur of academic classwork nor does it possess the disciplined environment. From the Principal to the teachers, this is an outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

Good school. Not a lot of extracurricular activities though. What's up with making students tuck in their shirts but, the Principal isn't required to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

CMS is an outstanding school. There is a disciplined environment and high expectations. Students have a number of activities to choose from. The teachers are topnotch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2006

I am a former student from Chaparral and there are no other middle schools in Alamogordo better than Chaparral. Chaparral middle school is an awesome place for any child to learn, whether they have disabilities or not. Everyone of the teachers there love to teach and the students love their teachers. The sport coaches know every thing they need to so that if your child gets injured in any way they will be cared for greatly. All of the teachers, coaches and staff at Chaparral make it a wonderful place. And all the coaches are very nice and make all of the athletes feel like if they weren't on the team the team wouldn't be as awesome as it is.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 3, 2005

I am a student that has once been to Chaparral Junior High School, and I would say that they are very good at want they teach. They have during and after school activities that anyone can participate in. All of the teachers are very eager to teach the students here at Chaparral and they try to stay focused on what would make Chaparral a better place to learnand also a safer place for the students here at Chaparral. I would say that Chaparral is one of the best schools that I have been to during my school years. I just wanted to say that Chaparral is a school that i would recommend for any parents child. Thank you for listening to all of what I have to say.
—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 40% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

230 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
45%
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 41% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

234 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students49%
Female58%
Male41%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female65%
Male44%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
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 Students41%
Female39%
Male43%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 25%
Hispanic 45% 58%
Black 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 13%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1401 College Ave
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (505) 439-3270

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