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Heights Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 259 students

 

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Posted April 4, 2013

Love Love Love this school....transferred from on base to this wonderful school. School is ahead in academics than on base so the teachers are wonderful with helping them get caught up. Everyone is so helpful and and just the nicest staff!! Not sure about how to take the principal but he is doing something right with this school for sure! Just think he could be more approachable with the parents but everyone is different with personalities. The kiddos are even more well behaved! Cannot even tell you how thankful we are we decided to take them here. True blessing! Was a bit worried about this school from previous posts but Wow glad I didnt go off that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2010

The Principal has an additude problem. I went to register my child today and he was very rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

I have had five children attend this school and have never had a problem in regard to safety. My children were well prepared for middle school. Discipline was never a problem with my kids. they were treated with respect always. I have a newborn at home with me now and I feel confident that he will be getting a good education there. The school building needs to be updated and expanded. The staff is wonderful. they are always polite and very knowledgeable when it comes to teaching children. None of my children ever had problems there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2004

My daughter attended Heights for first grade and recieved an excellent first grade education. Her teacher, Ms. Lind, was wonderful whose love for the field was manifested in everything that she did. She was always available to discuss any questions or concerns that I had and her positive and upbeat attitude reflected itself in my daughter. Although, I never felt safety was an issue as the teacher was outside with the children every day at pick-up time, the method of picking up and dropping off children was difficult as the parking lot was unorganized and parking not very convenient. Kudos to the nursing staff as well, as they took great care of my daughter when she was ill with migraines while they waited for me to come and pick her up. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

As a parent of a student that has attended there for 2 years, I am glad to say he will not attend there anymore. The principle has no concerns about safety, there are no cross guards and people speed through the school zone everyday. They keep verbally abusive teachers, with little regard to the children s emotional well being. They have fallen from exceeding standards to meeting standards academically, and have done nothing to improve safety or academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

The teachers listen to what the parents have to say. You can vist the school whenever you want to see how your child is doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 51% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

47 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
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 45% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
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 43% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students61%
Female69%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
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 Students39%
Female35%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female31%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female39%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged30%
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 Students37%
Female24%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female41%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged22%
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 54% 26%
Hispanic 32% 59%
Black 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 69%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2410 10th St
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (505) 439-3270

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