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North Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 339 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2011

North elementary School has not been the best school my children have been to. Being Military we move a lot. We did not mind that the school is older..it is not about looks but about the teaching, teachers ,principal , staff and leadership. we have had a bad experience with this school and we have never had that at any other school. The principal seems to be over strong, intimidating,and talks down to not only his staff members but also parents and the students. The teachers even though there are some great ones at this school there is a a few that just do not seem on top of things. The fifth grade students have not been prepared as they should for middle school and rarely bring home any homework or reading assignments. The kindergarten classes are great in some ways and in others . I do not feel the teachers communicate well with the parents and you are not updated as to how your child is doing or what you need to help work on at home with them for the next school year. With all this said the school is not good at keeping you updated with what is going on at school and when they have special events. The only great thing about the school, is the nurses are fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

This school is wonderful. My son loves it, I love it, and the teachers are great. I would tell anyone to take their child to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

This is a great school! The parents are welcome and encouraged to be involved. The teachers are amazing and care a lot about their students and the families! The students have plenty of opportunities to excel in academics as well as extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2006

This is an amazing school. The teachers all care about the children and they go the extra mile for their students. The principle is one of The best I have ever seen. I have two children in this school, one is a special needs child and they have been so wonderful in learning about his needs and what they can do to educate him. The teachers, staff and principle all try to know the kid's on a first name basis, they are on top of anything the kid's might be doing and they are awesome at informing the parents as soon as any incidents occur. You always see 3 or more teachers, staff and parents outside when the children come in. They always greet the children and make them feel welcome.I love that the school has a open door policy. You feel comfortable entering the school at any time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

If you have a pre-K age student with autism, Aspergers or a similar learning difficulty, Mr. Luis Fierro is fantastic dealing with these children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

43 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students45%
Female45%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female30%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged29%
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 Students50%
Female35%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female41%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female41%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
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 Students36%
Female29%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female57%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 42% 59%
White 41% 26%
Black 12% 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 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1300 North Florida
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (505) 439-3270

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