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Twenty-First Century

Charter | 5-8 | 235 students

 
 

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Posted August 2, 2013

I have a son that was in 5rh grade last year. I think it's a good school , my son did very well. Straight A's. One B He likes the class size and the kids are very nice. The teachers in 5th grade really pushed my child to do his best. Overall a great school. I really like charter schools, smaller class sizes They go on a lot of OSI field trip (means out of school instruction). I am not crazy about their new location on Academy Parkway. Too much traffic congestion during pickup. I think their building is too small. I am not satisfied with their lunch provider always cold lunches. Their so called cafeteria is a small room. All the kids complain about their lunches. They need to raise money to improve their lunch program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2013

21st Century was a great school for my three kids. They have all moved on to High School now but 21st Century prepared them very well for High School. The teachers are very committed to the school and the students. The classes are small and the 8th grade teaching team seems to be especially strong. A great option if you don't want your kids to get lost in the crowd. We loved that the students go out of the school on OSIs and participate in community service projects, rather than doing seat work all the time. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

I am a former student and I suprisingly graduated last year, I say that because I'm an I.E.P and this is one of the worst schools have ever been to, I don't really like charter schools period, and I remember in 8th grade when I told the principle that I'm struggling with my school work (mainly math) she accused me of not trying hard enough, not doing my work and called me a bad student when I was a special Ed student. I didn't learn anything in fact I passed social studies within D and now in high school I'm at low reading amd math levels because I didn't getbthe extra help I needed. I would not recommend this school to anyone especially if your son/daughter is an I.E.P. Their building is awful. So please if you value your kids education don't put them in this school!


Posted March 9, 2010

My daughter attends Twenty-First Century Public Academy and I am so happy I enrolled her at this school. There are regular OSI's that I find are a great way for her to learn about things in her pre-teen life other than school and her parents. She loves the friends she had made and has done better at this school than any other she has attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

My son is in 6th grade and the school is okay. They take a lot of field trips (OSIs) ~20-25. The school is very unorganized. This is my biggest complaint. The academic standards are better than other middle schools. The teachers are a lot harder on boys and they seems to have a lot more activities for girls. FYI, The location will change next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers and the principal are willing to help out students in need. The cirriculum, especially the 8th grade cirriculum, is challenging and incorporates real life lessons (how specific knowledge can be applied). I like the schools involvment in the community as well as their many OSIs-Out of School Instruction. My children learned more than academics at 21st Century, they learned how important it is to be a productive member of society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2008

My son attended from 6th through 8th. I was pretty happy with the teachers and the school. I would say a high % of his class attended this school from 6th to 8th. Students were very mature but still kids. For high school, all are going to many different high schools. It is quite easy to float through 21st century as long as the student does their work. Academically parents will have to follow-up with their child to verify they are challenging themselves and and trying to get better grades. Please note the school has said they will be moving in the next couple of years to a more permanent structure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

I am curently a student a Twentyfirst Century and I belive the acedemic standard is set very high. I belive the school is not very well kept under control at some times but It is a good learning school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2007

This is an excellent school. My normally hard to engage son loves it. He is leaning more than ever and is earning the grades I always knew he could. The staff is incredibly dedicated and approachable. We could not be more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2004

My son went to 21st Century for sixth through eighth grade and loved it. He had a very positive experience. They have some very good teachers that are very involved in the kids' learning. I would highly recommend this school. The only negative is that the facilities aren't ideal. However, it's a small sacrifice when your child enjoys going to school every morning.
—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 43% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

29 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
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 40% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
26%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

69 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%
Female55%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
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 Students27%
Female22%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged35%
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 Students40%
Female30%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female40%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female40%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities25%
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 Students56%
Female63%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
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 63% 58%
White 31% 25%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 13%
Asian 0% 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 42%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Albuquerque, NM 87107
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