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Osuna Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 418 students

 
 

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Posted September 21, 2011

We've been at Osuna going on about 5 years now. As a meddlesome parent, I have been impressed over the years at the number of parent volunteers I see helping out around campus on a daily basis, as well as those who show up to help out for field trips or at special events like Jog-A-Thon or Science Fair or Talent Night. And unlike some places I have been, Dads make up a more than token number of the volunteers. The Osuna PTA raises over $14,000 each year to help fund special events and services for the teachers and students at Osuna--and Osuna is NOT in a rich part of town. I've seen how hard those PTA volunteers and Osuna parents have to work to scrape that money together. As for academics, so far we have been very pleased. Our kid got high scores on all the SBA tests, and the math curriculum that is now used is much MUCH better than the one that was used before. The reading program is also very good. Our kid's teachers have been excellent on keeping us informed about what is happening in the classroom. Most of the teachers at Osuna are excellent. There are a couple I would call only good. The bad ones assigned to the school don't last more than a year, because word gets out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2011

We found the teachers our children had at Osuna to be lax on education and grades. The foundation of the education they were receiving was minimal in effort and approach. Parent involvment was little to none the years we were there. The Principal was unable to hold conversations in an adult manner. We left and found that Sombra Del Monte's teachers are organized, caring and the Principal is a wonderful woman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

My daughter attended Kindergarten at Osuna last year and is now in 1st grade at Osuna. I cannot be happier with the school, teachers and the new principal. I have found everyone from the janitors, kitchen help, YMCA before and after care program and up to be so helpful and always going the extra mile to do what is necessary to make the school a great place for the kids to want to be. I feel very fortunate to have my daughter where she is at. I would also like to commend the PTA at Osuna. They are involved in so many ways with the school and have done many wonderful things - their help and hard work is very much appreciated. Sonya
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

I am a school crossing guard going on three years now for Osuna Elemntary. I work for the Albuquerque Police Department in traffic saftely and love my job! The staff and children/parents are wonderful! This year my daughter will be attending her first year there and we can't wait! The school staff and principal are terrific and I love that the safety measures are higher than most schools. There's a lot of great teachers, the campus is very clean, and the parent involvement really shows thru. I highly recommend this school! The neighborhood is very good and everyone works together to make sure all is well. Outgoing and friendly environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

Because of a move this is the second Elementary School my son has been to in Albuquerque and my son has had a much better experience at Osuna Elementary. First of all the children at Osuna Elementary are friendly enough to include every child without any prejudices unlike the last school he attended. He feels welcome. Also I cant say enough good things about his teacher. She actually gave us her home phone number. She is creative and gives the students choices instead of just dictating. For example every week they can chose 4 out of 8 spelling assignments to include drawing a picture of the spelling words, making flash cards, cutting pictures out of magazines, making a song that includes the words etc. She also teaches them life lessons like responsibility. And the school offers after school activities too. The principal is also very involved and knows every childs name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I had a great experience with Osuna from 1st to 3rd grade. My son had excellent teachers all 5 years as well as a great gifted program. Music and Art are alternated every other year and there are band and chorus programs offered before school as well as other before and after school programs. The principal really cares about the students, when my son had been bullied on the bus, she took care of the problem immediately wheras, a lot of principals would have blown me off. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

Two of my children attended Osuna (5th grade & 2nd grade)last year. I loved the school. I thought it was safe and the teachers really seemed to prepare the children for the next level. Unfortunately we moved out of state and their current school doesn't hold a candle to Osuna. It was truly a great place for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2004

I can't say enough great things about Osuna. I have enjoyed my child's teachers, the principal has always been readily available to me and the extracurricular activities are spectacular.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

Osuna has provided my children with the knowledge and learning tools necessary to achieve advancement into other grade levels and schools. The school is relatively small so everybody knows their schoolmates, faculty, and staff by first name. It's also a wonderful feeling to know that my children are receiving the same quality education that I received when I attended Osuna twenty five years ago.
—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 51% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

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 43% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 Students58%
Female62%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female80%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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 Students65%
Female59%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
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 44% 26%
Hispanic 40% 59%
Two or more races 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Black 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4715 Moon NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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