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Pajarito Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 651 students

 

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Posted July 10, 2013

This school has taught my daughter so much, I love the teachers she has had and it is sad to see so many of them go. I only wish could get a principal who cared more about the projects the teachers needed for class. This past year the money we earned for class went towards this coming year and the projects we had for last year were paid for out of the teachers pockets and also my own. I would like to thank the teachers for all the hard work and dedication. My daughter loves it here and I would drive here no matter where even if I had to move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2012

My daughter graduated from the Pajarito Academy 10 plus years back. She attended Pajarito from the 1st grade and now have a Grand-daughter there in the 1st grade. She is thriving, reading at a high level and overall doing very well. I have found the 3 teachers we've met to be quite competent. I was very involved with the school and education of my daughter when she attended. Now I am a grandma and not in the best health, I don't make an appearance near as often as I would like. I appreciate all the parents that still do their best for the best of the kids. I hope the best for this little school. My sincere hope is that students will be prepared for Junior High when they move on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

This school is great I live near Paseo and I make the drive down to the south vally everyday to take my kinder and 4th grader to school there. I have been completely satisfied with my kids education. My 4th grader tested for the gifted program this year and my kinder is reading at a level 16 for those of you that are not familiar with the levels I will put it this way level 18 is where 1st graders should be at the end of the year he is almost there and kinder isnt over yet. A few of the best teachers are Ms. LaQuor, Ms. Romero, Ms. Jojo, Mr. Bryant along with many others
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Posted September 2, 2010

so far my daughter just started kindergaten for the 2010 school year, shes enrolled in the bilingual program which i think is great she speaks both english and spanish but her first language is english so far shes loving it she's having slight problems learning how to not talk back to her teacher as all kids do but overall the teachers are great and very helpful!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

My son just started Kindergarten here and is doing great. The teachers and staff have also taken extra steps to ensure that my little 'fast learner' is challenged even beyond his grade level. Their Success For All (SFA) reading curriculum allows him to go out to another class for reading to meet HIS level of reading (he reads with 1st & 2nd graders). The staff is great! I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

Pajarito has a new principal for the 2005-2006 school year, who brings with him several years of experience at other bilingual schools. I am excited about the learning opportunities my children will have under his guidance. The 2005-2006 year marks the first year of a true bilingual program, starting with kindergarteners who are being taught in English for half the day, and Spanish the other half. We also have a growing Parent Advisory Council, which we hope will provide many opportunities to engage parents in their children's classrooms and activities in the school. We look forward to growing success in our students' achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

My child has been attending Pajarito for the last six years. I am constantly amazed by the dedication to literacy and mathematics that takes place here! Despite some controversy in the past, Pajarito's principal has somehow managed to make her school the standout elementary in Albuquerque's South Valley. Amazing Teachers! Amazing Counselor! My child is so lucky to be a Pajarito student.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
28%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

21 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
14%
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 Students51%
Female59%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current49%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female64%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Current46%
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 Students24%
Female21%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current18%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female31%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current18%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students32%
Female29%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current14%
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 Students33%
Female44%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current24%
English Language Learner Exited43%

Reading

All Students43%
Female54%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current36%
English Language Learner Exited57%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 93% 59%
White 5% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2701 Don Felipe SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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