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Polk Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 447 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2014

My niece goes here and It breaks my heart. She is always on the look out to not be defending herself. Her mother has complained to several people and nothing has been done. She can't even focus on her grades she has been attacked several times. I can see why the grade for the school is a 3 on great schools but, in my opinion any school who doesn't do anything to mediate the kids into a healthy solution should not be working with children.


Posted February 16, 2010

I love going to this school, I look forward to going to school everyday. I waould have never thought that i waould say this but I actually like going to school.:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2009

My son attends this school and the problem that I see is the school and parents. Parents depend on teachers to teach the students and babysit. Teachers are not babysitters they are teachers. Parents need to be teachers too and in charge of teaching their children respect and responsibility. I understand parents work for a living but if you decided to have children, teaching respect and responsibility will open many victory doors to that child. The problem with the school is that they do not make parents aware if the student is having problems in class. A phone call or a letter by mail helps, very simple. If a student is failing, the teachers need to inform the parent. If the school and parents work together with the students, they will have a brighter future and this school (teachers and principal) can be very successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

I have a child that is attending this school. And it is awful. all my complaints fall upon deaf ears!! The children at this school run a muck, the thing I find funny is you can get bad grades and still be sports,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

My son went to this school last year and it was the worst school year to date!! My son was picked on and harrassed through out the year!!
—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 40% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

132 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

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

145 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
12%
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 Students22%
Female28%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited32%

Reading

All Students38%
Female54%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities2%
English Language Learner Current18%
English Language Learner Exited50%
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 Students43%
Female41%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities19%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exited64%

Reading

All Students41%
Female43%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited53%

Science

All Students31%
Female22%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited28%
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 Students22%
Female23%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited25%

Reading

All Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Current17%
English Language Learner Exited53%
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 89% 59%
White 8% 26%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
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 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2220 Raymac SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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