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Los Ranchos Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 352 students

 

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Posted March 20, 2014

I completely agree with the parent on the principal's attitude. Los Ranchos was always like a family of caring teachers and staff but since the new principal has come in, the school is terribly divided. She wants too much to be liked by a small group of bossy teachers to ever do whats right by the child. I transferred out and my student is thriving. The Principal and teachers should be careful about labeling students that they feel don't fit their mold. Everyone is different and if they cannot work with that, then they are in the wrong profession. Two teachers in particular, had such a negative impact and it was really sad because Los Ranchos has the potential to be a really great school with the right staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

My girls absolutely love Los Ranchos! Mrs. Montoya is the most wonderfully organized teacher we've ever encountered, I'm amazed at not only the quantity of knowledge that my kids have gained from her, but also the deep understanding of the concepts. We've thought about moving them to a bigger school with greater parent involvement and perhaps more opportunity for gifted education, but in the end we love the community that Los Ranchos is. We love that you can regularly find the principal out talking to teachers, students, and parents. We love that the class sizes are reasonable and that most of the teachers are long time Los Ranchos alums, that are not only tried and true but are also invested in staying current.Like every other school right now, they're going through changes and encountering growing pains as we move into the common core state standards, but I know that Los Ranchos is working continuously to improve. I've yet to encounter a teacher at Los Ranchos who is just going through the motions, these teachers are invested in their students and want them to be successful and engaged learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

Our son has to even started school at Los Ranchos yet, and already I am impressed with how attentive the Principal and office staff have been to us. I can't wait for a wonderful school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

My son is doing really well and is already reading and learning math which I think is amazing for being in kinder I love his teacher Ms. Morales. But if you have any problem with staff that have been then a really long time and want to talk with the principal don't waste your time. The principal does play favorites when it comes to staff and she does not deal with issues once so ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

Small classes excellent teachers! Mrs Thomassen who teaches a 3,4,5 grade combo class teaches to the highest learner and is amazing!
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities36%
English Language Learner Current50%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female55%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Current31%
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 Students26%
Female31%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited25%

Reading

All Students32%
Female41%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited33%

Science

All Students35%
Female33%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities22%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited58%
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%
Female36%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities19%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited33%

Reading

All Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities25%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited67%
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 83% 59%
White 12% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 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 79%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7609 Fourth St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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