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Sierra Vista Elementary School

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Posted April 2, 2014

The teachers at this school have been wonderful so far. My daughter has been here for four years now, and she has been given many opportunities to succeed. The student teacher ratio is not that good, but APS all together is that way anywhere you go thanks to budget cuts and the not so "wonderful" governor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

This school has "Some" dedicated teachers, but from my understanding are laying them off at the end of the year and keeping the ones who don't care. The principal is not helpful in any way and ignores you when you need a meeting. I would not recommend this school to anyone with a child who has learning disabilities or those that are gifted, you will not get the support that is needed for these students to be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2010

The school staff is doing the best they can with the number of students they have. The teachers and counselor is helping my son to cope and to understand the expectations placed on a gifted child. The guidance counselor is one of the best I have worked with to date and I have worked with quite a few as my oldest is 38 while the youngest is 9 and there are 3 others in the middle. Plus I have foster children in my care. The school staff is definitely caring and always willing to help. As for the PTA a school can not be judged on the volunteers but the service of these volunteers needs to be appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2010

Sierra Vista definitely has some dedicated Teachers! some is the operative word here. While we understand that the school is bursting at it's seams, the lack of parental involvement is disappointing. MAny PArents do wish to participate but are not welcome to do so by the PTA. the Principal does not encourage unity. children are bullied and the ones that get in trouble are the kids that are bullied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

My son has been bullied all year. From the teacher to the principal....Meetings, phone calls, counselors and more. It sounds unbelieveable and it's been a nightmare and has truly affected his academics and emotional well being. Extremely Disappointed!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

I have had two children that have just finished going through Sierra Vista and have always been very happy with the teachers and the front office staff. I would have no hesitation referring this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

SVES front office staff is overworked but doesn t excuse a smile to visitors wouldn t hurt the principal to smile either. Principal can t seem to find qualified teachers. Kids failed tests & homework yet were given straight A s on final report card. Would love to see classrooms with actual desks would get kids to focus on learning, a sense of responsibility; vs a group table where they play the he/she s bothering me game. I give the school a D & APS an F . Focus is not on kids or overall picture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

My son just finished Kindergarten and his teachers were awesome, but I agree with the above comments that the office staff is unfriendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

Our first year at Sierra vista has been so pleasant. Not only has my son learned more that I thought he is teaching others and is excited about learning. I am very grateful for this school, at first I didn't now about Sierra Vista and was going to send my son elsewhere but when I was told they are in my district I gave it a chance. My son has now learned sign language, he understands music and reading oh he is also in a running club. I and many other parents are always in the classroom and lunch. My favorite sign at Sierra Vista is posted on the front door it reads 'welcome to your school' and I feel very welcomed and am very happy and proud that my son is a scorpion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

We love the teaching staff here but the office staff leaves something to be desired. Compitence level in the office is on the low end and good luck getting a smile or kind word out of them. You feel bad for going in to talk to them because you are given the feeling you are imposing upon them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

This school has been a very positive experience. After strongly considering private school instead we feel lucky to have our son here.
—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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

144 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
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%
Female65%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities33%
English Language Learner Current67%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
English Language Learner Current47%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities22%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited77%

Reading

All Students61%
Female69%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities19%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited54%

Science

All Students67%
Female64%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities30%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited77%
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 Students50%
Female42%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited47%

Reading

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
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 60% 59%
White 28% 26%
Two or more races 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
Black 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 57%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10220 Paseo Norte NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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