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Sombra Del Monte Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted May 1, 2014

We moved our child from a charter school to this public school in our neighborhood because we felt she was way behind in core subjects and not doing well in the charter school. This small neighborhood school has been wonderful! Her 5th grade teacher here is a dedicated teacher, and in four months our child has become proficient in math due to the outstanding resources at this school. We are very happy with the Principal and the teachers we have met here. All the teachers we have met seem to be happy to work here and that is always a good sign!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2012

Sombra del Monte is an average school with a handful of outstanding educators. Both of my children enjoyed attending the school and had good experiences with the teachers there. Overall the staff quality seems to be on the higher end, although some programs/procedures (such as the "rainbow" schedule and homogeneous leveled reading classes) seem to hinder the school's overall success. The special education department was highly responsive to my daughter's needs, and the staff shows genuine care for the students. Parental involvement is limited to a handful of dedicated parents, but this is partly due to weak organization and meetings held during regular working hours that exclude many parents. Overall, this is a solid school in a working-class neighborhood that adequately meets the needs of its population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

Sombra has been a wonderful school for our child. Over three years (3rd - 5th) his teachers have turned a child who cried at the mention of 'school' into a child who loves school. Academically he's above grade level in reading, and writing skills. His math scores are at grade level. He's grown academically and socially because of the wonderful teachers, the principal, and the staff. I highly recommend Sombra.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

Very dissapointed in this school. Outdated programs, math and reading programs seem to be different in all grades, not consistant. Amazing reading programs out there not being implemented. Our child went into k reading and writing, left not learning anything more then when they went in! Sombra, very outdated, not implementing great programs, it's time to change!
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

67 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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

79 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 Students63%
Female60%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female76%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White76%
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

Math

All Students47%
Female42%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities20%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female52%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female58%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities47%
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 Students35%
Female55%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female65%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged53%
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 52% 59%
White 29% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Two or more races 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 10%
Black 3% 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 66%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9110 Shoshone NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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