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Taft Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 531 students

 

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Posted October 4, 2011

my daughter has attended Taft for 2 years now, this year has been very trying. The Principle and Vice Principle have NO time to speak to concerned parents until you actually report them. I have had trouble with a teacher at this school talking about their lives during class time and sending hours of homework home, I do not know what they are teaching their students if they come home with 5 hrs. of home work after a full days work in school. I would not recommend this school to parents that care about their students future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

great school very organized and caring.everyone seems to speak well of the school.my nephews attended the school and did very well academically they improved in math and reading.it shows that the teachers really care about the students at taft middle
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

I am a former student of Taft Middle School, Class of 2010, and honestly, this school was very poor at teaching me the core academics that I needed for high school. I always sat right in front of the teachers and did my work, however, that was not good enough for me to pass any of my classes. In addition, my parents never received any letters of me failing my classes. Even when I had failed all but one of my classes (Band I always passed) they still moved up the next grade, even when I was not self-confident in my work at all. I am sorry that I had to come to this extent, but I figured that I did not want another child at that school to fall in the wrong steps as me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2007

My son is in 6th grade this year and has done so well. His teachers have been so great and we are really happy with the progress he has made. Great job teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

I will have to agree that taft get's five stars from me. my daughter has done very will. and love it. I want to thank all the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2007

This is a really good school! There is so much fun happening at this school!! Go Taft!!! Trojans!!!!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 40% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

183 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
22%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

166 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

All Students38%
Female36%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited29%

Reading

All Students45%
Female49%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited34%
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 Students45%
Female47%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited43%

Reading

All Students47%
Female59%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited48%

Science

All Students39%
Female45%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited35%
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 Students51%
Female46%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities32%
English Language Learner Current17%
English Language Learner Exited65%

Reading

All Students71%
Female71%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities42%
English Language Learner Current50%
English Language Learner Exited60%
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 11% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Two or more races 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 74%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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620 Schulte Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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