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Taylor Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 566 students

 

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Posted November 5, 2013

As a new family to the area, my husband and I were quite worried about our child attending 8th grade and another child starting here next year. My husband and I have been impressed....our child is doing well, they have a MESA program (Math Engineering Science) that is outstanding and the teachers really are dedicated to the children. Kudos to Mr. Bateson, staff, and teachers! With such a diverse group at Taylor PTO has been trying to gain more family support but otherwise have been keeping trying to keep families notified of what is happening. Hope there will be more after school programs next year...school could use a cross country team or outdoor related club with the trails close by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

Taylor is a gem of a school. The teachers are intelligent, caring, and professional. There are a variety of classes offered to accommodate many different types of learners. My children have been successful at Taylor and have gone on to be successful in high school. Thank You Taylor MS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2013

This school is a great school, i'm a student at Taylor and i'm really happy to be here, the teachers and staff are really kind and comprehensive, i'm in the TMS Band and it's one of the best programs in Albuquerque, my grades are really high and i'm very satisfied at Taylor!


Posted May 14, 2011

Kudos to Mr. Bateson and Ms. Meyer - they have done a great job at the school - boosting morale and being dedicated to the kids. It makes a big difference. Thanks, Bonnie Dees
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2011

My son entered this school as a 7th grader after attending a previous middle school in Albuquerque. At his previous school he was suspended, had low grades, and really began to hate school. we battled with him daily to even get out of bed. He now likes school, has numerous friends and gets up in the morning. I believe the administration and the "small school" feel has made a difference for him. Even though he will not attend next year he likes school again. Thanks Taylor and Mr Bateson!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

I Do not approve of this school, they have droped my daughters scors on everything, this school is not safe, my daughter has been in many fights in this school that she has never started, they have always started them, and it does not have good accademics and is very low, compared to the rest of schools in albuquerque, New Mexico.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2010

I am a new parent with children at Taylor Middle school. I must say that the teachers have showed our family their enthusiasm to push for your children. They have been nothing but helpful and kind. Connunication is important between staff, teachers, students, and parents, and I feel this has been directed as a priority in this school. I encourage parents to stay focused on their children's academic progress by staying on top of their children's agendas and staying in touch with each teacher. Thanks to all staff, teachers who have made my children feel comfortable and safe at your school. May God bless this school and all who enter it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Taylor Middle School has a wide variety of learning experiences academic and well as social. Taylor has a wonderful Principal involved at every level of this school and a Vice-Principal who was just elected Vice-Principal of the year award. It is a wonderful place to come to school.


Posted October 4, 2009

It has a small town feel in the midst of a big city. Great parents, caring staff, committed students.


Posted October 3, 2009

Taylor has a positive attitude and pleasant environment. This school provides art and music for enrichment with fantastic teachers. The administration is behind the staff and students 100%. The students are engaged in fun learning projects that are then displayed for the whole school to see. Students are given Great Kid awards when they are 'caught' doing something good for emphasis on the positive. It is a great school to work at.


Posted September 16, 2009

Great Staff And Teachers. They care about thier students Believe Achieve Succeed !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

this school rocks socks, we want to help out everyone, we have the warmest hearts and i wouldn't be any more prouder of my school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

My Son attends Taylor Middle School and is a special education student there. Having been in APS special ed all his school life I have to say that this is the first year that there has been an understanding and an improvement in him. He is treated as an individual there and well taken care of. He feels safe and loved there, I'm grateful for this school and his teachers more then I can express.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

Taylor has a great Gifted program- they've built it up over the last three years and none of the gifted classes have over 12 students. One of the gifted teachers was a finalist for the Golden Apple Award and she does independent study and video production with her kids- you can see it all on their website- taylorgifted.org
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2006

Taylor has the finest staff I've ever worked with in my career. The administration is top notch. Teachers at this school genuinely care about students and go above and beyond their jobs as defined by the district contract for the benefit of the students.We try very hard to make sure that students are in classes that are most beneficial for them and we try very hard to keep parents active and informed. I wouldn't leave Taylor for any other school in this district!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 16, 2006

My son attended Taylor in both 6th and 7th grade. He was satisfied with the school in 6th grade and performed to an average level. However, in 7th grade, he disliked the school intently, and his teachers did not over exert themselves to help him. I wanted him to challenge himself academically, but the school wanted to test him first to see if he was able to perform well enough in more challenging classes. I think this tracks students into low, average and high end groups which educational research shows is not conducive to student acheivement for those students who are in smart classes. I plan to transfer my son next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

I think that Taylor middle school is a great school for students to expand their learning. I also think that the extra curicular activities are cool because there is mostly something for every student. There is cooking, basketball, soccer, computers, and also many more for students to have fun after school ends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2005

Taylor middle school has great after school progrmas consisting of cooking,computers,games and movies,dance,cheerleading. It's extracurricular activities are good they've had great basketball seasons. The students have very nice and wonderful teachers both physical education and in the classes too. The teachers make sure that all the homework is fair so that the students can have time to do them and do the other sports. I would recommend tms to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

There are few extra curricular activities and the principal doesnt do anything about it. I would not recommend this school, because it has few oppertunities for students and the teachers dont care if you fail or pass. The gifted prpgram has few opptions as well. The only g-class is english and the teacher is new and doesnt know how to teach very well from inexperience. The school is fairly large and teachers dont have one-on-one time with students. I would not go to TMS if I were you.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

217 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
33%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

177 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students39%
Female46%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited36%

Reading

All Students42%
Female53%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited36%
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 Students46%
Female53%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities20%
English Language Learner Current28%
English Language Learner Exited27%

Reading

All Students60%
Female69%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current50%
English Language Learner Exited33%

Science

All Students50%
Female55%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Current33%
English Language Learner Exited33%
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 Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current19%
English Language Learner Exited40%

Reading

All Students61%
Female65%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities23%
English Language Learner Current35%
English Language Learner Exited65%
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 68% 59%
White 22% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 10%
Black 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
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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8200 Guadalupe NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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