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Manzano Mesa Elementary School

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Posted June 20, 2014

We have been so please with MMES. We were worried about the transition mid-year third grade to a new city and a new school. The MMES community took our son in and he has excelled academically and personally over the past year and a half. He is active in many different school sponsored clubs and is student council president. He is involved in many community and charity events. His fourth grade teacher was so motivating and challenged him to always do his best. We look forward to fifth grade and all that MMES will have in store for him. As an educator myself, I can tell you that I am beyond pleased with the care and attention given to each child and their families from the smiling faces that greet you in the office, to the school nurses (best I've ever known), to the caring educators who really go the extra mile to support learning outcomes for children and encourage family and community collaboration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2014

We have LOVED Manzano Mesa!!! We chose our home in the school boundaries, as it was rated well, and have not been disappointed. We've had great teachers, no bullying problems and enjoyed the awesome after school programs! We have had 2 children here for 3 years and it's been a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

My family and I recognize this school to all. The teachers are fanastic and the school faculty are awesome people to work with. I wish my children could have attended many more years of school there. Ms McBride/Ms Mondaragon is super awesome! We miss Manzano Mesa Elementary. The most important about this school is a lot of parent involvement, and open door communication between teachers and parents. Thanks a lot for reading this message.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

My children have been attending MMES since the school was opened. I have been with MMES 7 yrs now, and This 2011-2012 yr will be my last. I have to say that all the teachers I worked with have been great. I have not found any problems that can not be fixed. I will say that MMES biggest lost was Mr. Brown, This school will always be number one in the city and I will encourage all to attend. If you dont take the time to be part of this school you will never get what is offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Manzano Mesa is an extremely wonderful school. The teacher's are very caring and concerned about each and every one of their students. The front office staff are very helpful and friendly. As a parent, I have always felt very welcome and have always been encouraged to talk to the teachers about the progress of my children. Both my kids love this school and are receiving a great education. Keep up the good work MM!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

I love the teachers, the sense of community the children get by being a part of this school, and just the overall feeling of the school.


Posted April 17, 2010

The gifted program is a great way for kids to excel at Manzano Mesa Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

Wow, I cannot believe all of the positive reviews that I have read about Manzano Mesa Elementary. I was actually excited to move to Albuquerque and send my daughter to this school after I read all of the positive feedbak, but now I realize that this school is a disgrace. Last school year, my daughters teacher was great (she was the only person there that kept me from going crazy over the fact that my daughter was going to such a crummy school). This year, her teacher is terrible! Too bad I have to keep this to a 150 word minimum because I could go on and on. MME is terrible!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

I love this school so far. My daughter has only been there 2 months, but her teachers are great, lots of communication. PTA is fabulous & very active & involved. Facilities are wonderful, with new everything in the main building. Great parent room & library. Curriculum is fun & my daughter is thriving! Diversity is important to me & classes are very diverse too. Thrilled with all aspects of the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2008

Manzano Mesa Elementary School is absolutely the best school in Albuquerque. I am also a parent and my child learned so much from this school. The administration is very fair, caring, and helpful. The office staff is absolutely amazing. The redirector at this school is the greatest I have seen. She is so helpful with the students and very informative immediately to the parents. The teachers at this school are top notch, the best of the best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 7, 2006

Being a parent of a 7 and 5 year old is great and I worried about my 5 year old starting school because he is hearing impaired and I and thrilled with the education both my children are getting here Manzano mesa has great teachers and staff I wouldn't change schools for the world...Keep up the great work Manzano Mesa!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 51% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

88 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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
50%

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

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
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%
Female64%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities16%
English Language Learner Current50%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities16%
English Language Learner Current45%
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 Students65%
Female72%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current53%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female79%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current31%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female77%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities33%
English Language Learner Current24%
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 Students50%
Female45%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities12%
English Language Learner Current24%
English Language Learner Exited75%

Reading

All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Current28%
English Language Learner Exited80%
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 56% 59%
White 24% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 10%
Black 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 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 65%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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801 Elizabeth St SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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