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Truman Middle School

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Posted April 21, 2010

They have teachers who truly care about their students education


Posted April 21, 2010

I love the students and staff. This is home. We feel like a family and work together for the good of our students. Our teachers and staff rock!


Posted April 21, 2010

I love the staff everyone has a positive attitude and teachers expect alot from their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Truman has the most polite students I have ever seen at an APS school. The campus is clean and safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

The relationships matter! The dual language program! The Professional Learning Communities! EVERYTHING!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I love the teachers at this school - they are excellent role models for children.


Posted April 21, 2010

Even though it is not economically great, and the school is a little old, the teachers are amazing and they genuinely care about our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Truman is gifted with teachers who care about each child's future and success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Because my son attended all three years there and despite being in a less fortunate area of town, he managed to walk away with a tremendous education. He even tested into a prestigious prep school for his 9th grade year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My daughter has done great at Truman. The teachers care and are interested in helping my student succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Because this was my middle school , I learned so much there and the teachers were always so understanding
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Truman strives to give are children the best education and the communication between the students the teachers and parents is what I love the most. I'am very involed in my children education and I could've never done with out the support of the superior teachers we have at truman middle school.
—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 40% in 2013.

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

407 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
17%
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.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

406 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 Students26%
Female26%
Male27%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited43%

Reading

All Students33%
Female38%
Male27%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities2%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited47%
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 Students20%
Female19%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited35%

Reading

All Students38%
Female41%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current12%
English Language Learner Exited57%

Science

All Students26%
Female22%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current5%
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 Students27%
Female26%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current10%
English Language Learner Exited46%

Reading

All Students54%
Female54%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current30%
English Language Learner Exited69%
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 93% 59%
White 3% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 100%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

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
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(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
  • Orchestra
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9400 Benavides SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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