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Truman Middle School

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Posted February 8, 2014

I have taught here for a quite a while and I am proud of my school. We love our kids and the community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2013

This school has a wonderful positive behavior program! Teachers have control of their classes and children are learning.


Posted December 22, 2012

Awesome school that does not always get the recognition it deserves. The students are supported and the school has a wonderful atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

That they treat every stundent the same. If a stundent is having a promblem they try to solve it right away
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

It is a great school because we have great teachers and students here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2010

because they go up in sba scores every time they take the test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Truman has worked hard in inproving the its overall atmosphere of being 'cool to be smart'. They have worked had to encourage all students to learn and have a goal in life. Truman is was able to get about 98% of all students to take this years SBA test. We are hoping for a 5th year of students that are proficient in math and reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Truman has a very dedicated staff, who really take care of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I have worked at this school for 19 years. I love the community! With the support of our families we designed and implemented the first secondary dual language academy in Albuquerque in the year 2000. Our academy serves 300 student and every year we have students on a waiting list. Our students are bright, respectful and hard working learners who believe in giving what it takes to become the best citizens of the 21st century. We are a school wide free lunch Title 1 school and every year we continue to improve academically as reflected in our rising test scores. Please support Truman MS where it is cool to be smart. Juntos seguiremos saliendo adelante con ganas, respeto y mente positiva.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I work at Truman and can honestly say we have some of the most dedicated teachers around. We truly care about the kids and our school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2010

I went to Truman Middle School for my Middle School and I have honestly not seen such a Middle School since then. It has an amazing staff that are dedicated through and through.


Posted April 21, 2010

Truman has always been student, parent, and community oriented. They are always finding ways to connect all three in to the activities presented. This includes offering an evening class to assist parents with learning the different concepts the students are learning in class.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2010

The teachers really care and at Truman - It's cool to be smart and Kind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I love the Students and the support from my admin.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2010

I lovve this school because of the students and the parents. They are awesome and great to work with. And th estaff really cares about the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My sons feel comfortable at the school and challenged in their classes. They have high expectations to fill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

The close knit feeling of family displayed in and around this school. All staff, parents, and community leaders support the school
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2010

Truman loves the kids. Everything we do is aimed at student success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Truman is in a very challenging area, low income, gangs and single parent families just to name a few issues they deal with on a day to day basis. Very good school!


Posted April 21, 2010

Truman has high expectations of all students. The teachers, administrators and other staff members at Truman all provide positive support to the students.
—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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


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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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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9400 Benavides SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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