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Valle Vista Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 642 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2010

Valley Vista has a very open and inviting atmosphere. The teachers are terrific! The Vice Principal and Principal are always working to improve the school and put in so many, many long days to make sure everyone is safe and learning! There are options that families may choose. One option is Dual Language, instruction is in Spanish for 50% of the day and in English for 50% of the day. Each family decides if that is a good idea for them. The instruction at Valle Vista is developmentally appropriate and the joy in learning is obvious!


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Valle Vista because it is a Dual Language school which although in a low income district with limited financial resources has pulled together an amazing group of teachers and administrators and parent volunteers to help foster a safe, fun, cooperative learning environment for native english and native spanish speaking children to learn about each others languages and cultures. They do a lot with very little there and could really use the extra financial support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

All of my children have attended this school since kindergarten. They have been in the dual-language program and have had nothing but excellent, concerned, dedicated teachers and administrators to support their growth, both socially and academically. How sad that the school has such a low rating (due to test scores). Many students at this school are coming from impoverished environments and are in need of intensive support in order to succeed. Unfortunately, No Child Left Behind does not take this into consideration. The environment at this school is just what these students need! Thank you, Valle Vista, for doing a fantastic job with your students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2005

As a parent of 3 kids that go to this school I could not ask for anything more than what this school does for my kids, I try to spend as much time at the school as possible and I could not believe how much compasion and love all the staff give to the students that go here, I have recently moved out of this schools district but have continued to send my kids to this school and have no intentions on moving them.
—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 51% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

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 43% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students49%
Female51%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current52%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female49%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current37%
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 Students29%
Female26%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited58%

Reading

All Students25%
Female33%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited58%

Science

All Students39%
Female45%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current13%
English Language Learner Exited75%
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 Students36%
Female38%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current21%
English Language Learner Exited54%

Reading

All Students36%
Female51%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current11%
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 96% 59%
White 3% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
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

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1700 Mae Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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