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Posted November 17, 2013

One of my favorite things about this school is how small it is - the classes are small, so the teachers can actually teach the students; the building is small so we don't get lost... The small amount of students allow the whole faculty - the principal, the secretary, the janitor, the teachers - to know you on a personal level like no other school I've been on. I have severe hematophobia - when people describe situations that involve blood, my blood pressure drops and I pass out. During my freshman year, I fainted in one of my classes because the class was talking about blood drives. Within days, the whole school - students and teachers alike - knew not to talk about blood around me. My engineering and chemistry teachers adjusted their safety lectures and gave me the option to leave the room if I started to feel light-headed. When a group of older kids tried to make a game out of making me dizzy, my class teamed up to stop them - like we team up to stop any other form of bullying that happens on our turf. I'm a Senior now, and I sure am going to miss it here...
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2013

When my student started school at Early College Academy as a new freshman, I was excited for the educational opportunities being afforded. Though we had a bumpy beginning with a freshman math class (as this class sort of stalled out at the beginning of second semester to catch up the students who had transferred from other schools) the other classes were challenging and seemed to be a good fit. It's now Senior year and what a transformation the school has undergone. I'd planned on sending my 8th grader to ECA when she begins high school next year, but will seek out other options at this point. Hopefully, the school can get back on the right track and starting teaching again instead of indoctrinating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

This school is amazing. My son is now a senior taking a second year of robotics courses, which is the reason he went to this school. He is smart, but always had motivation problems in school. His friends and colleagues (and teachers, of course!) are very high caliber scholastically and have helped push him along to the point that he no longer needs encouragement. The available courses excite him, and he is looking forward to college. UNM is actively recruiting him and classmates for their robotics program based on how well previous graduates have done there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

My daughter has been attending this school for the past two years and couldn't be happier with the education and teachers. She has had the opportunity to take college level courses and is now working in an internship program. I feel that she is getting a quality education and am impressed with the ECA program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

ECA is a new school to APS and it is outstanding for the right children. Its focus on Science and Math make it a great place for the college bound student who is willing to sacrifice some of the social aspects of high school. Students can participate in extra-curricular activities at their home school, and my son did play football for AHS. At ECA he receives intense individual attention which is great. He is very smart and the staff is able to challenge him. he has taken two CNM courses and next year will take two more as well as a UNM class. He will graduate with his first year of college complete and I think his transition will be smooth based on his preparation from ECA.
—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 30% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
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 Students63%
Female71%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
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 Students77%
Female70%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female57%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
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

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 Students57%
Female48%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female56%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female72%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 59% 59%
White 31% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Black 2% 2%
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 31%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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  • Japanese
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6400 Uptown Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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