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Mountain Mahogany Community School

Charter | K-7 | 170 students

 
 

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Posted October 17, 2013

Mountain Mahogany School is a new school this year for my Grandson. He is doing well and I enjoy getting updates and photos of him on his learning activities weekly. The teachers make a point to know all the kids names and recognize the parents during pickup. He is enjoying his learning environment at MMCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

MMCS is a fantastic school in so many ways! My child has just started middle school and we are both impressed with the program. The teachers are inspiring and care about every students success. The communication with parents and the little personal touches make the mid school experience so special. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to get weekly photos and updates. Thank you Mountain Mahogany!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Mountain Mahoghany Community Schoool is a new school for my daughter. The school's adminstraters and teachers are great. I haven't seen this much enthusiasm and involvement at any school that my children have attended in the past. My daughter loves the school, teachers and is excited about going to school every day. The school very recently experienced vandalism and a fire which destroyed much of what the school has worked so hard to accomplish. A compassionate campus and a safe school environment. If they could win this sweepstakes, it would greatly benefit the school at this time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Over all Mountain Mahogany is GREAT! I have 2 daughters attending MMCS. My oldest was in a private school for 4 years, so it was a bit of a challenge at first with the lack of structure (and zero homework) in the classroom but now that she's in middle school it's been quite different. She has had some homework but not as much as I thought or think she should have, but it's still very early in the year and there is definitely more structure within the classrooms. My youngest is having a blast with finger knitting and gardening. Her teacher is organized, excited to teach, seems to have the class "together" (structured) and keeps the parents informed and involved. I'm looking forward to a great year! It would be such a blessing if MMCS won the sweepstakes, especially with the school just being vandalized. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

What a wonderful place for my child! Caring, personal, nurturing approach, awardwinning teachers, cozy setting made my child love to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

If you're looking to drop your kid off at school and that's their education, then this school is unlikely to be a good fit for your family. If you are looking for a learning community to be part of as a parent, this school might be what you're looking for. There is mandatory parent involvement, a lot of community input into the functions of the school, and values/mission-based curriculum and culture. Go to their website and read their charter and other documents carefully, they are a good place to gain an understanding of the school's mission.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

I've been going here since kindergarten! I love it the teacers help me with things I'm having trouble with and I always love making sure I have good grades!! I'm also am able to go on trips and com back and do my school work on the trip. They give that opportunity to see the world!! The school is like a family, a community we all work together to make sure we have a safe and healthy learning and growing experience. I feel welcomed for who I am. I love there and I'm sad this my last year there them I go into high school. Sincerely to MMCS, Kabira


Posted May 22, 2013

My son has attended MMCS for 7 years. Wonderful, supportive staff, excellent teachers, beautiful gardens, we love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2012

This is a really creepy school in a bad neighborhood, anyone can just get on campus if needed and there is no security. The office staff is rude and unorganized and this school needs to be closed down!


Posted November 5, 2010

Our first year here and we LOVE it! My kids look forward to school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

supportive administration, everyone is loving and honest, environmental education, outside a lot, small and warm
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Extremely creative faculty and thus motivated students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Focuses on kids' strengths - very accepting of where kids are in their development without trying to make them into something they aren't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Mountain Mahogany is a dream come true for us. The curriculum provides training and practice in effective conflict resolution amongst peers, vocabulary on feelings and needs. I love that my kids are learning a vocabulary to express themselves and an ability to connect with others. When I drop them off at school, they go running! What a joy as a parent to see my children love their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

I love the personal attention, understanding, and appreciation for the earth and our world that is taught at Mountain Mahogony Community School in Albuquerque, NM. They care for each child and encourage enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. My granddaughter's teacher spends his personal time teaching her how to play guitar and sing, which has done wonders for her self esteem. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

MMCS is such a wonderful environment for children. It embodies everything that education should be! It is an organic curriculum with the most amazing teachers! MMCS even has a 2010 Golden Apple Award Winner - Ms. Jen Chavez-Miller! All the teachers are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

It has been the best school for my neice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

creative, whole-child learning, community, school gardens, outdoors!!! intentionality
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Environmental Ed, Arts Integrated, nurturing, expanding, progressive. there is nothing like it anywhere else/
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

While other schools have no educational time -- and little recreational time -- outdoors, Mountain Mahogany teaches students more than an hour a day outdoors, where their senses are sharpest and memory most open. At a time when other schools are cutting art programs to nothing, MMCS uses art in every part of the curriculum. My son feels successful and learns successfully because MMCS teaches the human part of him.
—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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

17 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

17 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
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 40% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students64%
Femalen/a
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students50%
Femalen/a
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
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 Students79%
Femalen/a
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students42%
Femalen/a
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Femalen/a
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students65%
Female92%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female92%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 26%
Hispanic 29% 59%
Black 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 40%N/A68%
Female 38%N/A49%
Male 62%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5014 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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Phone: (505) 880-3744

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