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Wilson Middle School

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Posted May 26, 2014

My daughter just finished 3 years at Wilson and is proud to be a Wildcat. When she left Bandelier Elementary, many of her white classmates went to other schools. Wilson has a bad reputation because lots of poor kids of color go there. As a result, many of the challenges of low income, single parent kids are present at Wilson BUT we found the teachers to almost all be excellent. Parent involvement is less than we were used to but I'm guessing that with so many single moms, time does not allow for the kind of involvement a 2-parent household can provide. My child was in the gifted program for many but not all of her classes. Band is wonderful and a great way to get connected go great kids. We loved Wilson. My daughter saw the real world and is better for it and got a good education along the way. Go Wildcats. On to Highland High next year! We highly recommend Wilson. Teachers and Admin. ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

I am a student here and I actually enjoy this school. I'm an eight grader and I have been here all three years. It's not a GREAT school but it is a good school. The staff and teacher's are kind and helping. Yeah some students dislike them but that's normal. The neighborhood isn't all that great but it's better then a lot. The principal is nice and jumpy and happy to help as well as the vice principal and all the other staff. The kids aren't all that great but it's not the schools fault. We have a lot of activities also i.e. volleyball (i was in) basketball, track, tennis, student council, AVID and a lot of clubs. My classes are challenging but not impossible. "Nothing's impossible the word impossible has IM POSSIBLE in it!" I love this school and I will definitely come back and visit when I go to high school.


Posted June 29, 2010

Can anyone come up with a rational explanation as to why is this site pompously called Great Schools? Simply listing all schools from ANY TOWN, USA, confuses everyone, instead of making things clear by indicating which schools truly deserve this overly used and abused descriptive adjective of great . Wilson Middle is not a great school at all, by the way. The only thing it excels at is maintaining a culture of complacency into cultivating sub-standards of academic performance and educational leadership. There is a pervasive climate of underperforming academically, with an obsessive and lame emphasis on being in school keeps you [the student] out of streets (and trouble). This anti-academic performance is supported by a paternalistic attitude -- on the part of teachers and staff of benign neglect towards the student body, made up of kids who distinctly exhibit a supreme disinterest towards education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

Im a student at wilson middle school i think it is a great school they are very concernd about the students and their classes may be sometimes hard but it keeps you to learn more and more i would recomend it to parents and students
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

190 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
31%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

173 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students31%
Female25%
Male37%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited28%

Reading

All Students38%
Female37%
Male40%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited37%
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 Students23%
Female24%
Male23%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native American0%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited30%

Reading

All Students36%
Female37%
Male36%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native American11%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current19%
English Language Learner Exited44%

Science

All Students30%
Female26%
Male34%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native American11%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current11%
English Language Learner Exited48%
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 Students25%
Female24%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native American33%
White45%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current13%
English Language Learner Exited19%

Reading

All Students49%
Female57%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native American58%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities33%
English Language Learner Current25%
English Language Learner Exited48%
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 73% 59%
White 11% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 10%
Black 6% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 83%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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Resources

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  • Assistant principal(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
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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Albuquerque, NM 87108
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