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Hubert H Humphrey Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted February 28, 2014

We enthusiastically moved into this school district in order to attend Hubert Humphrey. We liked the smaller size of the school and loved the good reports about it on this site. But we disenrolled our child after less than a year. While I have no doubt that there are fine teachers here, the overall feeling on campus is not a happy one. It feels like a school that is in decline. We are involved parents, and we support teachers and public schools. But we could not bear to watch our kid struggle here for another week. We felt like his intelligence was treated as a burden and found that he was singled out for punishment because he was more honest about his (mis)behavior than other, equally culpable children. Very, very disappointed in this experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

I found the majority of the teachers to be excellent and genuinely care about the students. I agree with some of the other comments that the previous posters have made regarding the administration and leadership. The principal can be intimidating towards parents and teachers which creates some animosity and negative feelings. On a positive note, I do believe she does care about the students in general. I just feel she needs to learn better communication skills. This would make the experience there more pleasant. Overall the level of education there is good and for that I would give it an above average rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

We are a military family who has lived in the area for two years. I feel like my child is receiving a STELLAR education at this school. Both of the teachers we have had have been kind, caring, and overall great teachers. We feel very fortunate in that regard. The new councilor addresses issues quickly and effectively. I am a bit disappointed that she didn't continue last year's military program. Perhaps next year? As a frequent volunteer in my child s class, my perspective on the principal is that she has a great staff and the school is very well run. However her leadership skills need work based on my observation of her inability to inspire and motivate some teachers, and at times even de-motivating teachers with her actions. Her management style comes across as very directive with little opportunity for explanation or discussion. I also find the principal s interaction with parents as gruff and that she seems to lack the desire to understand the parent s position / viewpoint. As the school s ambassador, I expect that she should be more welcoming to parents and that she should be legitimately interested in hearing and understanding any input from parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

Hubert Humphrey is a fantastic school! The staff is wonderful and the school is very well run. The Principal keeps everything in wonderful order and has the best interest of the kids at heart. My children have had a terrific education at Humphrey and I have always felt that my parental opinion matters. My children are safe, happy, and curious learners and I attribute this to Hubert Humphrey and the wonderful staff. The teachers are hard working and dedicated to providing the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

Teachers & Staff = phenomenal, caring, dedicated, outstanding, and concerned professionals; can't say enough good things about ALL of them Parent Involvement = encouraged by faculty & staff; impeded by the principal threatening to ban and/or actually banning parents from the school premises Principal = has been at this school for 12+ years (way too long); It's her way or the highway. She rules with an iron fist not only causing fear in parents that she will retaliate against their children but also in intimidating her faculty and staff. This principal takes things too personally and when she becomes angry she threatens to ban parents from volunteering at this school. Her demeanor doesn't allow parents, teachers, and staff to voice their heartfelt opinions at any time throughout the school year. Bottom line: it's time for CHANGE at this level. The main reasons why this school is successful is due to the fantastic faculty and staff as well as the devoted parents of the majority of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

I couldn't agree more with the previous parent comment. MILITARY FAMILIES, BEWARE! I am highly disappointed with both the principal & the new counselor. In the 2010-2011 school year, the former school counselor identified at least 15% of the entire student population as children of military families. She researched, coordinated with the local USAF base personnel, created, & implemented a vital & awesome MILITARY GROUPS. This program was a tremendous success. Unfortunately, it no longer exists. The new counselor has NOT continued this program. Was it a direct order from the principal? It remains to be seen. BOTTOM LINE: It doesn't matter if you support or don't support the U.S. military as directed by the President of the USA. According to the Military Child Procedural Directive and APS K.15 Partnership with United States Armed Services & Military Families, APS will "accommodate unique circumstances and needs of children of active duty military personnel" and reservists on active duty orders. If you can read this, THANK TEACHERS. If you can read it in English, THANK THE MILITARY VETERANS who have sacrificed ALL to give you the freedom to think so freely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

My loves go to school. He is in Kinder and he can read alone. This school has good teacher and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

We are new to Alb. and couldn't be happier with Humphrey! We have two children at this school and have been amazed at their progress. The teachers are dedicated, caring, and create an environment that is happy and where learning is fun. Ms. Miller seems to really care about our kids and the community. We are so glad that we chose this school community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

Hubert H Humphrey is a great school, well run and organized. Teachers work hard to make sure that kids don't fall through the cracks. Lots of good school spirit. A great community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

I could not agree more with the previous parent comment. My daughter is in her first year here, she and loves it and so do I. The programs and the school and parental involvement are great My biggest concern is that the principal seems to lead by way of dictatorship and not positive reinforcement/collaboration with the parents or teachers. As in any large organization I fear that this will lead to poor morale. This school has a good thing going and I hope it continues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

This school has been great with my son. He loves going to school, if fact he thinks it would be 'awesome' to have school every day of the week. Lots of parent involvement which contributes to the success of the school and great teachers also. Sometimes principle is harsh with incoming or potential incoming parents and even scares some great families away. However, once you are at the school the kids love it and receive a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

We just moved here last summer from out of state. I was concerned about my son's reentry to public school after attending a wonderful Montessori private school for the past two years. His classroom teacher was extremely dedicated. The counselors, librarian, PE teacher all terrific. We found the staff to be available to answer questions and dedicated to the process of creating a safe and nurturing learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Hubert Humprey Elementary School has the highest test scores in the state of New Mexico! The teachers, staff and principal are the best in the state, as they focus on the highest expectations for every student. Students are supported for academic and personal excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

This school academic is extremely outstanding. All teachers are very care for kids. My daughter is very happy with her school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

We couldn't be happier with this school. There are excellent teachers and an incredible amount of parent involvement. We have felt that it is a safe, supportive, and academically superior school for our son. We our looking forward to sending our daughter there also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

HHH is the premier elementary in the city. I am extremely happy with my child's education. The principal and the staff really care about kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2004

Very weak academically! Every Wed is a half day...kids belong in school! Teachers not committed to a strong education.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

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 43% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students83%
Female78%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female81%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female89%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities36%
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%
Female82%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited100%

Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited100%
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 54% 26%
Hispanic 31% 59%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Two or more races 5% 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 16%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9801 Academy Hills Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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