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Cleveland Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 701 students

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 18, 2013

Cleveland Middle School is one of the best middle school in the Albuquerque area! We offer a comprehensive educational program for all students; from gifted students to students with learning disabilities. There are numerous after school activities and academic support programs. Our studenta can also participate in seven different sports through our athletic departmentt. There is something for everyone, here at Cleveland!

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Posted August 13, 2013

My son is attending this school as a seventh grader, this year, and also attended sixth grade there as well. So far, we have had no problems and we think Cleveland is a GREAT school with GREAT teachers! While, there is a dress code, it's not really as strict as most. My son doesn't mind because although everything must be plain, it still gives him the opportunity to choose the colors and types of clothing to wear. It's so much better than a uniform. I also really like iParent because I can keep track of my sons grades and assignments! We are proud to the parents of a Cleveland Middle School Colt!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

I like Cleveland MS. They're teachers really care for our children. I like that they have taken care of the bullying issues. My son enjoys going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2012

I have a 6th grader at this school who is a very bright, well behaved child but feels this school "doesn't pay attention to the good kids and focuses more on rules than teaching." The first week of school I met with the principal regarding placement. My son was automatically placed in a lower math class although he had scored advanced on all state test, in class work, and on the mid school placement test. However, the school's policy is to put kids in a basic math class if they are not gifted. He sat in a class that was considerably below his performance level (and doing nothing) for nearly 4 weeks. He was eventually moved after I pushed administration and had his previous school call, however I was basically given lip service and a canned response while the school was trying to get their act together.The students are said to be bullies and not well behaved but the school publishes discipline/behavioral policies that are not enforced including a dress policy that 90% of the kids do not follow with no consequence. Supposedly there is an excellent curriculum and lots of activities however I see none of this executed well. The band program is horrible. The school lacks leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2011

The school arrested a student for burping in class and incarcerated him without due process. Might as well be Beijing Middle School


Posted April 26, 2011

It's a shame... One of the worst for APS. Cleveland is dedicated to their staff not their students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

i am a student i i personaly dont like this school at all. there are so many bullys and to much drama!!!! but the teachers are nice sometimez
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

Cleveland is one of the best school's I have taught at. The teachers here care about their students and want them to succeed. The teachers put in a 120% everyday.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 29, 2008

I am a student at Cleveland I am a transfer all the teachers where very helpful one my first day actually my first month that i was there! They are academically above average! The teachers,students,and staff are always happy and a big help! The school is a very clean and collected enviroment!!! I am happy to be a student at one of the best schools in Albuquerque.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2008

both of my kids have gone to cleveland and they lovew it everyone is so nice and careing i like talking with the principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

We just transfered to Cleveland and my son loves it ....The entire staff has been helpful and cheerful. He has really shown his potential that was lost for awhile during some struggles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

This is my daughter's 3rd year at Cleveland. She is a transfer student.(We live in another district). She has done great at this school. The administration is great! Lots of activities to be involved with. There seems to be pretty good parent involvement and academically my daughter has excelled at Cleveland. I will be sending my other daughter to Cleveland next year.
—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 40% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

211 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
37%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

226 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students36%
Female30%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native American35%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited53%

Reading

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native American35%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited53%
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 Students44%
Female47%
Male42%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native American29%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities2%
English Language Learner Current19%
English Language Learner Exited55%

Reading

All Students55%
Female65%
Male47%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native American29%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exited55%

Science

All Students44%
Female46%
Male43%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native American24%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities2%
English Language Learner Current6%
English Language Learner Exited36%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native American50%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Current36%
English Language Learner Exited70%

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Native American70%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Current43%
English Language Learner Exited60%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 59%
White 27% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 10%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Black 4% 2%
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 61%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Springboard National Demonstration School (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:05 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 4:20 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Susan LaBarge
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (505) 881-9441

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • After School Academic Programs
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses for students who ride th
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Archery
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Game club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Technology club
  • Writing Wizards
  • Yearbook
  • You to Can be a Math Expert
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Watch DOG Dads program
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Commanche Elementary
Arroyo Del Oso Elementary
Zuni and Governor Bent Elem.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Sandia HS
Del Norte HS
Nex Gen Academy
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6910 Natalie NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Phone: (505) 881-9227

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