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Chamiza Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 586 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted December 21, 2012

this school is wonderful, safe, and has the best teachers. my daughter had mary kay brudos and she is a hands on teacher and recognized that all children do not learn the same. she gave me insight into my daughter and nurtured her. my daughter's confidence level went through the roof. i could not have asked for a better experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I have two doughters and both attended Chamiza Elementary. The teachers were so good to one of my doughters assisting her on achiving her goals to graduate. My doughter had a learning disability and by providing all the assistant she was able to write and read. The Special Ed classes during her years at the school were very dificult for us and the school as well. My doughter was able to graduate from high school and also attended collage. With out the school assistance and the teachers devoted attention to students with some disabilities , the student never will be a very funtional and active member of the community. I commend the school for a job well done with students that face learning disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

My Daugther has the best teacher and loves her school all the people who work there are great!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

My oldest son began kindergarten this year and I was, to say the least, very nervous about starting at a public school. I had him enrolled in a private school, but withdrew him before the school year started. Chamiza has exceded my expectations!!!! His teachers Mrs. Blea and Mrs. Garcia are exceptional. I do have to add that the other kindergaten teachers at Chamiza also fit this category. I am pleased to witness their kindness, exceptional teaching ability , and balance of dicipline blended into every day the children attend school. I have researched the other grades and I'm just as impressed. I know I made the right decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

Chamiza is a great school with excellent teachers. My two kids have go there and have had great years there. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. The parent involvement allows for nice extras like book fairs and a yearly jog-a-thon in addition to other things that are fun for the kids. We could not be happier with the academics and the safe, happy environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

I am very happy that my child attends chamiza. The staff is super friendly and willing to go out of their way to meet the childs and parents needs! My child has exceled extremely and loves to go to school! I feel that my child is safe while at school and my mind is at ease while I'm at school. I love Chamiza!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

I went there. The Teachers Are great! I love their teaching method. They have monthly check ups, great princibles.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

My child has attended Chamiza Elementary for the last 3 years. It's a terrific school, and the teachers are always willing to go over and beyond to help their students. The teachers are wonderful about keeping a great parent teacher relationship, which is great because if their should be anything wrong, you will know about it immediately, plus when your child is doing great, you will know of it and it makes you feel really good. I would recommend this school to everyone. Our community is really awesome and we have our school to prove it. Thanks proud parent of a chamiza student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Chamiza is a great school. Both of my children attended this terrific elementary school. The Teachers are wonderful, and the staff is very helpful. This school encourages parents to be very hands on and make your child feel very special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

Professional and dedicated staff and high parent involvement are all big at Chamiza. The population is somewhat economically diverse and pretty middle class. What is lacking is after-school programs, only a handful. The teachers have collaboration time in which they share with the staff the best of their professional development. The PTA is as good as its leadership, but parent participation in all other aspects of the school promotes a very good environment. Great public elementary school!
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
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 45% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

122 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female90%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities12%
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 Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female67%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities5%
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 Students57%
Female52%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female67%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities0%
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
Hispanic 55% 59%
White 35% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 10%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 1% 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 32%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Albuquerque, NM 87114
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