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Montessori Elementary School

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Posted July 8, 2014

TMES (elementary) & TMMS (middle school) is a wonderful school. The teachers, staff and administration are all very dedicated, caring and loving towards students and families. All of the teachers are state certified and also Montessori trained. Every student gets weekly general music, suzuki music and visual art. It is amazing the strides my child has taken in one school year! The new building is incredible. Each classroom is large with real Montessori material. There are Educational Assistant's in each classroom. There are more students in each classroom, but if you know anything about Montessori, you know that is so they form a 'community' and with the EA in the classroom, the few extra students are not a problem, it is actually a positive thing since they learn from each other. The school does do 2 large fundraising events every year to raise money for the EA's in the classroom since the state does not fund EA's salary. But MOST of the parents realize that the benefit to having an EA in the classroom outweigh a little extra effort from families on fundraisers. It is obvious the 3 reviews previous to mine were written by the same disgruntled, person. We LOVE TMES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2014

The new location has garnered many requests for donations and financial contributions to support the foundation. But gone is the support for students. The new location brought about increased class sizes exceeding 27 students per class. Gone are after school activities such as fall and spring events. Before/After care facilities are no longer able to provide a wide range of activities and student community bonding. The pick up procedures are a joke. The new location is one of the most congested areas of the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

This school has some great ideas and no way to properly implement them. They say that students are educated at an individual pace, but that is only true if the student is slower, not if they are faster. The Suzuki program is a good idea, but started way too late (it's supposed to be started in infancy) and again, there's no real way for students who already play one of the instruments to integrate into the program - they just make them start over. The art program is great, but in their new location, they stuck the art teacher in a tiny room with no storage. She can't do any big projects. The school constantly asks for money from parents but was oblivious to raising money through the big corporations in town, even though there are grants everywhere. EAs are constantly changing as they find better paying positions. Basically, this school is a great idea, with poor execution. There are some great teachers, but working within the framework they're given, they can only do so much. Also, in their letter to businesses asking for donations last year, I found 3 words spelled wrong and a huge grammatical error. Really? No proofreading available? At a SCHOOL?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

Montessori Elementary School was great 4 or 5 years ago. Now all the good teachers are gone. The school boasts a great Suzuki Program, what a joke. The teachers are unmotivated and office staff are unfriendly and rude. What is important is your tax dollars and not your children. Don't waste your time with this 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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
72%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
74%

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Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

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Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 52% 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 40% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

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

 
 
57%

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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 29% 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

All Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female67%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged47%
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 Students31%
Female25%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged47%
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 Students37%
Female19%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female50%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
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 Students57%
Female69%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female85%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged40%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female55%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged27%
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
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
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 50% 26%
Hispanic 38% 59%
Two or more races 7% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
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%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 796-0149

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