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John Adams Middle School

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Posted March 26, 2014

I come to John Adams and I personally think it is a very good school that cares for it's student's education. Although I wish that it would handle bullies and other negative acts in the school better.


Posted September 27, 2011

Generally fine teachers, though a few slackers. Principal desn't seem to support or encourage the whole staff. It would improve everything if she did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

John Adams is the worst school I have dealt with. The teachers do not communicate with the parents. They all seem to team up and attack the student instead of helping and coming up with an action plan to better the student. Very unorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

this is one of the best schools ive been to! the teachers are great and fun... i love john adams, and im a panther!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2010

i think john adams is wayyy to strict on dress code. im a 4.00 student and i follow the rules ans atuff but the dress is too strict and sould let go some rules.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2009

Ou know wat i agree with theese last few comments the dress code is way to serious we would be 1st not 3rd in greatest schools if it werent for them worrying about dress code and they blaim it on the parents they are complaining about this not agreeing..... i love this school but faculty grow up i understand you dont want the cloths to be gang realated but stop worrying about it there is more important things than dress code... Try test scores for example,our education.......
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2009

john adams is the best middle school in albuquerque i only been there for one year and ive had an honor role everytime there was one if you ask me i think its the best school ever but some of the teachers i had gave me to much problems like ms.gutierrez the sixth grade social studies teacher but one of the best teachers there is mr.newcomb a 7th grade teacher he helps out all the kids and is a really funny and cool guy and great to get along with.!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2009

John Adams is one of the worst schools I have ever had the misfortune of dealing with. If they worried about something other than dress code and who gets to wear jeans on Friday, maybe the students could get an education. Everything about the school is unorganized. The right had does not know what the left is doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

John Adams is a great school. Though like any other school it does have its problems. Dress Code, is one of the many problems with John Adams. A lot of teachers worry too much about the dress code. One teacher spent 10 minutes of class waiting for a kid to tuck his shirt in. I really don't see the problem with it, its not like were breaking the law or anything. If it wasn't for that John Adams would be the best school to go to. =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2008

I had my son here for a year, thats when i finally realized this school has way to many problems, this school worries on dress code more than other larger problems like in other comments mentioned. This school is an older school also in need of inprovements, I sent my son to Jimmy Carter, several blocks away. It is in fact a lot more safe, and the schools campus is in better shape. Some of the teachers at John Adams are infact great, but they would never keep in contact with me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

I agree with review that I just read about this school worring too much about dress code and not enough other things. My daughter , who is a straight A student, got her sweatet taken away from her because it was a pull over. I thought that was wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

The faculty worries about dress code too much and a lot of the teachers are cool but some of them are way too strict
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2004

I fell that some special needs students do not recieve appropriate academic and or emotional or psycho social interventions even when stipulated to by IEP guidlines. It appears as though the administration does not want to own up to their current substard treatment of such issues and this saddens me. I am taking my child out of district to another 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 40% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

231 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
12%
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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

268 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
13%
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 Students23%
Female25%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities2%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited27%

Reading

All Students38%
Female42%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited51%
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 Students24%
Female29%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current11%
English Language Learner Exited36%

Reading

All Students43%
Female44%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current26%
English Language Learner Exited58%

Science

All Students25%
Female23%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current6%
English Language Learner Exited30%
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 Students27%
Female25%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited29%

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities23%
English Language Learner Current26%
English Language Learner Exited50%
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 89% 59%
White 7% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Two or more races 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 85%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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5401 Glenrio Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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