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Arroyo Del Oso Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 415 students

 

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Posted January 6, 2013

By "Process" I mean dicipline, interaction, empathy, concern" Intimidation and fear are the tools he uses to scare straight students even in kindergarten. True
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2012

We have had a great experience at Arroyo Del Oso. They teach the value of being "Responsible-Respectful-Caring and Safe"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

ADO is an awesome school with an outstanding staff whose principal has recently retired. It has come to our attention that our new principal was originally transferred to Mission Avenue, but was rejected by their pta and staff. If he wasn't fit to lead Mission Avenue, why is he being transferred to ADO? Just wondering about the judgement of APS officials.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2009

Arroyo Del Oso is the best Elementary School in Albuquerque. They love and care for our children like they were their own. Everyone from the principal down to the cafeteria staff are awesome! My two children have thrived there. My oldest has moved on to middle school now, but still loves going there to get his little brother because he misses it soooo much. I have been involved in the PTA there for 4 years and it is an amazing experience that I will never forget. We include every child and their family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Both of my girls attend Arroyo Del Oso and it is an awesome school! There is a lot of parent-involvement and the PTA does a wonderful job organizing events. The principal and the staff really care for each individual child and are just outstanding! I could not ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I feel that they have a very positive attitude in teaching and helping the children learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

What I love most is that we still have an elementary school that uses its head. The kids STILL get recess, kids can ride their bikes to school, kids can walk home from school without an adult hovering over them. The skills they allow my children to develop by letting them do this are priceless. The teachers are wonderful, the principle is one of the top in the nation (yes, she is, literally... won an award for it, too), and the above-and-beyond mentality of everyone there is just phenomenal. Thank goodness for ADO!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

I have had my kids at ADO for 4 years now. I have found the PTA to be a great resources for families and teachers. I am very pleased with the leadership and all of the teachers dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2005

I love ADO! We moved out of the district 3 years ago, but have sent our kids back because we love it so much. They have a great academic program, including pull out enrichment classes for gifted children. But what I really appreciate about the school is that all the faculty work together to improve the literacy of their students. They are constantly encouraging reading. They also have excellent behavior and character programs. They encourage the students who are doing well to keep up the good work, and they help those that need it to make better choices. I am very pleased with Arroyo del Oso.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2004

2 of my children attended school here and we will soon send our 3rd. We have put off moving so that our 3rd child can attend arroyo. It is such a wonderful and loving place. I cant say enough about everyone there. My children have gained so much being students. They hated to miss any school and mt oldest cried his last day this year because next year he will be attending middle 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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students58%
Female60%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current30%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current50%
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 Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities40%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities40%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female63%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities23%
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 54% 59%
White 31% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 10%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Black 2% 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 55%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6504 Harper NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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