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Bel-Air Elementary School

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Posted August 12, 2014

2012-2013 & 2013-2014 school years There is a mix of good and bad teachers but mostly bad. There is little to NO learning being done because of the class sizes, leadership and curriculum ( which teachers dislike, don't even understand and those who do have trouble explaining it). Most of the classes are out of control and by the time the teachers start to teach there is no time left. The recesses are poorly supervised. They have little to no time to finish their food during lunch time because they are rushed outside. The PE coach was great but has now retired. The GYM & class sizes is a sad excuse for the amount of children that attend. Principal is horrible and has no concern for student education, safety or anything else but herself. She is not respected by her staff or students because of her lack of leadership skills. She does not consider a child being verbally or physically attacked on a daily basis getting bullied (she thinks it's the one getting attacked fault). Kids have brought weapons and drugs to this school but have had nothing done to them. Reporting from students, teachers & parents is ignored by her. This school need new leadership or there is no chance for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

I love this community so much that I have been willing to stick it out with a ridiculous principal turn over rate. The majority of the staff want great things for this school. Please help us by committing to Bel Air your time and effort. We need parents and grandparents, aunties and uncles to be a part of the solution not just gripe about things that ARE fixable. We are a small school. Bel Air is not the only elementary struggling with teacher student ratios. No one gets aids anymore in 1st grade. I love this school and am not afraid to see if become a truly great school, but, we need help. This year I will be laying out hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars to ensure your child has an engaging, well planned environment designed to make learning natural and accessible. I can't wait!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 19, 2011

my daughter has been at this school for 3 yrs now, I feel that this school has improved, but not enough to keep my daughter there for the next two yrs... I feel the teachers have too many students in the classrooms and the students do not get the much needed one on one attention they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

My son is in 1st grade and this is his second year this school is sooo much better than last year. The principal is great and really cares for the kids not just the bottom line. The teachers seem to get along better and don't seem to be so stressed it's all great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

The school this year has shown so much growth. Teachers and students are more caring and show more interest in their jobs. The principal finally knows how to run a school and will call you back which is a first. Other support staff is wonderful and is more than willing to help. It is wonderful to see this school turn around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

The beginning of the2009-2010 school year has been fantastic. We have an amazing new principal who has the knowledge, experience and heart. Her leadership qualities will make us an even stronger school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2009

The new principal is wonderful. It seems as though she has turned the school around in a month. I've noticed so many positive changes and I'm looking forward to the 2009-2010 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

I have been a part of this school for quite sometime now . And my main concern is the attitude of the new principle she has taken away lots of things from our students that they have really worked hard and looked forward to these perks of going to school . However I have chosen to take my children else where this 08-09 school year due to having her as our principle this year ! I think the school has really went down hill since she started running it .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

I've had two attend and my son will start next month. I'm thoroughly unimpressed with the most of the teachers and the management of the school. The only teacher I liked was demoted for, I believe, having higher expectations than what folks these days are comfortable with. I also feel there report card system is useless. I guess the idea now days is as long as a child demonstrates some understanding of a concept, there performance is irrelevant. Until parents start expecting more from their children than 'Proficiency', nothing will change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

i wrote thew dec.2004 comment. since then nothing has changed. the teacher's are stressed and the ones who are promised help got little. the ratio has increased to approx. 17-20 students per teacher. only the kindergarten is given any helpers. the principal isnt as 'into' her job as i would like. she doesnt take suggestions the teaching and counceling staff are good, but get little recognition. i only hope things improve there for the next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2004

The 12/1 ratio of child and teacher is way way off. I have volunteered there very few classes have less than 15-17 students. It is very understaffed as far as teacher's aides go. They need alot more help the lack of extra help stresses the teachers and is not good for the students. The tutors are very caring and helpful. The aides they do have for the most part are good, a couple arent really into their job, due to lack of adiquate monitary compensation. They are over worked and under paid.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

60 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students48%
Female54%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female62%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current31%
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 Students34%
Female29%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native American30%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current13%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female61%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native American10%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native American10%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current13%
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 Students27%
Female26%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female37%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
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
Hispanic 70% 59%
White 14% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Black 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 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 88%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4725 Candelaria NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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