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Chaparral Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 886 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2011

Chaparral Elementary is a great school. The Principal Ms. Goldberg is amazing, she has an open door policy that gives us the parents a true feeling of community. My daughter is just finishing up her 1st year of school and I am extremely happy with her progress. The staff in the nurses office are the best! Believe me, I work at another school and feel blessed to have them at my child's school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Because it is a wonderful school with a wonderful amount of word of mouth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

small class well focus on studies a parent must to help kids with home work parents learn too now after dinner i must do homework
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

My Son is entering the third grade, he has had some difficulty adjusting to his peers. He loves school work...for now, the friends he does have are great. The teachers are great here at Chaparral. They are consistant and offer individual help to my child, my child has learned to deal with misbehaving students, I'm now confident that he will have a great year not only academic, but a pretty good social year. If the teachers wern't so amazing, along with the principal my son would have gone to a private school this year. We have worked hard on the whole peer pressure situations and will continue to steward him through the tough times in elementary school. I was very impressed with last year outcome, overall quality of work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

Our son attends Chaparral and we have very pleased so far with the teachers. They hold students accountable for their learning and teach them responsibility along the way. I have to agree with everyone else with regards to the front office staff. They need customer service training.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

Overall, I really think highly of Chaparral. My children have only attended the lower grade levels (k-2) but I have been very happy with their teachers and educational progress. The only compliant is with the front office staff who have repeatedly made me feel like I inconvenience them. They are parents, students and visitors first contact and they set an atmosphere of intimidation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2006

I was apprehensive about sending my children to Chaparral because of the large number of students; however I have been pleasantly surprised at the outcome. My children have received a superb education at Chaparral. They have had wonderful teachers that challenge them and hold them accountable for their own learning. I highly recommend Chaparral Elementary School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

My two children attended Chaparral for several years, overall the teachers they had were great. Mrs. Ortiz and Mrs. Fasano were wonderful. The classes were a little over crowded and students are unable to get one-on-one attention with the teachers. The front office staff need to take some courses in inter-personal skills. Time after time, they treated kids, parents and grandparents like they were intruding on their personal time.
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

136 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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

127 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students49%
Female54%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native American50%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Current39%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Native American67%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities35%
English Language Learner Current57%
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 Students52%
Female55%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities22%
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited61%

Reading

All Students58%
Female65%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities31%
English Language Learner Current36%
English Language Learner Exited67%

Science

All Students58%
Female59%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities41%
English Language Learner Current27%
English Language Learner Exited45%
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 Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited45%

Reading

All Students64%
Female70%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities42%
English Language Learner Current25%
English Language Learner Exited74%
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 72% 59%
White 15% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 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 67%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6325 Milne Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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