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Petroglyph Elementary School

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Posted July 17, 2013

My kids did fabulous at Petroglyph! You always have a teacher that maybe only fits the bill marginally but saying that I thought overall being involved for 8 years in the classroom and PTA ...I would rate it stellar for a public school. All but one teacher really worked with my kids and me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

I miss Petroglyph more than you could know. There were such bright, caring teachers there and I still smile, remembering those beautiful children. I enjoyed my time there tremendously and save memories of the learning we did together fondly. I wonder if it's time to paint paw prints in the walkways again? Hugs, Petro -


Posted May 26, 2011

I did not care for my child's teacher this year. She said if I had any concerns to address them with her and when I did, she made me feel like I was overreacting. Considering how most parents feel about bullying, I don't think I was overreacting when my son came home with marks on his arms when another student grabbed him and dug their nails in his skin. I also noticed he didn't want to go to school and felt the teacher singled him out at times. As for the principal/assistant principal go, I have noticed they are more chatty with parents they already know and barely acknowledge others if at all (me included).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2011

I'm glad that some parents do have positive experiences with this school, but I am not so lucky. First of all, yes the principal is not as friendly as principals of my children's previous schools. If and when she does wave, it's done with a straight face and so quick that by the time I get my hand up to wave back she's already looking away. One of the two ladies that answer the office phones has been really rude and sarcastic to me on two occassions I really try and avoid calling or going into the office at this point. Lastly, according to my kids their teachers are "okay", but they do not making learning fun nor are my kids as excited to go to school as they have been at their other schools. I am hoping next year is better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

Comparing Petroglyph to other schools, including the ones situated in other states, the atmosphere, safety and operation of the school is conducted professionally. I believe (all schools) should follow the example of Petroglyph, by teaching our children(s) to become a decent and well respected individuals when they become an adult. I thank you for supporting my children the time they attended the school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

Excellent school in almost every way! Teachers highly effective, qualified, and caring, and the principal, while occasionally more "businesslike" than some parents would like, does have children's best interest at heart and has managed to HELP Petroglyph become one of only 15 out of 120+ schools in APS to make AYP. Great family-oriented school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

My husband and I have had a very positive experience with both teachers, principal, and vice principal. Our son was being picked on in Kindergarten and his teacher, principal, and vice principal took it very seriously. They kept us informed, took care of the behavioral issues, and took it seriously. We would have taken our son and future children out of this school if it weren't for all of their professionalism and follow through. We are thrilled with the school and look forward to our 2 next youngest attending there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

The staff is very good and is very highly qualified over 80% with masters degrees, over 26 nationally board ceritifed. The principal lacks experience and sensitivity with childeren and I think part of that is not being a parent herself. It is unfortunate to see the staff have to work around her instead of with her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2010

How is it possible that an administrator with such obvious contempt for young children, especially those with special needs, is promoted from Assistant Principal to Principal? Petroglyph Elementary's young and inexperienced Principal is dishonest and disrespectful to students, parents and teachers alike. As a current member of the Petroglyph PTA, I have witnessed her categorically undermine the concept of public service and the institution of the public school system - she runs the school like a dictator - it is "her school" (yes, she said that) and every decision is hers to make, without any consideration towards the best interest of her students. APS should be embarrassed and held accountable for the damage she has caused.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2010

This school is not what it used to be. When the Assistant Principal took over after the Principal retired last year, she threw away all that was good. The new principal is extremely inexperienced, has absolutely NO control over her staff and is very dishonest with parents. I have never seen a staff allowed to behave as unprofessionally as the ones at Petroglyph. It is truly disappointing. We had to remove our children from this school as a result of the verbal abuse our child was forced to endure, while the Principal turned a blind eye. Parents beware - if you have a child with any kind of special needs find another school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

This school used to be great until the principal changed. We had to remove our child from this school because of safety issues and the principal refusing to be supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

This is a great little school. My older son went here from K-5 and my youngest is in kindergarten this year. Like any school, there are good and bad things, but the teachers have always been very caring, the school is very clean and the principal is very involved in making this a great school. If there is a downside, it would be that it's a little small for the # of students who attend. There are a lot of portable classrooms. But all in all, highly recommend!
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Native American39%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female89%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Native American31%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities27%
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%
Female50%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native American18%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female67%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native American36%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female53%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Native American27%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students62%
Female56%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native American50%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited69%

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Native American40%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited92%
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 57% 59%
White 29% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Black 2% 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 43%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5100 Marna Lynn NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
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