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Del Norte High School

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Posted September 17, 2013

This school is great, whether it be the honors classes, the fine arts, or even regular education highly recommend this school. The teachers really take time to help the students and the administration is great. Also schoolpride is amazing and I bet we could beat any highschool in the spirit department... Go Go Knights!!!


Posted September 1, 2013

I really like this school. My teachers and other staff members are very nice. I really like their new buildings. I do not like the lunch room because the pizza is yuck and the tables are dirty. Why is this school rated 6? I want it to be 9 or 10


Posted February 28, 2011

Del Norte has a very diverse population of students, the principal, school leadership team, teachers/staff all strive to meet the needs of all students. They offer a wide variety of classes to meet the individual students needs (from non-english learners, special education to the community college to the college bound student) Parents are given every opportunity to become involved in the schools activities, from class offerings to sports etc., but way to many do not take the opportunity to. My child has done exceedlingly well and is very pleased with the majority of his teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

My 9th grader , loved it the first day of school and doing very well .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

My daughter has really blossomed at this school. The student body is diverse, her teachers have been excellent and the counseling staff has been unbelievable. The track teams has also been great. It's the smallest high school in the city and it was just what my daughter needed. We transfered her from the largest in the city where she just was not doing well, academically or socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

Del Norte has been an excellent school for us. My son graduated in 2006 & I currently have a son who is the 10th grade. The teachers are excellent and the AP courses are wonderful. Every kind of level of student is helped and educated at this school. It is the most diverse school in Albuquerque. My son who is in college has said he was ready for college and all his peers due to the fact of DN being so diverse in student body. The sports are also there if you want to play and actually be part of a team. Go Knights!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

My sons experience at Del Norte 2 1/2yrs has been a sad one, some of the teachers here are great but others are really a sad story, when a teacher tells you 'no matter what you do you are going to fail'. It kind of makes you wonder if they know their job.? They have so many Subs here that students don't learn the assigned subjects, they don't need babysitters they need teachers. School spirit can be important I agree but lets get back to learning, high school is not just a place to spend 7 hours a day socializing with friends.Needless to say he has been put into another school now that concentrates on learning for the future. I mean come on, they are our Future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

Academically the school is great. The population is small and it allows more one-on-one help. Sports and extracurricular activities that are available are wonderful and the teams give everyone a chance to show what they can do, not just play people who will win. Del Norte is so great with the different types of people hanging around one another and the parents are so helpful and devoted to their teenagers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 1, 2003

I love the atmosphere at this school. The size and the students. It is like a home away from home. I feel just as safe at this school as I do at my own home. I know the school spirit is one of the best in America. It's just great and I would highly recommend this school to anyone who wants their children to have open minds and learn and have fun also while having a sense of security.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2003

Del Norte is a very diverse school. It is one of the most unique in Albuquerque! The teachers are excellent and really care about the students. It teaches how to work in an environment from all sorts of people with different backgrounds and races. This school has a wide range of activities and special programs.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 30% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
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 Students24%
Female27%
Male21%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native American14%
White35%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current6%
English Language Learner Exited30%

Reading

All Students34%
Female42%
Male25%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native American18%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
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 Students37%
Female34%
Male39%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native American23%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited42%

Reading

All Students54%
Female57%
Male50%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native American36%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited48%

Science

All Students32%
Female28%
Male35%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native American19%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited26%
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

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 Students35%
Female31%
Male39%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native American26%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners22%

Reading

All Students50%
Female60%
Male41%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native American48%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners22%

Science

All Students35%
Female31%
Male39%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native American30%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners15%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Female44%
Male46%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native American37%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 62% 59%
White 19% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 10%
Black 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
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 61%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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5323 Montgomery NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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