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Dolores Gonzales Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 466 students

 

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Posted November 14, 2012

this school has been a big let down across the board .. i don't even like going there to pick up my son up.. none friendly with a chip on there shoulders staff & parents.. i have a full grown son at UNM , he went to monta vista elementary and sandia high those are great schools.. Dolores Gonzales is not even in the same league. i fell my son is being let down. i want to move him to a new school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

I like the size and the location of the school. There are two afterschool programs that serve the school (one at the school and another at a community center across the street). I feel that my son is very safe here. The playground is not the best but the facility inside is very good. Kindergarten has a stove, refrigerator and parents provided many nutritional snacks. 1st grade class had an unbelievable large screen computer that provided an fabulous learning tool for the class. The P&T Committee are a very hard working group that has done a wonderful job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

The teachers are awesome. My son's kinder teachers are awesome. Thank you so much for everything you do for our kid's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I am happy with my daughter's exploration of Spanish. She is in the dual language program and comes home with new words all the time. Her first grade teacher, like the ones she had in Kinder, works hard. The staff is always helpful, and Mrs. Ortiz, the principal, is never too busy to hear a parent or student out. The only thing that the school might be lacking is extracurricular activities for kids of my girl's age. But I have actually recommended to school to my parent friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

I think Dolores Gonzales is a wonderful school. My son has been in the dual language program and is doing very well. He is in second grade and has had very support and wonderful teachers. We are active with the school and participate in Math Night and Science Night. Dora is a very kind and caring principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

One of Albuquerque's best kept secrets. The dual language program is excellent and Iwe have been very impressed with the rate at which our child is learning to read, write and speak both English and Spanish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

Dolores Gonzales has been great for our kindergardener. The dual language program already has him incorporating spanish words in his conversations. His teacher is caring and very enthusiastic and the class size is small. So far so good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2008

This school is far from great! There is to much emphasis on perfection. The teachers, principle and other staff expect far to much from these students. The school and many students that attend are poor and there are not enough provisions provided for them. Not to mention the school requires the students to wear uniforms, making it hard for many parents by having to buy a whole new wardrobe! Much of the staff has been there for years and in desperate need of retirement as it is apparent they cannot handle kids anymore!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

Excellent school, great parent participation, staff members are allways helping parents and children. Teachers work extremly hard to implement the latest curriculum. I am very pleased with this school.
—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 51% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

47 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 Students52%
Female48%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current38%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female43%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current35%
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 Students58%
Female63%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities36%
English Language Learner Current50%
English Language Learner Exited73%

Reading

All Students50%
Female59%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities21%
English Language Learner Current22%
English Language Learner Exited91%

Science

All Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities50%
English Language Learner Current50%
English Language Learner Exited73%
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 Students58%
Female52%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities30%
English Language Learner Current45%
English Language Learner Exited53%

Reading

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities20%
English Language Learner Current30%
English Language Learner Exited88%
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 93% 58%
White 4% 25%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 13%
Black 1% 2%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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900 Atlantic SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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