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Eldorado High School

Public | 9-12 | 1932 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2012

I had a good experience at Eldorado and found the teachers very engaging. If I moved back to Albuquerque, I would be happy to send my own children there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2010

This school has it all. An active involved administration, excellent teachers and challenging courses. This school offers it all, and students will be engaged and enjoy the learning experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2010

EHS has a lot of good things going for it. There is a sense that teachers understand that students have unique learning requirements and do their best to develop lesson plans that engage them, rather than simply generating busy work. Some jaded teachers teach only to the test and not to the students. The challenges teachers face, however, is a lack of general support from administration. The administration seems more pre-occupied by throwing their weight around as administrators with offices far removed from the classrooms, teachers, and students to really care about the experiences of those within the classrooms. Parents are given attention, but seemingly only based on their income. Solutions to problems are not often addressed; rather, a sense of finding someone to blame for the problems is more prevalent. The overall sense of student safety continues to be a growing concern, and little administrative support is given for discipline.


Posted October 13, 2009

I used to go to Eldorado and it was the best school I have ever been to. It is much beter than the one I am going to now, and I felt that I had many more options in what classes I was able to take. Also, the courses were challenging enough so that I was able to learn well and excell in school, but not so hard as to cripple everyone who attempted to take those courses.


Posted October 4, 2009

Eldorado High School is filled with hard working and dedicated teachers who do whatever they can to help their students succeed. Because it is not a Title I school, most of the state and federal funding for education passes the school by. Most teachers purchase whatever supplies they need out of their own pocket and they are actually getting ready to cut the funding resources for electives like art and foreign language. This is one of the few schools in the district that actually offers ceramics, photography, painting/drawing, Spanish, French, and German. We want these programs to continue so that students have the opportunity to obtain the best education possible and maintain the school's mission to instill a lifelong love of learning for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

I've had two children attend Eldorado. They have both excelled in English. The school has done the best they have with the assets they've been given to give the best quality education available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

Best school ever. Teachers are great and friendly. Parents need to ask their kids what they think of it rather than making the judgement themselves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2008

This is one of the best schools in the city. My daughters are both in college and excelling from the excellent preparation at this high school. The staff was absolutely fantastic (especially the science department) and helped my children to realize their future endeavors and goals. I could not imagine having sent my kids anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

My child went to Eldorado until the end of 11Th grade. The teachers and admin. staff are totally incompetent. the security staff is a joke, and harasses students on a daily basis. They are a perfect example of someone with too much power. This has to be the worst high school in the heights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

Eldorado has been a joke since the day it opened its doors. Today (2008) same-as-it-ever-was: Consistently indifferent teachers (like head of math department too lazy to teach math, teacher of Chemistry who knows zero about chemistry, week-long movie screenings in lieu of lesson plans, and dufus projects like making and coloring comic books to learn about literature--in high School!) This school would make a great third grade experience for the average child of that age. Your tax dollars at work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

Special education teacher Deborah Garcia is the best I've ever encountered
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2006

I am ashamed by the teachers here. They are more interesed in getting batteries, kleenex and germ stuff than TEACHING. My student was failing three classes and I had to call, e-mail and go to the school to get some help with what he was doing. The counselors are lacking also. APS needs to get back to why they are here'TO TEACH'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

Chose to be in El Dorado district over others because of: welcoming and open nature of administration, ninth grade academy, and lack of snooty attitude. Pleased with our special needs daughters' ninth grade year. Most teachers made real effort to stay in contact. Had minor issue with one; worked out with help of counselor and ninth grade advocate. Wish the physical plant were a bit shinier, but not a huge detriment. Would recommend anyone coming to ABQ to interview at ALL high schools you might be interested in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

My child just finished freshman year. The music department (band) is outstanding. BUT... mean spirited, disaffected teachers, overwhelmed admin. and a dangerous campus are perculating under the surface of this school. If your student hase ANY special needs he will not find it here or any other APS public high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

My daughter is a freshman at Eldorado. The choir and drama depts there are outstanding however some of the teachers (especially Cseko) can be quite demanding in their expectations. They had to do a project that cost me over 100 dollars! I work a 12 hr shift and i am a single parent. It is ridicoulous to have to put that much work into a highschool level project. I did 4 years of college and never had to do anything that demanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

My child has completed the ninth grade at El- Dorado High School and has learned alot about Romero and Juliet, and geography. His knowledge of geography came at a very high price however since he was required to rent a costume [$50] , laminate and bind a report [$8], and prepare a regional dish from a country he was researching {$12] in order to merely pass the class. I'm a single parent of several children, work two jobs, and don't have the money, time, or education to assist him in any of his assignments. I can't afford Eldorado, and as a result, he will drop out of school before he graduates. Where is the common sense in this assignment? It cost me $70.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

I graduated from Eldorado in 97. We moved into the district during my junior year of HS - the teachers, students and staff were all very friendly and helpful and made the transistion very easy. The teachers were caring and involved and while there could have been more honors/ AP courses, there was a good selection and a program that offered community college courses on campus so you could get both HS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 5, 2005

Bureaucratically top heavy. Totally incapable of stimulating a gift student or offering suggestions regarding alternatives. Schools leadership seemed to be a place to park incompetent teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

Eldorado is the best high school in the country. The teachers are amazing, especially Johns (both), Pompa, King, Dunn, Henry, Geissler, McDougall, Veitch, Kahl, and Weidner. Thanks for making my high school years so awesome! I'll never forget you guys.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 30% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
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 Students50%
Female49%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Hispanic36%
Native American42%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities19%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exited44%

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
Hispanic50%
Native American42%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities20%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exited37%
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 Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
African American58%
Asian84%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities22%
English Language Learner Current23%
English Language Learner Exited61%

Reading

All Students75%
Female83%
Male66%
African American83%
Asian79%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities24%
English Language Learner Current23%
English Language Learner Exited44%

Science

All Students66%
Female62%
Male71%
African American50%
Asian58%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities19%
English Language Learner Current23%
English Language Learner Exited56%
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.

451 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

451 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

451 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

451 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
African American46%
Asian59%
Hispanic54%
Native American50%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
African American64%
Asian47%
Hispanic64%
Native American75%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
African American64%
Asian35%
Hispanic55%
Native American42%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
African American73%
Asian47%
Hispanic69%
Native American33%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
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
White 56% 25%
Hispanic 32% 58%
Two or more races 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 13%
Asian 2% 1%
Black 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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11300 Montgomery NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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