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Garfield Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 329 students

 

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Posted January 8, 2011

i went to garfeild for one and a half years. i had to transfer mid year. the teachers have no control over students, the prinsipl does nothing, the students bully other kids because of race religon weight or mental/physical disablity or even how smart they are! over all a horrible school. i would rather send my children back to elemetary than to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

Garfield staff has been working very hard with the students to improve the environment. The school has a positive atmosphere and the staff really cares to make sure the learning at this school is top notch. There have been problems, but those are now decidedly in the past.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2008

I was a parent who went to Garfield and now have a child who attends. At first I believed Garfield would be a bad influence on my child so I sent child to another school. My child got into alot of trouble there and not any at Garfield. I will now be having another child going into middle school next year and my choice is Garfield. I believe there is a princpal and staff who really do care about thier students and try thier best to provide a safe environment for our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

I used to be a student at Garfield and they had great principals,Excellent teachers who cared about you as a person, a wide variety of after school activities, and there really is not bad crime at Garfield. All the kids and teachers, also parents act like family. and i Garfield middle school kids and teachers are very active in the community. Garfield middle school is also big on Character. they have character counts activitys quite often and try to teach the kids about good leadership. i am now in high school and i believe going to Garfield middle school helped me physically and mentally. i now have great leadership, and i have been nominated to whos who among american high school students and i believe Garfield middle school is the main reason why i was able to get that nomination.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 12, 2004

I am student at Garfield and I truely believe that we have a wonderful school. We get a bad reputation becasue of the gangs and violence, but no one ever heres about the good stuff. We have an at leas 2 after school activitys everyday, we have teachers that care enough to come to school regardless of the bad kids because they see the potential in the good ones, we have character counts trips to reward student that are really good but may come from a bad family and cant afford it. No one ever cares about the good stuff! Peopole in the community want to say that the teachers and the administration don't try, but they don't half the whole story. Our parents group is very small indeed but they are a dedicated group of parents. If more parents tried to get involved we would have a much better school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

Garfield is a school with no long term potential.The leadership is in the game of profiling students, instead of teaching overall curriculum. I feel we a community need new managment in our schools!!
—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 40% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
6%
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 41% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
14%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

135 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
9%
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 Students33%
Female30%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current6%
English Language Learner Exited32%

Reading

All Students51%
Female49%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current31%
English Language Learner Exited44%
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 Students27%
Female30%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited39%

Reading

All Students35%
Female45%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current4%
English Language Learner Exited31%

Science

All Students21%
Female28%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current4%
English Language Learner Exited15%
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 Students26%
Female26%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current12%
English Language Learner Exited31%

Reading

All Students45%
Female47%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Current12%
English Language Learner Exited62%
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 87% 59%
White 5% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Orchestra
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Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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3501 Sixth St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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