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Gov Bent Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 540 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2013

It is not great, but it's not bad either. For the funding they have, along with the students and parents they have to work with, they really do quite a good job. My son has attended GB for 3 years. He likes and knows not only his homeroom teachers, but his extracurricular teachers (art, PE, library), principal, counselor, gifted teacher, etc. They ALL seem to work together on my son's education, and I feel like I can ask any one of them at any time about my son and receive a thorough answer as to how he is doing not only in their area, but anything that they had heard or noticed. I wish that the school was doing better overall and able to focus on more difficult material in the regular classroom, but I truthfully believe that it is because most children who go to this school suffer from a severe lack of parental involvement in their education, which in turn gets blamed on the school. Education begins in the home, and a lot of parents in Albuquerque just find it easier to put all of the blame on the teachers, principals, and counselors instead. It's a true shame, because the children just continue to suffer! Keep up the good work, GB! There are parents who believe in you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

If I could rate the Principal leadership at a minus star I would, however, you can not use less than one star, so this should be an indication to those who read this review: The Principal and Counselor are both lacking in in what is right for the children of this school, their main concern is not for the child's education or safety, but just possibly a paycheck for themselves. Every child deserves the right for a proper education and to feel safe at school, we put out children into their hands and they could care less. The SBA scores are extremely low without any future improvement. The amount of bullying is astronomic. There are very few teachers who have what it takes to be outstanding. If your child is lucky enough to be in one of these classes, the parent should feel relief, because so much of the day is revolves around students who can not read or even speak english, which in turn takes away from your child's education. I sincerely hope you consider and please reconsider if you enroll your child in this school or even allowing your child to remain in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

I have seen some real changes occur at the school over the past year with the new principal and I think it is great. The math instruction is much more focused and the kids are going to have some consistency year to year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Gov. Bent is a very good school. A new principal has been selected and I look forward to seeing which direction she takes the school. Many of the teachers are very good, and some are exceptional. I would like to see more attention paid to the activities that take place on the playground, but overall I feel the staff responds to issues quickly and thoughtfully. There are many opportunities for parents to get involved. I think more parents should take advantage of these. A good staff, a good community, a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

I think GovernorBent is the worst school to take your children to. They don't care about the kids, and their education. What there care about is yelling at them and kicking them out. The principal is awful. They need a better leader someone who cares. They need to something about the education in New Mexico. Who they let run the schools. We need someone who cares about our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2004

My daughters have attended Gov Bent from 1999 to 2004, beginning w/Kindergarten for each child. We have had the most amazing teachers! This school has award winning teachers, wonderful family events, and a great admin staff. I would not send my children to another elemtary school, if you paid me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

In spite of the fact that the principal is not much to brag about, the teachers are truly amazing. Many of the classrooms are simply the best in the city due to the splendid leadership of the previous principal.


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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students48%
Female52%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native American31%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current46%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native American54%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current36%
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 Students26%
Female22%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native American17%
White25%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current27%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female56%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native American42%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Current27%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female41%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native American25%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Current36%
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 Students37%
Female28%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native American6%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current17%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native American28%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current8%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 59%
White 22% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 16% 10%
Black 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 80%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5700 Hendrix Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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