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Grant Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 630 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

This school is terrible. The whole school is filthy and the entire student base in incredibly rude. They should start by getting rid of the hundreds of roaches. The discipline system is useless. The overall teaching is good but so little of the students actually care about learning anyways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2012

A great school,no fights, and very friendly, and no drugs a great school i recommend it for u
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

Nightmare school please if you can send you student to another school. The experience my son had at this school will hunt him for years to come. Two teachers bullied him another physically assaulted him because he had his jacket/hood on in the building. The principal has no control of his school. One teach called a young man the "N" during class. Anything horrible that could happen in one year did. Please parents don't sent your children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

this school is awesome and has really cool programs and the principal mr.rodney seems to be verry nice and verry funny! i recomend this school because alot of my friends love!! ms.benavidez is the best teacher u can meet and ms.burwinkle is a awesome teacher too!! Go Eagles!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I work there and we had it is outstanding as far as serving APS and the community as it is a community center. Principal Ed Briggs (retired this year) was SUPERB and integrating staff, students, and community!!! We also incorporate service learning as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

What i have to say cannot be said in 150 words or less. So quick and to the point, find another school. Most of the teachers do not try. The principal and the counslors do not care. Their before and after school classes are a joke. There are (like most public schools) too many students in the classes. Unless i quit my job and sat in class with my child, my child will not learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

With all of the great reviews here one would think they'd have an excellent school. My child cannot receive the special education supports he needs. They may have caring teachers, but they are overwhelmed. The split schedule is a great idea, implemented incorrectly! Not enough teachers. Great after school programs, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

My daughter is a transfer student and very happy at Grant Middle. I am very impressed by the principal's participation in everything that happens at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2008

Grant rox it has a friendly atmosphere and the teachers and students are very helpful to new students, the office staff is easy to work with as well!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

Grant is fun and helpful. I cant wait untill the next year starts!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2006

We are extremely pleased with Grant, I do not know the teachers very well since my daughter is in 6th grade, but the few times I have been in contact with teachers, office staff, etc...I have been very pleased. And Mr. Briggs is absolutely wonderful-very involved, and answers just about every single phone call-VERY UNUSUAL FOR A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL!!!!!! We love it, and our daughter loves it-We are VERY HAPPY to be part of Grant Middle School! Plus, they are wonderful with 6th graders, who may be a bit nervous about leaving elementary school!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 25, 2006

This school is very well rounded. My son will be an 8th grader this year and I'm very happy with his first two years that he spent at GMS. The teachers and parents care greatly. It's a diverse school. My son's in gifted and loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2006

Grant Middle School is a good place for students to learn and teachers to teach. The principal, Edgar Briggs takes time to make sure all people are appreciated and the students' individual needs are met. He does not lay down rules that are impossible for students to follow. He also communicates well with his staff. He holds high expectations for the students and the teachers, and exceeds thos expectations himself. When a problem occurs, he is willing to personally help solve it, rather than sluffing it off to another entity. He treats his teachers with the highest respect, he knows the district well and can solve problems and get things done within the district better than most principals, and he is friendly and approachable. Ed Briggs makes Grant a great school and if I could nominate for principal of the year, I'd nominate him above all others.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 8, 2006

I went to Grant until I moved, and I don't think that any school will be able to be as good. The teachers at Grant are the best, two of them specifically, helped me through a lot. Mr. Briggs is the coolest principle and he cares a lot about how are grades are, and if they aren't good he will help us get them higher. We have student council, orchestra, band, drama, chorus, guitar, and many other electives. The orchestra and band teachers are realy cool and know what they are doing. It's just amazing how much the teachers at Grant have helped me, and prepared me for everything.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 15, 2006

Our school is very high in education. The teachers our great.If the kids are sruggleing the will help and put them on grade monoerating. Which is a sheet of paper which we have to get our grades every two weeks and get it signed by a parent ,so the parents can keep track of grades. Our principal Mr.Briggs is very devoted to his job which we appriciate,he is a great principal. We have very devoted teachers. Grant Middle School is a school I would want my child to go to . I am glad I go there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2005

This is the best public school my children have ever attended. The expectations are high, but the staff is very good. They really go the extra mile for the kids. I cannot say enough nice things about the teachers. My kids were better prepared for high school than their friends ere, and they (my kids) did very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2004

I go to Grant and it is great. Our principal is really fun and cool but if you break the rules you do not want to face him. He would do anything for us and the teachers are the same I never thought that I would evertell one of my teachers about the boys I liked and other things that were going on in my life. We also don't have many fights at our school because we have a great police officer monitering the halls.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2003

High School Teachers say the students are better prepared in English than most. There's great counseling support, tutoring and discipline. Expect lots of homework. The free YMCA program after school is a plus. Stay in close touch and they will help you get the most out of this very friendly and academically challenging school.


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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 40% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

251 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
38%
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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

226 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
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

All Students40%
Female34%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited43%

Reading

All Students52%
Female59%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited57%
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%
Female40%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native American46%
White41%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities2%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited50%

Reading

All Students51%
Female56%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native American64%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Current11%
English Language Learner Exited61%

Science

All Students40%
Female38%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native American36%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited45%
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 Students40%
Female45%
Male36%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities16%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited47%

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities41%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited77%
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 56% 59%
White 29% 26%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Black 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 62%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:05 pm
School Leader's name
  • Paul Roney

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • 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
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1111 Easterday NE
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