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Griegos Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 366 students

 

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Posted March 1, 2014

My son who is currently in 7th grade had an awesome experience while attending Griegos for all of his elementary education. The principle at that time cared so much for each and every child attending that he knew them all by name. My daughter currently attends Griegos but will be transitioning to middle school next year. I have to say that the past two years do not resemble the previous at all. There are so many teachers that were there so long that retired. The current principle will walk right by you without saying a word. Its hard to believe how things changed so quickly from a blue ribbon school to a average school. I can see the writing on the wall and am glad that my kids are about finished .I hope that it improves though because my 4 year old will be going to kinder soon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2014

I really used to love the school. Over the last 2 years I have seen nothing but chaos and disorganization. I feel the school has lost the overall feeling it used to have. I think I will be glad when my kid is out of there. I think the lack of leadership is showing and this school is headed down, way down!! To many "personal" hires, to many teachers that were great leaving. Just today punishment for dropping a ball in PE was 25 push ups? Really? Punished for dropping a ball. This school needs to get back on track. The kids have 1 recess, which 15 minutes of it they are required to walk. When do they have time to be kids. Lunch time is short enough. Activities one the playground are limited...girls can't make bracelets? Really, where is there harm? The homework can take sometimes hours to finish and the kids are exhausted. In talking with some of the other people that have dealt with the schools, 10 minutes per grade was sufficient. You already make them learn above their grade level. Although it was once a top ranked school I don't see it anymore. I see nothing of what this school used to be. So glad it's almost over!


Posted August 22, 2013

This has been a really top notch school with truly amazing teachers. Some of the teachers have been leaving and I only hope that it can continue it tradition of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

Griegos has been such a wonderful experience for our family. This is a top-ranked school, last year it was the best school in the state, serving generations of families in a lovely community. The teachers are all outstanding in every way. They give their all each day to make sure kids actively learn in a safe environment. May the school continue to set the high bar for rigor. Griegos proves that every child has the potential to soar. We will miss Griegos very much, but take with us the spirit of 'doing the right thing at the right time' always. Thank you teachers and staff, you are the best!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2013

This school is a great school. The new principal is ethical and follows the rules. She is visible and goes out of her way to meet with parents. It is evident that she puts children first and creates an environment with the belief that every child can learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

I have been very dissatisfied by the lack of leadership and communication shown by the new principal in this school. I am just grateful that my children only have a very short time left there. I am saddened for the community because I believe this school is now on it's way down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

An outstanding faculty & administration along with parent support create a top notch education environment for excited and willing students


Posted April 23, 2010

Griegos has been a great experience. I have 2 kids there and they both have had great experiences EVERY year. This school is full of dedicated teachers and staff. Most importantly, Griegos expects everyone (teachers, students and parents) to AIM HIGH! The expectations are high and it shows in the results. We considered private school and are very happy we chose Griegos.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Creative approaches to teaching and training which are seemingingly impossible since so many of its children live in poverty. They often do not have materials and electronics in the home that average families provide their children. They deserve more!


Posted April 22, 2010

This school has thrilled despite its demographics -- primarily minority with 65% of its students at or below the poverty line -- because its staff, families and community work together to provide an environment that encourages and supports student growth and achievement! I am proud to have my child at Griegos and to be a part of the Griegos community. ElizMartinez
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Because it offers students a creative and well-balanced education within a public school setting and its very important to demonstrate the value of public schools in this environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

Griegos Elementary is the whole package. A great principal, qualified and caring staff and involved parents. There are under 20 students in most classes and the teachers really get to know each student very quickly. Within the 1st week of school my daughter's teacher knew her strengths and weaknesses and immediately put a plan in place to address them. To be honest, I'm not sure one could find a better private school. Keep up the outstanding work, Griegos!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

Griegos elementary school in Albuquerque New Mexico has the highest expectations for there staff and students. It's the best elementary school in the city
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Griegos Elementary School is a small, academically challenging, and customer friendly school. It offers a staff of dedicated professionals, small classrooms, opportunities for parent involvement, and a clean, student friendly campus. The principal has an open door policy and is always available to speak with parents and students. Griegos Elementary School has a long list of students wanting to attend from outside of their attendance area as the school's great reputation is substantiated by it's data. My two grandchildren attend Griegos and love it. I know my grandchildren will not be left behind academically and will have a strong academic foundation to succeed in middle school, high school, and college. Thank you Griegos!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

You can spend thousands, if you want, on private school and your child will not get a better education than the one offered at Griegos. The community involvement, the level of communication and the high expectations for academic achievement and behavior make for a truly outstanding school. Griegos rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

This school is awesome! I went to this school as well and it truly was the foundation of my education. I live out of district for this school but I drive the distance for my boys. The drive is worth it. I wouldn't do it any other way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

This school is like sending my child to a private school in public school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

I went to this school and i loved it so much! the teachers were great!
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

55 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students79%
Female72%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female58%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
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 Students71%
Female77%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female74%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female87%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
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 Students70%
Female68%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
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 83% 58%
White 14% 25%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 13%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Black 0% 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 64%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4040 San Isidro NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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