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Harrison Middle School

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Posted July 25, 2013

i love this school because teachers are great with the students love the people and the food surprisingly :)


Posted September 1, 2012

I do not recommend this school. There is a huge drug and gang problem here. And the curriculum is very poor, and not very challenging, but they did have an average sports program. My daughter only attended this school for one year and I transferred her out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

Scores are very low overall, we came from A-rated schools in both CO and FL, very shocked at lack of improvement in last 3 years. Some teachers have shown inappropriate behavior/attitude in front of students, pricipal is very quick to address these issues though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

Scores are very low overall, we came from A-rated schools in both CO and FL, very shocked at lack of improvement in last 3 years. Some teachers have shown inappropriate behavior/attitude in front of students, pricipal is very quick to address these issues though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I have no rating for HMS because my child is a first year student. Althogh I may give the school a rating for the awarness of the faculty and staff. I did have an enjoyable registration with my son, and have been made aware of my son's late arrivals. I am glad the school is keeping up with my childs attendance. I do have a few questions? Why is this schools rating so low compared to the rest of the district? Is the rating of the school only based on the testing basis of the district? How is it that I may be sure my son is receiving a good education when it is unusuall for my son not to have homework? It would be nice for the teachers to give us parents a call once in a while and just let us know how our children are doing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

HMS is a school where the teachers are more diverse and thus more closely reflect the diversity of the student population. A number of teachers are from or are very familiar with the community and have great emotional connections to it. While no school is perfect, I think the majority of what is going on at HMS is good and heading in an even better direction.
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Posted June 27, 2009

I have been associated with HMS as a student, parent and employee. I had normal difficulties as a student, and my childeren (2) had simliar difficulties. What was most satisfying is many teachers go beyond the norm to ensure students are cared for, not just educated but cared for. The school is situated in a tough area, but the staff and faculty enforce the standards. I am over all happy with the schools commitment to excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Great school my son said The teachers and staff are very good with the students and that they helped him out when he needed it and the teachers tell me they want the best for their students. We are from another state and we love this school. My son is in 8th Grade and he loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2004

Harrison Middle School is a school for kids that don't need any structure. At this school they let their kids do whatever they want. It seems as though they are afraid of the kids. My childs grades went from A's to F's and she has been influenced by nothing but negativity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2004

My daughter has attended Harrison Middle School for 6th, 7th and 8th grade. The academics and teachers are great at Harrison. The classes are challenging and very educational. My daughter has not had any problems at all. The school is a very culturally rich school. The principal, Mr. Sam Obenshain, is one of the best principals you could ask for. He is a great leader and role model to students. He encourages them constantly to do their best. I highly reccomend Harrsion Middle School if you are looking for a great educational experience for your child!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

273 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
13%
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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

271 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 Students24%
Female27%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited31%

Reading

All Students26%
Female31%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited40%
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 Students20%
Female21%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current6%
English Language Learner Exited31%

Reading

All Students30%
Female37%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited44%

Science

All Students20%
Female19%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited26%
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 Students21%
Female27%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited20%

Reading

All Students48%
Female59%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current24%
English Language Learner Exited55%
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 91% 59%
White 6% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
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 100%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3912 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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