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L B Johnson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1169 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2014

Started off great. When my daughter approached 7th grade, girl we're trying to jump her for no reason. The faculty there did nothing to stop the bullying and prevent it. We had to switch schools. One of teachers kept calling names such as stupid, and pathetic. Two years later my son started there. when 7th grade started, same problem occurred. The faculty did nothing to help or stop. The principal was very rude as long as the other teachers and counslers talked to me like I was stupid. I was constantly down in the office. Some teachers there are great, but others don't take interest in the students. The front office, counslers, and principals are very unfreindly. I don't recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

While the school is large, I have found the teachers,staff & volunteers to be dedicated, helpful workers. They are challenging my son (6th grade) with his schoolwork, and I beleive they are putting forth their best efforts for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

I appreciate now that my child is in 8th grade, I see an increased focus on preparation and expectations for high school. There is additionally an impetus of encouraging students to become more responsible and accountable. So important this day and age as so many parents do not oversee and encourage their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2013

My child is in special ed and the teachers seem to be good but the assistant principal for special ed Jennifer Montano does not care about the children, if you give her complaints she will never follow up. If you tell her something about your child for example....you feel your child is not in the right placement or class she will always fight you back and have something to say against you as if she knows your child better than you. She has a really bad attitude and does not like to be bothered with parents. When you complain to the principal he refers you back to her he is lazy and doesn't do anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2012

my daughter attended this school in 7th grade and first semester of 8th grade. this school does not put up with misbehavior from students and all rules and especially the dress code were strictly enforced. teachers are in halls between classes monitoring what is going on. i also volunteered at the front desk so i witnessed parents being called continuosly for misconduct. it is a safe environment and they are 100% anti bullying---if you have a disruptive rule breaker type child they will not make it at this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2012

RECORD YOUR CONVERSATIONS! I had a huge problem last year while my child was in 7th gr. While learning that my child missed class, I was told by the art teacher how my child explained to her the reason she was gone was due to being hurt on the foot she had foot surgery on a week before. The teacher questioned me. I confirmed my child DID have foot surgery. I asked the teacher if she had offered my child an opportunity to go to the nurse's office to be checked. She argued with me. I asked her again, "Did you offer my child a chance to go to the nurse?" She argued more. She began yelling. I requested the principal's contact information from her. The teacher then pulled an UNBELIEVABLE stunt. She started screaming, "I wont be talked to this way, I wont' be abused!" At the time of that conversation I had lost my voice and could not speak normally. I had to whisper. I could NOT yell and never did, nor would I. It became very clear that the Art teacher was crying wolf; acting like a "victim". When the fact was she began yelling the moment I requested to talk to her supervisor. How sickening, appalling and UNETHICAL!!. I will never trust the administrators of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

This school is terrible. I began seeing problems from day one. I was informed this school does not accept failure but my son consistently failed every subject he needed to be placed in special education they did not do not anything to assess him until the week before he got out of 8th grade. I even volunteered at the school on a regular basis. There was no communication. Now my daughter who is in 8th is having problems and the school is not addressing this correctly. She is being bullied in the classroom with the teacher present, and the couselors state that there is nothing they can do. The only thing going for this school is parent volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

My daughter is an 8th grader this year and we have been very happy with our three years at LBJ. We have had some issues with bullying, but after speaking with the teachers and also the administration, in some cases, it has been taken care of. It is very important that parents be involved in their children's school as much as possible. The parents who are involved are generally happier than the parents who leave everything up to the school. I have and would recommend LBJ.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

The highlight of this school is the music program. Both the orchestra and band teachers are outstanding. My son attended 6-8th grade and was in the 'gifted' program. During his 6th grade year, the gifted program included science and math. Mid-year 2008, the one gifted teacher that my son liked transferred to another school. They were only able to fill the position with teachers with English, literature, and social studies qualifications, so those were the only 'gifted' classes offered. I discussed this with the gifted program coordinator, but she basically said that is just the way it is. I thought that it was a terrible waste of instruction time, since there are many more interesting teaching opportunities in science and technology fields; compared to decomposing sentence structures and studying literature themes and plot techniques. Otherwise, the AP courses were OK, and overall my son had a reasonably good experience at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

My son is special needs and gifted and just started school here for 6th grade. I have found the teachers very helpful and willing to work with my child. I especially appreciate the PE program which has accommodated my son and his needs. I also appreciate that they have started some new programs for these children this year. The nurse is great and very understanding with the children. I also like the anti-bullying program they have in place and that they segregate the 6th 7th and 8th graders. The only complaints I have are with the special ed program. Since my son's class is brand new there are some growing pains, but especially problematic is that the head of the special ed dept seems to be overworked and overwhelmed. This is more due to having enough people to do the work as opposed to the teachers and staff from trying to do their best for the school. Hopefully this will improve
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

I agree with the comments about the school's focus. I don't know if it is the administration, or the parents, or the teachers, but there is far more focus on adherance to dress code than on education. The past principal was terrible, and despite my best efforts to meet and address one teacher's abusive and discriminatory behavior, she never met with me once. It took letters to the chief of staffing at APS to get any action taken. The current principal is clearly focused on discipline rather than progressive approaches to education, but at least he was available to meet with me and addressed the bullying behavior one of my children was experiencing. Some of the teachers have been wonderful. Some of the teachers are not there for the kids. The atmosphere of the school is not conducive to a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

This School is great what are you guys talking about. I feel the comunication is poor because the kids parents choose not to stand on the teachers side and take their childs side. You guys should grow up and stop being your child's friend, because each school you go to there is discipline and different methods of teaching. Teachers have a harder job becuase you guys dont choose to disiplice your childreen so thats why they are disrespectful to others and bully others. DISIPINE YOUR KIDS STOP ACCUSSING THE TEACHERS


Posted May 21, 2010

I love the music department! We have an amazing Band and Orchestra, taught by incredible teachers! Great Job!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Beware of LBJ Middle school! There is a huge culture of 'bullying' here, and most of it happens in the classroom with the teacher watching! A huge problem though is the new principal. He 'bullies' the kids just as much as other kids do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

I would not recommend this school to anyone. The communication between staff and families is non-existant. My child went from staight A's to barely passing. The teachers overload these student with homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

I want to transfer my child to another school because of the poor eduation and lack of fair disipline to both parties, unfair displine actions to minority children. Trying to get a transfer is like trying to get my child out of prision. They'r more concerned about dress code than education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

I think LBJ is the most wonderful school ever! The teachers are great and the school communicates with the parents often. I would recommend this school to alot of people, so come and join LBJ middle school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2010

LBJ is the most wonderful in all of Albuquerque . The staff is great to studets and parents. They keep the parentts very up to date on things happening at school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 5, 2009

As a parent, I have found it difficult to discuss concerns with administration here. I have found that many of the teachers are wonderful and are willing to work with parents and students and show a true concern for the education of students. As an active member in the PTO, I have a deep concern regarding administration's attitude toward the dress code here. I feel that 'policing' the dress code takes too much time away from actual education and brings the educational atmosphere down. I hope more parents can get more involved in the school, and hopefully, work to bring about necessary changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

This is a great school with a wonderful staff and good leadership. If you look at the data, the performance exceeds other schools in the area consistently. This school has high expectations, sends home frequent information and works well with parents. The only drawback I see is the high number of student transfers into the school.
—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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

306 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
41%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

295 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native American36%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited48%

Reading

All Students54%
Female52%
Male56%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native American36%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities28%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
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

Math

All Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native American65%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities28%
English Language Learner Current18%
English Language Learner Exited60%

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Native American61%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities28%
English Language Learner Current36%
English Language Learner Exited81%

Science

All Students58%
Female55%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native American50%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities33%
English Language Learner Current27%
English Language Learner Exited50%
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native American50%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities28%
English Language Learner Current32%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Native American50%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities36%
English Language Learner Current47%
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 67% 59%
White 24% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 10%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Black 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 40%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Cafeteria
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

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Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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6811 Taylor Ranch NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
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