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John Baker Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 462 students

 
 

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Posted June 25, 2013

the teachers and staff are terrific, do a great job and really care about the students, the school, and the success of all Principal is awesome, very supportive and wonderful to work with, addresses issues quickly and effectively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2012

Love it love it love it, better than private school, the staff, the curriculum, the test scores, the children are thriving and learning, and are well-prepared for middle school. This is the best place you can send your kiddos! Parent involvement is spectacular, I knew the previous principal, and the present one is equally fabulous, supports the staff and listens to parents, they all work together and make it wonderful for all. One overjoyed parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I loved this school I was one of the 60's kids .I still remember Miss Donna Young she was my 2nd grade teacher and our coach John Baker May he RIP


Posted February 20, 2010

A very good school. I've had 2 childrens go through the APS system and am very pleased with John Baker. The teachers and Principal are very on top of things. Parent envolvement is high. I couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

This is our second year at John Baker and we have been very happy and impressed. The prinicipal, Mrs. Brigman, is very involved and very open and receptive to parent concerns. She personally met with me to discuss a school policy that I had concerns about. The teachers and staff are dedicated and good with the kids, even the substitute teachers we have had have been great. The PTO is very active. My son participates in running club and there are many other clubs and activities at the school to participate in. The PE teacher is awesome! The playground has a bit to be desired but the school has plans for new equipment from what I understand. We have met some nice people and my son has made some good friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

I agree with both reviews. I have spent 4 years at JBES. Excellent library program, best in the state!! Great staff, great parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

As a teacher, I never cease to be amazed at the amount of work and time teachers and parents are willing to give to make this school great. Teachers are knowledgeable about their practice, and do everything in their power to ensure student success. Families are actively involved in making the school great. John Baker is a great example of educators and families working together to achieve excellence.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2007

What can I say about John Baker ES? Nothing short of fantastic! We moved to this neighborhood when our oldest was 6 months old because of the schools and haven't regretted it at all. Three sons and 15 years at John Baker has proven what a tremendous school it is. The teachers are committed to doing the best job for the students. The principal is very approachable - both by students and parents. The PE program is varied and well-run. A school chorus of 4th and 5th graders presents two concerts yearly to 'overflow' crowds. The Library was chosen the best school Library in New Mexico in 2004. Parental involvement is high in the classroom and other areas of the school. Extra curricular activities include jogging club, jump rope club, and the chorus. You want a great APS elementary school - come to John Baker!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

91 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students63%
Female59%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
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 Students73%
Female64%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students63%
Female69%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female79%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities0%
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
White 50% 26%
Hispanic 35% 59%
Two or more races 7% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 2% 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 37%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12015 Tivoli NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: (505) 299-7486

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