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Kennedy Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 490 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2009

Kennedy is a diverse middle school located in a closely knit community. The staff goes above and beyond to help ensure student success. The school also offers before and after school tutoring as well as many other programs for student success
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

I find the principal at this school so very unprofessional. She has managed to make very good students hate to come to school. She has lied in front of the children and she has not protected the children at all. She has allowed several incidents to go un touched.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2007

KMS has come along way from the 'bad rep' they once had. Even with the lack of guidance from administration the staff continues to support students and parents. the school is comprised of teachers who care and want to make a difference. Discipline continues to be an issue but not the one it once was. District training continues to take the teachers out of the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2006

KMS Educators seem to be more interested in the test scores and not in the overall welfare of the chidren. They also have no uniform regulations for themselves thru the APS teachers contract. Both are mistakes in my opinion. Poor leadership from the top down along with average counselors lead to higher than average violence among students which leads poor learning conditions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2003

Kennedy has a diverse population and is a PTA Middle school. The teachers want to be there which in turn makes Kennedy a great place to learn. The administration is striving to be parent friendly. The staff is ready to go the extra mile for the students. There all kinds of wonderful after school programs. MESA, Student Council, afterschool sports, tutoring and much more.
—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 40% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

162 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
22%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

181 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
21%
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 Students21%
Female20%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic18%
Native American17%
White21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited50%

Reading

All Students24%
Female33%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Hispanic24%
Native American17%
White21%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current6%
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 Students23%
Female19%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native American0%
White31%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Current14%
English Language Learner Exited12%

Reading

All Students36%
Female30%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native American0%
White31%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities21%
English Language Learner Current17%
English Language Learner Exited42%

Science

All Students34%
Female27%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native American0%
White41%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities28%
English Language Learner Current14%
English Language Learner Exited35%
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 Students28%
Female27%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native American40%
White16%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited54%

Reading

All Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native American40%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities20%
English Language Learner Current17%
English Language Learner Exited85%
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% 58%
White 12% 25%
Two or more races 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 13%
Asian 5% 1%
Black 5% 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 87%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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721 Tomasita NE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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