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La Luz Elementary School

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Posted August 30, 2009

La Luz has seen a vast improvment in the last 2 years or so. New programs have been implemented and the students are growing in their education. The staff seems really committed to excel in the classroom. My family has been in the La Luz district 3 years and our daughter is excelling because of the extra time out of each day put aside to cater to her needs. They do need a lot more parent involvment. There is now a discipline system in place which can be seen when I pick my daughter up from school. I would reccomend this school because the teachers look like they're working very hard to help all of the students there. And they have a friendly office staff which has helped my throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

This school has been a very bad experience for me. I have had many problems with discrimintaion and intolerance here. This has come from people who should know better. The principal has np discipline plan and many children have suffered because of it. There is a negative staff environment in which teachers are berated when they speak up. Many children are not having their needs met. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Especially anyone from a low SES or with a non mainstream religion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

Since we got our new principal I feel our school has improved tremendously. My husband, my daughter as well a myself have all seen a huge improvement. In my oponion the only thing that is lacking is parent involvement. If parents took the time to get more involved with their children as well as their child's teachers we might reach better test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2006

La Luz is not a very good school in my opinion. The staff doen't communicate effectively with parents. They seem to dismiss parent complaints and the teachers are not very welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 45% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
15%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

42 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students33%
Female47%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current21%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female65%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current21%
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 Students21%
Femalen/a
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited50%

Reading

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited60%

Science

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
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 Students20%
Female21%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited18%

Reading

All Students28%
Female37%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited27%
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 92% 59%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
White 3% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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225 Griegos Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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