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Longfellow Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 282 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

Our PTO/WatchDOGS meetings were very informative and successful last night. We discussed innovative concepts for our next school year's parent/student/teacher/admin. compact and School Family Engagement Involvement Policy.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 12, 2013

My child just finished 5th grade at Longfellow, my other child will be going to 2nd grade. I got to say the staff is kind and willing to go beyond limits for their students. My child's 5th grade teacher is amazing. Sra. Acabal really prepares these students for middle school, she helps them go back and refocus something they may have forgot and helps th tp retain their skills in all areas. My child is independant and learning not to fear school changes. Mrs. Trujillo and Mrs. Martinez were a great team, they picked up the pieces of gaining a classroom that hadn't been fillled yet and created a phenomenol 1st grade class. They are well organized and focused on each students abilities. I look forward to continue my child's education at Longfellow. Mr. Ulibarri is a great principle and communicates with all parents, children and the community. The extra curriculor activities are great. Dance, soccer, tennis, and basketball are a great way to keep our children active. Thank You for the great years and the years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

My child just finished 5th grade at Longfellow. It is a small school with too much to offer but they need to be more organized and more supportive with the dual language education. Some teachers are outstanding!!! It is so sad to see some of them leaving Longfellow. Mr U is the best principal they can get. I am very thankful for all of those teachers who help my child during the past years Specially! Sra. Mendoza, Sra. Olguin, Sra. Marcano, Sra. Arzate, Sra. Acabal, Sra, Chavez, Coach B & Sr. Reyes. The Dual Language is something from the past. The FIne Arts Program is nothing anymore except for Sra. Sandoval, she is the only who believes on it. The office is a disaster with the two new ladies who work there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

As a mother/grandma and being part of the Longfellow Family for the past 15 years plus being part of the community, I will not blame the teachers either the past administrators, I will blame APS about their point of view about a dual language program. The big mistake they did was moving from a 90/10 to a 50/50 program I can understand their point of view but they never explained to the community. It is so sad seing the APS wants to remove not only an excellent program but also with all the budget cuts we are losing more and more teachers plus a great Fine Arts Program. This is not the only dual language school that is suffering. We pulled out our grandaughter from LFES two years ago and take her to Coronado and it was worst over there. My son decided to enroll her back to LFES. The main problem comes from the district not for the teachers. They are excellent and know very well about dual language but with all the new reading/math program and poor support from APS at least they are doing the best they can to offer an excellent quality of education on each grade level. In the past we had few teachers very upset creating a bad environment but they already left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

Having Mr. U as a principal is making a big different. He was my children principal and now with my grandkids as well. Every day not only the staff, parents & principal are working very hard to offer an outstanding and unique dual language program. I am very impressed about how well they have been doing this school year. Sincerely, The Grannie
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

My child has been at Longfellow since preschool and is now going to middle school and over the years the school programs have gone down a lot. My child has had some good teachers some not so good. The dual language program is the worst ive ever seen! Years ago Longfellow was the top school to go to but ever since the change is numerous principals and the language program I have seen many students transfer out. My child is struggling with school and the language program i feel catered to students already speaking spanish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

Low teacher quality, not a good enough dual language program, will be pulling my children at the end of the school year. I fear all the good, strong dual language staff is gone...somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

This is a wonderful school. The staff cares about all students. This year they offered many after school enrichment opportunities for free, including sewing club, tennis club, puppet club, math club, basketball, soccer, family literacy nights, extended learning (tutoring) plus drama/art/music/library/PE and 50/50 spanish immersion program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

I have been part of the Longfellow family for 4years now, the teachers are wonderful and caring always willing to go, go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My child went to this school since we are in the district. The supposed Arts program is no good, the teachers do not have any background or creativity, I do not know what previous parent bloating about. They have a 50/50 program (Spanish/engligh), for the federal funding $ ,however their setting kids for failure since in reality NM is still English speaking in working world,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

I love this school both my children are enrolled. Their teachers challenge them to think in a critical and creative way, they learn art, music and theater. The parent body is very involved and the teachers genuinely care about their students' achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

My son has attended Lonfellow beginning in kindergarden and he is now in the 3rd grade. He went into longfellow not knowing any Spanish and now he speaks, understand, reads and writes in Spanish. He is also equal in English. I love the fact that our Longfellow children are able to have class performances this is something that is lost in the regular schools. Longfellow is a dual language school that focuses on Spanish and Spanish traditions, but they are very diverse when it comes to other cultures as well. I am very pround of Longfellow and my sons progress. On another note I will have to agree with the other parents, the office staff could be a little nicer. They tend to be very rude and not willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2008

Front Office Staff very rude & ignore parents. Bullying not handled aggressively or by APS policy by counselor or teachers. Principal rarely seen in school. Require parent volunteers, but atmosphere hostile towards parents presence in school building. Over the top security since new principal. High Principal turnover at this school. PTO/staff conflicts over years. Consistently very, very unclean cafeteria & bathroom facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

Longfellow is an amazing school! The dual language and fine arts program is really unique here, I feel truly privileged to be sending my child there. The teachers are just amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

We switched our child to Longfellow in 3d grade after a less than satisfactory experience at [another school]. Longfellow is a wonderful elementary school which I think works well due to the teachers' dedication and the required parental involvement. This is truely a 'dual language' experience for all (children, teachers and parents) and the school does not just pay lip service to the dual language concept. We enjoy the plays the children do in each grade and how hard the teachers work with the students to perfect their performance for the plays. We feel very fortunate to have our child in Longfellow Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

I believe in this program however my son was put in a class that had nothing but sub's. When I asked him to be placed in a class with a real teacher I was denied. And because of this he fell behind because they were not teaching what was need. They also pushed them to the next level with out offering extra help to get him up to speed. I was let down by this. And was forced to take my son out of the school so that he can feel good about himself and want to like and learn in school. NOW this yr. I am having to do the work that was supposed to have been done in kindergarten. He now has to do two yr.s of learning in one. If you decide to go to Longfellow make sure your child starts early & with same& real teacher.
—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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

42 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

45 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students58%
Female44%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current62%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female50%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current54%
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 Students46%
Female41%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited80%

Reading

All Students52%
Female59%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current18%
English Language Learner Exited90%

Science

All Students54%
Female52%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities40%
English Language Learner Current36%
English Language Learner Exited90%
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 Students38%
Female39%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited70%

Reading

All Students40%
Female52%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited60%
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 90% 59%
White 4% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 10%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 88%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 Edith NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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