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Manzano High School

Public | 9-12 | 1921 students

 
 

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Posted November 1, 2013

I don't have a kid that go there thank God! but after learning that one of their school counselors was involved in child abuse, bullying and harassment is working there? WOW! Check the public record if you think I'm joking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

My school has really great kids and they are all very nice, but the teachers are not really good at teaching. they do not interact with the kids enough they just talk and assume that we can soak in all that information. Manzano is really going to help me get a good future because the only reason I am attending this school is to play varsity basketball. Manzano is a pretty good school but who am I to say its the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2012

My son graduated 3 months ago. My impressions follow: Great English department; hopefully the same teachers continue. Great band program. The science teachers seem genuinely interested in the kids; but the administration doesn't help them much. Some teachers in the math department have the practice of retrieving the tests after the students have looked at them. This prevents the students from later studying the problems they missed. It also means the teacher won't have to worry about students sharing the same test with next year's class. In my education, this happened rarely, and was detrimental to learning. I don't think Manzano's math teachers are overly energetic, nor effective. When I called to talk to teachers, about 40% of them didn't call back unless an e-mail was sent to them with a copy to the Vice-Principal. Good teachers would call back within 24 hours, usually the same day. The others could take a week or more. If I had an issue with their teaching method (usually math), they would put the focus on my child, rather than their method. This seemed to be a common technique they used to keep from admitting any culpability or drawback of their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

Almost done with my Freshman year here at Manzano. There is one specifi teachers I'll never forget and that's my Biology teacher, Mr. Duran. He really really cares about his students and will give you his full honest insight about anything. But overall I don't think the teachers really care. Sports and BAND! Is huge! GO BAND(: Clarinets all the waaay:) If you want more socializing than education then go here. I'm hoping to go to Eldorado next year for a better education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2011

THE BAND IS ALL THAT MATTERS!!!! BAND BAND BAND BAND BAND BAND BAND BAND BAND!!!!! ESPECIALLY THE TUBAS!!!!!! GO BAND!!!!!!!!!!


Posted July 27, 2010

Very unhappy with this school. The teachers don't care actually the whole school don't care. My daughter went through 5 math teachers and still didn't find a good one. The spanish teacher she had, he had his favorites (the blondes) only. APS school system is not a great system at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

I love this school!!!!!! There are great teachers that are willing to stay after school and cut into their on time and help you. You can fit in any where here at Manzano. I am glad I am a student there!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2008

Manzano is a great school. It's great for kids who aren't involved in sports and are independent. I enjoy the school, don't go in for counseling, and get to know your teachers. It's not hard, it's dedication
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2008

Amazing School - strong teacher/parent commitment to the students. The best principle in APS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

Very disapointed in the teaching staff and the counceling department. As a divorced working mother I tried to keep updated on my son's progress using every means possible. I logged onto the web site to try and keep up with his grades. This does not work because all the teachers are not required to post grades to the web site (because; I was told '...some teachers are not very confident with using a computer.' (are we not in the 21st century?) and those who choose to post grades do not do it timely or regularly. I tried to call his counselor. This did not work because the couselor was never in and very rarely returned the calls. His secretary was more help but by the time I found her a week later she left the school. They want parents involved? Why don't they help us keep involved?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

Not happy with the school. When my oldest attended, the school was more goal oriented on education. But now Manzano seems to be more 'goal' oriented on sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

Students need to take responsibility for making their high school experience the best. Take AP classes and get involved. Manzano provided the best opportunities for me. The only problem with the school is the lack of compassion found in their counseling department.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2007

Teachers are probably the worst of the bunch there at Manzano. If your child is not involved in sports then they just do not care about them. My child went to Manzano for 2 years and I have decided to transfer my child to another school so we can make sure 'education' is top priority!! Manzano needs to be cleaned up, starting with the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

My child is a senior. I had reservations about sending her to Manzano but she has done extremely well both socially and academically. She is Co-President of the senior class and I have no problem recommending Manzano as an excellent school. The administration is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

Like the tee shirt says. New Mexico....cleaner than Old Mexico. Pretty much sums it up for Manzano High School. Less than average teachers. Sub standard counseling staff. Facilities average. All-in-all, pretty much on par with NM's next to last national rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2004

Tough principal, but is always out circulating with the kids. A lot of very good teachers! Campus seemed to me to be intimidatingly sprawling, but the kids do well there. Very, very good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I believe that the teachers and staff spend so much time trying to cater to the problems that they don't have enough time to do the job that parents are really expecting them to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

Manzano is a great school. Like all schools, there problems, but if more parents would get involved with their child, it would help. Mr Whalen is an A-1 educator, he really cares and it shows. The main thing is to support your child, and his/her education and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2003

I am a graduate of Manzano and a parent of high school graduates. Parents only know what they are told, here is my view from the inside. It was a good school when I went there just like any school. But there was a problem with the counseling staff, they did not want to work at it. Maybe they had their hands full with problem children but I slipped through the cracks. Have you heard about the tracks? Well you should be aware. If your student does not do well for some reason they will be placed into the blue collar track and not encouraged to attend college. The reason for not doing well is never a consideration. The individuals interests are never considered. When doing poorly they are never encouraged, just told how badly they are doing which reinforces self doubt. When I sought advice from the counseling staff I was told to not even attempt college because I would fail, I believed them. Since then I have discovered I believed a lie. I attended a technical school for computer programming and earned an A in all classes. I took the WAIS IQ test recently and was rated at 145. All I needed was to be encouraged but I was constantly discouraged. Don't let others discourage your children, don't you discourage them either. I did not believe in myself and my life has been harder without a degree, just try to get an interview without one.


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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 30% in 2013.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
African American17%
Asian57%
Hispanic29%
Native American42%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Current11%
English Language Learner Exited35%

Reading

All Students51%
Female61%
Male41%
African American46%
Asian61%
Hispanic43%
Native American32%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current11%
English Language Learner Exited40%
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 Students44%
Female46%
Male42%
African American39%
Asian62%
Hispanic38%
Native American26%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited53%

Reading

All Students57%
Female69%
Male48%
African American56%
Asian66%
Hispanic50%
Native American53%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited53%

Science

All Students42%
Female41%
Male42%
African American45%
Asian45%
Hispanic33%
Native American6%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited24%
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

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

362 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

362 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

361 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

362 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 Students43%
Female35%
Male49%
African American21%
Asian53%
Hispanic35%
Native American7%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners12%

Reading

All Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
African American42%
Asian60%
Hispanic51%
Native American27%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners19%

Science

All Students48%
Female37%
Male57%
African American39%
Asian53%
Hispanic39%
Native American13%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners8%

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female47%
Male62%
African American58%
Asian60%
Hispanic44%
Native American20%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners15%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 51% 58%
White 31% 25%
Asian 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 13%
Black 4% 2%
Two or more races 4% 1%
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 49%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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