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Mc Collum Elementary School

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Posted August 13, 2014

Overall McCollum is a good school. I've had a little issue with a teacher not communicating enough about school work. I also didn't like that they didn't have a meet the teacher day before school started. As a matter of fact, we didn't even know what class they were going to until the day before school even started. As much as this school likes parent involvement, you would think they would give is the opportunity to meet the person we are trusting to be with our kids all day before we send them off to a stranger. I do think the principal is involved allot throughout the year. One teacher was really great with my child that was ahead of her grade level by preparing different work that was more challenging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2013

We relocated to Albuquerque in January and my son started after winter break. In general my son seemed very unhappy, and we started getting calls from the principal about HIM bullying. I was absolutely shocked. However, Mrs. McGill was absolutely amazing. Instead of just saying he's a lost cause bully, she actually took the time to find out what was really going on. She could have easily suspended him, but instead his punishments were more community service based. My son returned this school year, and he's like a new boy. His been put in a separate class from a child who was making my son feel like he had to bully to be cool. He has an AMAZING teacher, Mr. Boughn. My son absolutely adores him. Based on how Mrs. McGill has started running things, this school is really going to be an excellent and SAFE place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

McCollum Elementary is a very good school, especially compared with other APS schools. The principal and most of the staff are great with the students. My children's teachers have all been extraordinary, with the exception of Ms. Montoya whom teaches third grade. I honestly do not know how this woman still has a job at McCollum. Having personally witnessed both her complete lack of competent teaching skills coupled with her extremely disrespectful and abusive treatment of students, I would request a different teacher. Other than her, my and my children's experience with McCollum has been a positive one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

Good school. Ms. Juarez is an excellent teacher. There's is a new principal, and I'm sure she is going to do really good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

I have a daughter who has attended McCollum for two years. I am very happy with the education she is receiving. The teachers I have come in contact with have been nothing but helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

McCollum is a wonderful school. From the principal on down every single person we have come into contact with at McCollum has been interested, motivated and enthusiastic. They excel in the special ed department, they're prompt when repsonding to any questions you might have, they seem to know every single student's name within the first week of school, and above all, they care. We transferred our son there after a poor experience with another school, and all I have to say is thank God. We're starting our daughter in Kindergarten there this Fall, and I couldn't feel happier or more secure in our decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

My Son has only been to this school 2 days but is already showing signs of improvement, his Teacher is outstanding in his discipline area. The office staff is very friendly and the Principal was GREAT!! I have a GREAT feeling about this school. I have to drive 20 miles each way for my son to attend, but it is worth every trip. Thank you Mc Cullom Elementary for all your hard work and friendliness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

My son started at this school after the winter break from another APS school and by far it has exceeded my expectations. He loves and looks forward to going to school. There is great parent involvement. The school has great communication with the parents. The principal cares about every student and speaks to them indivdualy upon arriving. The front office staff was a big help with all of our questions. By far one of the better schools in APS. Great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2006

McCollum is a fantastic elementary school. The Principal is very involved and knows most students by name. 3 of 4 teachers we have been involved with have been extraordinarily helpful with teaching to the students not a generic class. The city also operates a before and after school program at the school for only $20 a week per child and $30 for two siblings (attending the school). The best thing about this school is that my son finally feels 'smart'.
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

68 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students46%
Female37%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female44%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged49%
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

Math

All Students42%
Female46%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female50%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities46%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female48%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities32%
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 Students31%
Female27%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female41%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities46%
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
Hispanic 59% 59%
White 27% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 10%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Black 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 74%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10900 San Jacinto NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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