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Monte Vista Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted January 30, 2014

Wally is one of the best you could ask for. He brings a wealth of knowledge to my child and makes him laugh!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2012

My oldest son who is a senior at sandia high has done so well in school even with a slight learning disability in math .He will graduate with a 3.5 GAP this year .He got his start at Monte vista from K to 5th it was a great school for us . I never aging felt so closes to teachers and the path of my sons academic success for the rest of his years in school. my younger son will be 5 this year and we intend to move back to the UNM community witch is really home any way So the little one can start Monte Vista and his brother who 12 years ago was in kindergarten at Monte vista can start UNM.


Posted February 27, 2011

Monte Vista has some of the best teachers I have ever encountered, a supportive community, and an administration that helps the teachers be creative and flexible in their teaching methods. But it is really the teachers that make the school. They are without parallel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Wonderful place to grow and learn. I wish all of APS was this good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

I absolutely love Monte Vista! The Teachers are great and we learn a hole bunch every year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

Monte Vista offers a creative education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The school is focused on the wellness of the whole community, looking at physcal, socialand emotional health as well as academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

I agree with most of the other statements about Monte Vista. The teachers are awesome and the parents involved. The community around Monte Vista/UNM is very diverse both racially and economically. We love the school - the only drawback is the principal, who is unresponsive to parent and teacher concerns. Luckily, she can be avoided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

I was a student at Monta Vista and now its my daughters turn! She started kindergarden last year and LOVED it! Now shes starting 1st grade and there is NO OTHER school i would want her at!! WE LOVE MONTA VISTA AND THE TEACHERS!! Cathy Sierra is HIGHLY recomended!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

My grandson was in kindergarden last year and grew so much in all his skills there with the teachers he can read all the way up to 2nd grade books to me and is teaching his younger sister that is only 2 years old what he was taught now that is progress, Now i will look into sending my other grandchildren that with the help of there parents first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

My four children attended Monte Vista K-5 and it was a superb experience for all of them. Diverse teaching styles maintained integrity with strong and creative curriculum while always repecting students as individuals. Principal leadership provides a strong professional regard for teachers to maintaain personal style in this day of increasing stadardization of our society and its members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

My daughter has been there for three years, my wife and I have loved all of the teachers and programs. She has really grown at Monte Vista and is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

What was once the public elementary school to transfer to, has steadily declined in quality of education over the last 6 years or so. There are still some great teachers but they are becoming weary of discipline issues and lack of leadership. On the flip side, Monte Vista is a 76 year old school in the University area, which attracts all different kinds of families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

My granddaughter's third-grade experience at Monte Vista was superb. Her teacher was one of the best I've seen from my experience as a student, mother and now grandmother. I recommend MVE to anyone who wants a positive, quality experience for their child.


Posted August 1, 2007

Mote Vista is an awesome educational community! My daughter went there or grades K-5 and my son is now a 4th grader. They have both received an incredible education and we feel they are being thoroughly prepared for secondary learning. The school specializes in out-of-the-box and critical thinking skills! The fine arts play a huge role in the education of MV students. You won't find students walking in single file lines with their hands behind their backs, but you will find creative thinking and compassion and constant hands-on learning. MV is located close to UNM campus and classes OFTEN go the university campus for enrichment activities and learning opportunities. The staff at Monte VIsta - specifically the teachers and assistants are HIGHLY QUALIFIED and share a great deal of passion and enthusiasm with their students! Monte Vista ROCKS!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

I taught there, and feel that there is great parent involvement, the will of the staff and parents to work for what's best for kids and not just blindly follow orders about federal policy - most of the teachers are amazing, putting in many hours over stated contract obligations, and it was really easy to teach there. It's diverse both in socioeconomic status and ethinicity.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 11, 2007

The Principal is ambivalent to behavioral problems, and hostile when questioned. The teachers are great and work hard. Parent's are very involved. Great school spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

My oldest went to Monte Vista for all his K-5 years. I also have 3 other children in the school. The after school programs provide a variety of activities (free and cost). The teachers have worked with the children and have been an encouragement to our family. The PTA works hard on fundraisers to provide music and art at the school for at least one semester each. Parent involvement varies depending on the year, but seems to remain steady in its support. Even though we have moved out of the district, we have worked to keep our kids in Monte Vista.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities23%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities23%
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 Students61%
Female53%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female58%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female72%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students57%
Female55%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited40%

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 26%
Hispanic 42% 59%
Two or more races 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
Black 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 34%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3211 Monte Vista NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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