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1616 Richmond NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 880-3744
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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
July 01, 2015
Terrible school. Do not enroll your children in this school. It is extremely lacking in organization, safety, and it is a low quality school when it comes to academics. This school is one of the worst schools in New Mexico and there was also a safety concern when it comes to risks of my children who I enrolled here. I regret ever putting them in this school and advise parents to not make the same mistake.

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July 01, 2015
This school is absolutely terrible and I regret ever putting my children in this school. It is a low budget, unorganized school and it is extremely low on the academic scale. I wish I had know the facts about this school prior to enrolling my children. Do not put your children in this school.

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January 20, 2014
awesome school. And its just down the block! I love Montezuma because of the passion of its teachers and the amazingly diverse student population. My three kids have moved through the grades and made great friends from all parts of life. Its a real school and not one that rich parents should want to escape from or parents new to ABQ feel shied away. Its a wonderful blend of acceptance and achievement! Help the PTA help your teachers help your students! Be a part of a community and activate learning in your child!

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October 25, 2013
My son went here for kindergarten and I ended up pulling him out in October. After emailing the principal and trying to communicate with the teacher with no improved results. I realized this school was in need of many improvements. I would not recommend this school as it is lacking in a sense of community and high academics.

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October 08, 2013
I went Montezuma elementary school from k-5 and i loved my school!, but these years its changed a lot!. I have a son who is special and they seem not to have a lot to offer to him and im getting tired that everyday he's at the principals office, and they have him bouncing from one class to another not knowing what to do with him and I think this is ridiculous! !! , and they also don't have many after school programs to offer.

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May 17, 2010
I went to Montezuma for all of my Elem. and I would say that it was the best out of all of the schools i went to. My 3rd grade teacher was teaching us Algebra and instilled in me a love and yes i said Love of math.

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April 29, 2010
I was a teacher there and it has the best faculty and the greatest people to work with..Everything is for the education of the kids .

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August 19, 2009
I have 3 kids who have gone to Montezuma. My oldest is went all her Elem years there and is now off to mid school. I think it is a great school, with great teachers, a wonderful and very involved principal and office staff, and has served my kids well. I still one kid starting first, and one starting second. Very excited to see what the school year will bring. Would recommend the school 100%.

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February 07, 2009
I am very sad to say that I would have to rate Montezuma a 4. I have three children at Montezuma and it has declined over the last six years. It is no longer a neighborhood school. The teachers are overwhelmed and there is a lack of community. The teachers seem to be having a very difficult time teaching to kids of such a wide range of academic abilities. There are a few exceptional teachers but overall the school is on the decline and many families in the neighborhood are transferring out. I am a true believer in public education but I do not recommend Montezuma right now.

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August 04, 2007
I think this is a wonderful and clean school

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October 11, 2006
As a university professor, I am really pleased with the quality of public education that our son is receiving at Montezuma. He is excited about learning math and science, and about reading, and looks forward to his weekly music class. The school feels like a large family, with a high level of parent interest and involvement. The new playground facilities are great.

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September 28, 2003
Montezuma Elementary is a wonderful school. Its'location means that 54% of our students are on free or reduced lunch, which adds a rich diversity in student ethnicity, background, and economic status. The teachers are incredibly committed, and parent participation adds tremendously to the classroom environment. Montezuma students excel in writing, and the PTA funds an art teacher every year. The nighttime activities such as open house, halloween carnival, winter arts night, and spring gala are fun neighborhood events in which families can visit [and] see their children perform. Also, Montezuma has a truly outstanding biligual program in which over 50% of the students speak Spanish at home.

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Montezuma Elementary School
1616 Richmond NE, Albuquerque, NM  87106
(505) 880-3744
Last modified Montezuma Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Montezuma Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top