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Montezuma Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 497 students

 

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Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted 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 .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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%.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

I think this is a wonderful and clean school
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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students32%
Female39%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native American42%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current24%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female50%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native American50%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current36%
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 Students27%
Female24%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native American17%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited39%

Reading

All Students34%
Female36%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native American25%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited31%

Science

All Students42%
Female46%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native American33%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited54%
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 Students16%
Female16%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current4%
English Language Learner Exited0%

Reading

All Students30%
Female43%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current13%
English Language Learner Exited25%
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 64% 59%
White 20% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 10%
Black 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
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 77%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1616 Richmond NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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