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Yucca Elementary School

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Posted April 4, 2010

Yucca rocks! The teachers and principal engage the students in active learning and lead by example in everything they do. Families are invited and encouraged to be part of the learning process. My favorite thing about this school is that every day starts with a school wide assembly which allows the students to be motivated and inspired to be proud of who they are, and to be the kind of people they can be proud of.
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Posted July 31, 2009

This school is fabulous!! My oldest daughter attended Yucca and she loved it so much. To much delight my other child adores the school just as much. The staff is a big family. Every single teacher in the entire school is dedicated to the education of each and every student!!! We are so blessed!!!
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Posted February 17, 2009

I have a first grader at Yucca this year and have been very please with the entire school....teachers, support staff, principal..everyone! They've been awesome! I could not have asked for a better elementary school for my child!
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

51 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students67%
Female56%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited82%

Reading

All Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited73%
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 Students43%
Female45%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female45%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities15%
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 Students44%
Female45%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 53% 59%
White 45% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Black 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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900 North 13th St
Artesia, NM 88210
Phone: (505) 746-3585

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