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Belen Middle School

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Posted October 10, 2012

Getting tired of Belen Middle School singling out my daughter, constantly calling and saying that she has been late to class, or not at school, strange how she has homework from the day and wasn't even there. When she is threatened or bullied nothing is done, but if she stands up for herself she treated like a criminal. It needs to STOP!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2010

Belen Middle School is a very good school. They have a great and supportive staff. I appreciate the effort they put into my education.


Posted July 15, 2010

look why does everyone think this is such a bad school look maybe your stuff was stolen and your daughter was thretend because they were talking tras or maybe there just wanabes or nerds if your not i apoglize but all the kids that bully get into a program called challange and the security miss. ruby is really strict it is a great school with great kids i thought middle school would be scary cause of all the roumers that go around it awesome the even did a dance in a hotel its a great school cant get an better!!!!
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Posted March 30, 2010

I am a former student from Belen middle school. Im in the 8th grade, I had to be taken out of school because a girl had threatened me. Also, I had my Ipod stolen...right out of my backpack...IN CLASS! The students texted and talked in class and nothing was done. They would swear and cuss at the teachers! and the teachers acted as if it was normal. well, it's not. Belen Middle school is horrible. It's not safe. and they dont teach. H-O-R-I-B-L-E
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2008

We just moved here from CA and all I can say is the schools out here in valencia county are horrible! My son is breezing by in school being taught things he already learned in 5th and 6th grade! On the otherhand, all the staff seems to be really nice and try and help where they can, its just sad that the Valencia county has such a crapy school system for our children........
—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 41% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
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 42% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

349 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
20%
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 Students42%
Female47%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited46%

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited50%

Science

All Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities16%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited47%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited36%

Reading

All Students55%
Female62%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities29%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited52%
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 72% 59%
White 24% 26%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
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 77%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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314 South 4th St
Belen, NM 87002
Phone: (505) 966-1600

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