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La Merced Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 577 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2013

I come from a family of educators and principals so I feel like I am extra harsh on schools and staff...with that said I have been very happy at SVE. My child has attended since 2009. I almost moved my child to another school in the district because I wanted him to attend a more established school, but after 1-2 yrs it was evident that this school was on the fast track to success. SVE is now one of the top 2 schools in Rio Rancho despite being fairly new. They have great related arts teachers and the gifted instructor is AMAZING. I volunteer quite often and I find that most of the parents that complain or have negative things to say usually have issues w/ their child anywhere they go and problems are not school specific. All children are different as are schools, and there is no one size fits all formula for success- our family recommends SVE to any parents that want to give their child a great elementary school experience, with a staff that cares and a smaller school population than other area schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

I like this school a lot. My child came from a 'traditional school' in another state. In general, she is sufficiently challenged. I like the emphases on character & safety. I wish the whole state & this whole district would get better math programs, however.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

La Merced has some of the best teachers and support staff in the Belen School district. They have a superior program for developing the reading skills of each student. Thanks to Mrs. Boyer, Mrs. Auge and their aid's.


Posted May 6, 2005

I have had children at La Merced for the past 6 years. Staff is great. An area that needs improvement is that the school needs to inform parents about what goes on inside and outside the classroom on a more frequent basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
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 40% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female61%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged49%
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 Students30%
Female29%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female52%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
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 Students32%
Female32%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female66%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students26%
Female31%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female65%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities0%
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 64% 59%
White 32% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Black 2% 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 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 Alame Loop
Belen, NM 87002
Phone: (505) 966-2100

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