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Bernalillo High School

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Posted March 27, 2009

My daughter goes to Bernalillo High School and is doing great in all her classes. She currently has a 4.3 overall grade average. She is in all Pre AP classes, I get really angry when I hear people negatively criticize this school, I've said many times that a school is only as good as the students that attend it. I also firmly beleive that a good edcuation starts at home and with parents that care about their children's academic progress. People need to quit saying 'this school isn't teaching my kids anything' . If they'e that unhappy with BPS they should send their kids elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

BHS is a solid high school, a 'diamond in the rough' in my opinion. It has had issues in the past, but is vastly improved under new leadership and an energetic, supportive teaching staff. I send my child to school here, but have the means to send her to private school or another district, but I believe in sending my child to a neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

Bernalillo High School is really good, the teachers really do care about your grades and why your not doing your work. But many people are against them, administration is super good,security and discipline is more tougher then ever. over all BHS is good!! and this school year(08-09) is going to be the best year and good things are going to happen this year
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2007

The BPS District is taking steps to unify the community with it's efforts to support the Hispanic, Native American communities and is establishing partnerships with community leaders and businesses. My children are at 2 of the schools and are doing well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

Bernalillo has taught me good things, but honostly they lack the attention for students. They do not make the time and effort to ask if the student needs help, unlike the high school that I am attending right now.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2007

I am a parent and I have to say Bernaillo High School has improved over the years. The staff and most of the students have a possitive attitude for learning. As for violence, that is found in every school and Bernalillo has taken a step in the right direction not to tollerate it anymore! There are great students at this school and with the support of the teachers and parents they will succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

If anything Bernalillo H.S. is just average. We don't have outstanding acedemics, or a very good system in place, hopefully these things will come soon, but I doubt it. Too much violence, and kids that dont care!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2006

Bernalillio high is a great school to go to and to learn at.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2006

I am proud to say that I went to bernalillo high school. It helped me get ready for college by offering classes that I was able to get college credit for. Bernalillo has alot of great teachers that care about their students succeding in life and in school. They also have an awesome Drafting Program. Which helped me get into a great school and have now graduated and strted working in the field.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 5, 2005

Bernalillo High is a good school. Bernalillo also has one of the best pre med courses in the state. theres only like 2 EMT(emergancy medical Tech) courses in the state and we have one of them. The 2005 Class Validictorian Is at the 5th Highest college in the country (Duke University). Im proud to be a Spartan CLASS OF 2006!! A Maestas
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2005

Bernalillo High School is a solid school that provides many avenues for success. The AP program is continuing to grow, especially with it aggressive recruitment of the Native American community. Bernalillo High also provides a technology academy in cooperation with Sandia National Laboratories that is meant advance BHS participants into the highest levels of technological education and occupation available. BHS has an active marching band, as well as a prolific choir. Finally, BHS has one of New Mexico's finest basketball programs. It also has solid programs in baseball and softball. Overall, the athletic program is growing in participation and competitiveness. In ending, BHS is a fine public school addressing the needs of Native American and hispanic students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 12, 2005

I think the Pueblo Native American should start their own Charter School, so beralillo schools can stop abusing Native American Grants meant for Natives only. Why not, there's 60% of student's that are Native. One question, why isn't there a language program for keres people loseing their language. That's my reveiw.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

I think Bernalillo High would be a good school IF there were more then 10% of the student body that would like to learn. I also think the violence on campus is getting worse with less severe punishments. Teenage pregnancy is up and distracting!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 21, 2004

I think that bernalillo high school is a very good school. There are alot of great teachers and kids willing to learn. I'm proud to be a spartan!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2003

Great staff and a lot of teachers who care about the students.


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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 30% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%
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 Students23%
Female13%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native American15%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current4%
English Language Learner Exited26%

Reading

All Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native American26%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current6%
English Language Learner Exited43%
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 Students24%
Female18%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native American18%
White33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited35%

Reading

All Students43%
Female41%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native American33%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited53%

Science

All Students29%
Female22%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native American24%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current14%
English Language Learner Exited35%
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

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

210 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 Students23%
Female26%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native American11%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners3%

Reading

All Students42%
Female37%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native American33%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners8%

Science

All Students32%
Female27%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native American22%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners5%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Female25%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native American23%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners5%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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
American Indian/Alaska Native 47% 10%
Hispanic 45% 59%
White 7% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
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 100%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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250 Isidro Sanchez Rd
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 867-2388

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