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Mesa Alta Jr High School

Public | 7-8 | 459 students

 
 

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Posted December 5, 2005

This is the first year that my sons have attended this school district. My sons and myself have been very unhappy with the overall operation of these districts. The children do not like the principal. Many of the teachers seem as though they have other things on thier mind. The textbooks are old and outdated with pages missing and other various defects. There is a major lack of extracurricular activities offered because they obviously put most of the budget into the sports department. Overall, I give this school the lowest recommendation and would urge all parents to place your child elsewhere if at all possible.
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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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

220 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students34%
Female34%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native American17%
White41%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current11%
English Language Learner Exited45%

Reading

All Students48%
Female54%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native American24%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited60%

Science

All Students41%
Female42%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native American16%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current8%
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

All Students38%
Female34%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native American26%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exited37%

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native American31%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Current30%
English Language Learner Exited63%
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
American Indian/Alaska Native 35% 10%
White 34% 26%
Hispanic 30% 59%
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 70%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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329 North Bergin Ln
Bloomfield, NM 87413
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