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Capitan High School

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Posted September 10, 2014

As a former student's parent, my review of this High School is an awesome place to Learn and Grow. The staff and students here made us welcome, as we were from out of state. My children adjusted well, and I owe it to the staff and students. This is a top notch school. We may return, we pray, and continue their education here. Some complain about the school. Try living in a state with school ratings of 2-4/10. That's what we deal with til we return. Appreciate the school and staff! It could be so much worse. Take it from us, this is one of the greatest schools my children have attended. If everyone works together, it could get even better. Sincerely, A Louisiana Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

As a former student I can say that I regret that I did not research other options for school. I felt that Capitan High left me totally unprepared for college level courses in English and Math. Being such a small school the courses a student can take are limited to the general basics of english, math, and sciences. There was no advanced level core, or elective classes available. I feel that the teachers and administration, at the time, were partial towards students whose parents were on the school board, or those students that had been in the Capitan school system since elementary school. I would recommend researching other neighboring school districts before registering any child to an extremely limited academic institute.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 9, 2005

This was a great school system however we are beginning to have doubts about the High School. We have had a large turnover in Principals. Drugs are becoming more of a worry since our esteemed District Attorney does not see fit to prosecute those who are caught red handed. There are still some very positive things about our school. We have some highly qualified and dedicated men and women. Our sports teams are competative, considering the size of the school. The only program we do not have available is Art. Our music program is tops.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

Being a student at this school (2003-2004) I would say its a fairly good school. The staff (for the most part) was great. The principal was strict, but always fair. As for the students, their wasn't to many and word gets around fast. As long as you dont do anything to stupid they wont bother you. Their actually nice people. The school is fairly hard, but you wont get pushed farther then you can go. This school im not sure how its rated, but in my mind...it should be in (or atleast tied) with Ruidoso's ranking.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 6, 2004

Being a student here in the 2003-2004 school year, I have found that the high school, was better than I had expected. I heard that it was going to be hard from friends at a nearby school, but it was indeed easier than I thought it would be. In fact I had lots of fun! The classes aren't too big, but at the same time aren't too small, plus the teachers are able to get around to all of their students that need help during their classtime. I never really got into trouble much so I don't know much about the dicipline but I did have friends that got in trouble and from what I got of the stories the principal was increadebly fair! I would highly reccomend sending your son/daughter here. Plus there's lot to do in the area!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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 Students22%
Female30%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged70%
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 Students48%
Female53%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female90%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female53%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged36%
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

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students52%
Female60%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female73%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
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
White 65% 26%
Hispanic 29% 59%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 10%
Black 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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150 South Forest Ave
Capitan, NM 88316
Phone: (505) 354-2239

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