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Alta Vista Middle School

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Posted May 4, 2006

Good school with dedicated staff. Well organized and has a good leader in the principal. I have send my two daughters to school there and they have excelled at the high school due to the great education that recieved at Alta Vista.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2004

Great school, good mixture of cultures in one school, great caring attentive teachers. I have had 4 children attend AV and all four of them have done very well...
—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 40% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

210 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
21%
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 41% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

160 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
24%
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%
Female24%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female41%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students22%
Female28%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current16%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female43%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current32%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female22%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current16%
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 Students31%
Female36%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited33%

Reading

All Students51%
Female57%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited75%
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 69% 59%
White 28% 26%
Black 3% 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 74%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 South Alta Vista
Carlsbad, NM 88220
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Phone: (505) 234-3300

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