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Sunset Elementary School

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Posted October 6, 2011

I cant say enough good things about Sunset. We moved here last year from Southern California where he tested 6 months ahead in reading. When he had his initial assessment at Sunset he was actually 4 months behind. They worked diligently with him and brought him up to speed. The principal and teachers are all amazing and willing to do whatever it takes to help my child succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

This school is a really good school, my child has went here for three and he says it's the best school he ever went to
—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 51% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

68 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students51%
Female55%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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%
Female48%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female57%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female63%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students42%
Female39%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities23%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities23%
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
White 54% 26%
Hispanic 43% 59%
Black 2% 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 53%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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