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Chaparral Middle School

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Posted November 11, 2012

I forgot this my name is Mateo Hernandez the one who went to this school


Posted March 15, 2012

Chaparral Middle School is full of highly qualified teachers that work extremely hard to teach our culturally diverse students. We try to find different ways to teach our students. In addition, we have professional learning teams that study and utilize the best teaching practices. We need all members of the learning community - students, parents, and teachers to put in effort in order to achieve success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2006

Math and Language Arts are the focus areas for the school as they try to increase student achievement in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Law. Chaparral Middle School did not meet its AYP goal in large part to Special Education students who are required to take the Standards Based Assessment at their age level rather than their ability level. There are many fine students and dedicated teachers, but generally speaking, the majority of students are from homes of low socio-economic means. Many families do not provide books for their children to read, they do not take vacations to increase their child's experiences of the world, they only speak spanish to their children at home rather than encourage the child to practice the language that would make them successful in academics. Students are only allowed 3 years in a Bilingual program, afterwards they are taught and tested in English.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2004

The review just given is, sadly, true. Not only have there been many fine teachers lost, the principal turnover has been just as frequent, with an ever-worsening skill level, each one over the last 5 years getting progressively worse than the one before him or her. This parent holds very little hope for any of the striving parents who must live in our very poor community, and maybe that too is the problem. Pity our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2004

CMS has been unable to recruit and retain qualified teachers. My son who is in 6th grade has had 4 band teachers just this year. There is absolutely no opportunities for brighter children as the entire school day is centered around 'catching up' all of the failing children. Discipline consists of in school suspension only because the school cannot afford to send children home because they will then lose out on the government funding. The school has also announced that as of next year, the few extracurricular activities they do offer will no longer be available as the 'core' requirements are being doubled onto the students course load. I absolutely do not recommend this school however there are no other schools in the area to attend. I will soon be moving to a new area just so my son can get a decent education.
—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 41% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

255 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
11%
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 Students46%
Female51%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current19%
English Language Learner Exited68%

Reading

All Students42%
Female46%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current11%
English Language Learner Exited66%

Science

All Students26%
Female22%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited40%
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 Students51%
Female52%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current31%
English Language Learner Exited67%

Reading

All Students50%
Female49%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current22%
English Language Learner Exited79%
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 92% 59%
White 7% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
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 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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290 Lisa Dr
Chaparral, NM 88021
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