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Desert Trails Elementary School

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Posted June 17, 2012

The school is great! The teachers are dedicated to their students education and with the new principals I feel welcome and comfortable at the school. I know my child is at the right school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2009

Desert Trail is a school that provides students with opportunities and considers their needs. The teacher continue doing their best to improve their students education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

Desert Trail Elementary has dedicated teachers who work hard to help students.
—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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
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 43% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 40% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
18%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities23%
English Language Learner Current54%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female67%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current49%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current32%
English Language Learner Exited65%

Reading

All Students37%
Female40%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current27%
English Language Learner Exited36%

Science

All Students45%
Female45%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current36%
English Language Learner Exited45%
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 Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current47%
English Language Learner Exited73%

Reading

All Students31%
Female41%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current16%
English Language Learner Exited48%
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 Students58%
Female69%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current33%
English Language Learner Exited78%

Reading

All Students43%
Female51%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current26%
English Language Learner Exited51%
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 97% 59%
White 3% 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 100%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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