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Cliff Elementary School

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Posted January 17, 2011

The teachers and principal are outstancing. They have been great with my grandchild. I don't know what we would do without them.


Posted May 8, 2010

One Of The best Schools I have seen in awhile the teacher realy care about the kids and there education and have much more to offer then most other schools I've seen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Good teachers, dedicated staff, great programs to help kids.


Posted April 21, 2010

It is small but run by a brilliant faculty and is truly like a big family. The seniors even know all the younger students and look after them. A great school academically - small but a treasure.


Posted April 21, 2010

I love Cliff School because it's all about community and teaching children in a rural natural setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Cliff Schools are unique in that they are K - 12 grades, small class sizes and remarkable staff. Both my boys graduated from Cliff and when on to University.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Class size is small, met AYP for years, experienced teachers, great program.


Posted April 21, 2010

The Cliff School does an excellent job of emphasizing both academics and sports - healthy for the students and for the community. And the teachers I know there are incredibly committed to their students.


Posted March 26, 2008

I am a parent of two 2nd graders. And I feel that Cliff is the best school in the U.S. for me to have my kids in. The ratio of teachers to students is wonderful. And they work with them and help them at thier own level. Each child is an individual, and they teach them more in 2nd grade then I learned in 5th grade.
—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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

19 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

25 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

21 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students75%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students56%
Femalen/a
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students76%
Femalen/a
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 26%
Hispanic 13% 59%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 54%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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622 State Hwy 211
Cliff, NM 88028
Phone: (505) 956-2000

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