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Ranchvale Elementary School

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Posted June 23, 2014

My children really enjoyed there time at this school. I lived how small and personable everyone is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

My son has been in the school for first and now second grade. We have loved his teachers and have really been able to establish a good line of the communication with the teachers. The staff has always been very nice and helpful when any issues have come up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

We love Ranchvale, and to this day remember it as one of our favorite elementary schools. My oldest child was somewhat advanced in math, so when she reached 6th grade the principal actually took it upon herself to teach my daughter and one other child Pre-Algebra. We moved to the D.C. area for her 7th grade year, and she tested into Algebra 1 Honors with flying colors. They definitely listened to all of my concerns about my children's education, and I wish we could have been there more years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2011

This school is a best kept secrete. Military children attend this school and in my opinion it should be kept for military only. The principal is very knowledgable about military matters and that helps when there is something going on. I highly recommend this school. But it needs more parent involvement and allow parents to volunteer where needed not just PAC (VERY unpleasant group of women)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2011

My daughter attended this school just 1 year- kindergarten. We are a military family, and the school was very understanding. They allow a certain number of excused absences for military children, if their parent has leave orders, so that if the parent is deployed during summer/break time, you can still take that family vacation! The teachers worked very well with any issues that we or my child had (my child is a very "spirited" and active child), as did the principal. I felt that the staff was really on top of things- safety was a priority, and they seemed to really care about the children. The only issue we had was with so many military children, there was a lot of moving in and out- my child's class got too big and split into 2, then children moved and they recombined the class, and then it was split again- this sort of back and forth was disruptive. But the teachers and staff were amazing! Also, the library was wonderful, and allowed me to bring my younger child along so that I could easily volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

What used to be a Blue Ribbon school is fast becoming all about the test. Students are now scores. No longer "lifting better up to best."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

Great school. the teachers care about the students, the principle is always among the school, everyone is friendly, and they are very military friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

What an amazing school. Their motto is 'Lifting better up to best' and boy do they! Whatever your child's need is, the staff at Ranchvale works hard to accommodate, encourage and challenge them! Reading is automatic here- no AR needed and their math literacy program is amazing! Your child will leave Ranchvale well equip with the tools they will need and an amazing ability to problem solve. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

Our son attended from K-5 an our daughter from k-3 and I can honestly say that Ranchvale is the best kept secret for good schools in the clovis area. My Children are now attending one of the top schools in texas and have not missed a beat. Ranchvale prepared them well and built an exellent foundation. The teachers are top notch and we wish we could have taken them with us. You all will be missed..........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2007

I think Ranchville is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

I absolutely love ranchvale... my daughter Loves going there she loves all the teachers and the school is so organized and very clean.. I highly recommend you check out this school I love it.. and so does my child....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

Ranchvale is awesome! The teachers were Great, (My favorite was Mrs. Flinn!) and I liked that it was so far away from the 'inner city'! There is nothing they can get in trouble with in the middle of nowhere! I also like that the office staff knows you by name when you walk through the doors! I rate Ranchvale as the best school in Clovis!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2005

The school and its atmosphere were great. I always knew my daughter was safe and learning a lot. The teacher's are wonderful and caring. The principal however, needs a little work on social skills.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

36 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

27 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
59%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

30 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

All Students49%
Female57%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female77%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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%
Female80%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female87%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged92%
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 Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
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 Students70%
Female81%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White84%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 26%
Hispanic 19% 59%
Black 10% 2%
Two or more races 10% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1606 Sr 311
Clovis, NM 88101
Phone: (505) 769-4300

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