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Dexter High School

Public | 9-12 | 316 students

 

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Posted December 10, 2010

Dexter Schools offers a career pathway for every student in High School which allows them to have a path for their future career.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2009

i actually am attending dexter high school and i am part of the school band. this school is the best school i have been to and that anybody can wish for to attend. it is a small school so you have lots of friends and all the teachers make sure grades are always before sports. so i have good grades!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

Well I went to dexter schools for a while now and I think that the school is such a great school. The teachers are great at getting you to try your best and with all the new systems in place, a much better school. Sports is a great way to get us off the bad influences and getting us to doing new past times The school is growing rapidly and well even though with this growth it still knows everys student there and what they need help with. The tutoring program is getting our students to be proficient in every level. The best school i have attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2005

I like the school however, I don't like the support that the music department recieves. The music departments need more support by the band parents and more involment from the school board and have the music department have their own booster club rather than being in with the athletic department. I have a daughter attending enmur that has recently graduated from Dexter High and I think she should have recieved 4 years of math and not just 3.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2005

Dexter High School use to be one of the best schools in the valley. Dexter has lost its reputation and hopefully with the new super it will regain it. Sports if fun and important for most schools but when Schools like Dexter put sports in front of academics it is sad. Adacemics should always be first. Sports players should be taught to act respectful and be kind to people instead of bulling people. My daughters were harassed by sports players in Dexter School for over 8 months and Dexter School did nothing about it. All students have a right to feel safe in school. When these sports players are harrassing other student and getting away with it, it is a embarrasment to anyone that lives there. I remember, when Dexter High was a great School. Ms. Parsons, good luck.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 30% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%
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 Students24%
Female32%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female50%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged34%
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 Students40%
Female33%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited33%

Reading

All Students46%
Female63%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited25%

Science

All Students36%
Female29%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited17%
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

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
23%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 Students39%
Female43%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students49%
Female57%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners18%

Science

All Students32%
Female26%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners18%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Female31%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 77% 59%
White 22% 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 77%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 North Lincoln
Dexter, NM 88230
Phone: (505) 734-5420

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