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Dexter Middle School

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Posted August 4, 2010

Both of my children attended Dexter Middle School. The teachers were very involved and devoted to doing their best. The grading system that is in place is very frustrating for students, parents, and teachers. Administration fails to see the connection between molding our future generation and test scores. Unfortunately, we took our children to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My son is currently attending Dexter Middle School They are having trouble with fighting and drugs. I feel that the admin. aren't strict enough on the students. They need to enforce the rules that are in the handbook. The grading system they have in play also has made that students lazy and irresponsible. The system is called Power of 'I'. If al teacher were on board then it might work but they aren't so go back to the old way until you get something that most of the teacher agree with. We also need more supervision out on the playground with the 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 40% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
22%
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 41% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students33%
Female32%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities12%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited41%

Reading

All Students52%
Female58%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities12%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited77%
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 Students33%
Female40%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female55%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current14%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female47%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current7%
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 Students32%
Female36%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current18%
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
Hispanic 81% 59%
White 19% 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 81%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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