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Espanola Valley High School

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Posted November 17, 2008

I think this school could do alot better. I beleive in this school but there should also be changes. As for me a concerned parent I would raise the amount of security gaurds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

I have two children who graduated from Espanola Valley High School and I was impressed with the caliber of the teachers who inspired my children with their enthusiasm for their subject matter, whether it was Physics, Television Productions, Spanish, English, or Calculus. Teachers sought opportunities for the students to excel and go beyond. My children entered college very well-prepared and actually found freshman year easier than senior year at evhs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

I'm a current student at EVHS along with the best class ever, 2010 not only are we the best but most spirited as well! This school is absolutely great i love everything about Espanola, the AP classes and as well as the efforts the teachers make for the students. I belive EVHS is preparing me for a great future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

As a alumnus of this great hometown high school i must say things have changed alot, the schools apperence has went way down hill, evhs didn't even used to look like a school, more like a college campus. Today the outside of the school makes it look like a poor school, and i know they can do better to also improve the main building. School spirit looks like it has also come to a fall however, i think its great when students and other alumnus post reviews of this school and show how much love they have for it. The teachers have always been wonderful at this school it is one of the many reasons i decided to send my children to this school. Go Sundevils!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

I love EVHS! I'm attending the school now and I enjoy it very much! I'll Always be a Sundevil! EVHS class of 2012
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2008

I attend Espa ola High after coming from the White Rock area. It's amazing. The teachers are what make the school what it is. Each teacher I had was so compassionate about their subject and their enthusiasm makes you want to learn and actually be interested in academics. I'd recommend this school to anyone who is interested in having a great college prep education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2008

As i read the reviews of this great school i'm proud to see the support of the community and alumni, as former student myself i can say that EVHS is outstanding in everyway, the building and funding of the school is poor but other than that this school has really challenged me and i have showed my family and everyone else that doubts this school that great talented achievers come from espanola valley high! I will deffinately send my children to this school in the future. Forever we unite in the valley, once a Sundevil.. always a Sundevil!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

This school is by far the best school in Northern New Mexico, this is also because of the schools visionary principal and his great efforts to improve evhs. This scool has had some major improvements and that is something the community is proud to see despite the horrible newspapers comments of the high school, i loved all the clubs and my favorite of course the national honor society. I the counseling staff at evhs helped me threw out the whole way which really encouraged me, I'm also glad to see lots of great achievers come from this school i must say the high quality teachers here have totally prepared me for college.


Posted October 1, 2008

As a graduate from Espanola Valley, i can say i'm honestly proud to have graduated from such a great school, everyone always stereotyped this school, which i never understood becuase the students and the teachers were absolutely awesome, there wasnt a bad 'drug problem' or 'gangs' like everyone tends to say and the student body was great and very spirited one thing i also loved about the school so much, and the athletics were fantastic! I always loved all my teachers! The best of my memories were at EVHS and i will always remember this great school in my second year at Georgetown i could say this school really prepared me for the upcomming challenges of the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2007

I just recently graduated from Espanola along with the rest of the Class of 2007. There is no other school I would have wanted to graduated from. The teachers at Espanola are exceptional. Their primary goal is for each of their students to succeed. They give us lectures and truly push us. Letting us know we can do anything we set our minds to. The love I have for Espanola Valley High School will remain with me forever, I'll be sure to send my children there. Its up to the student to achieve their goals and succeed in their education as well as life. The staff at Espanola teach us, as well as, support us in everything we do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2007

I am a former student of Espanola Valley High School on my fourth year of college. I really feel this high school prepared me in furthering my education. There are some downfalls with the school but it was more due to the lack of support from some members in the community. In every school, you will find students who are eager to learn and others who aren't. It is the responsibility of the parents and community to encourage these students to reach for more. One thing that kept me involved were the sports and extracurricular activities. In addition, I was fortunate to have a very supportive family and encouraging teachers. It should be the goal of the school to make available more activities and encourage more support from the community.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 5, 2006

Just read the poor spelling and writing from the 'former students' who have posted here. It tells a story about this school. Yes, they have some good teachers, but those who are good don't stick around long. There are a lot who have been there for many years, and they have become very comfortable with just passing students from grade to grade. This school is doomed to always be barely scraping by...because that is all that is expected for anyone in the community. Pull your heads out of the sand Espanola, your schools have problems, and your kids are the number one on the list of problems! - A former Espanola Valley High teacher
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Posted July 23, 2006

I am a recent graduate of EVHS and personally I feel that it is a very good school this was not the only school that I attended and to be honest I felt the quality of education as well as the disciplinary acts were much better then in my previous school. EVHS has very high quality tecahers who really get involved with the students. In my opinion and experience the teachers at EVHS made me feel much more comfortable in the learning environment, and they made it feel like learning was fun they made it exciting. For those that have the idea that EVHS is a bad school or think that it doesnt compare to the rest I have to stringly disagree sure we have problems but look around every school does no one is perfect.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 5, 2006

I am going to be a senior at EVHS. I think this is an awesome school. The teachers are great and we have alot to do here. We are encouraged to learn as much and be as much as we can. We also have more electives to choose from. Sure there are some problems but what school has no problem. I would send my kids here when I have children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2005

I am a student at EVHS and I think it's a pretty good school. Although they do need to loosen up the dicipline in some areas, and make the dicipline more intense in others. Most of the teachers are understanding and try to have their students learn as much as possible. And there IS NOT just mostly sports here. Theres many other extracirricular things here such as teacher/student made organizations (or 'clubs' if you will) as well as MESA, The Gate Program (Gifted Program), Student Council, and a bunch of committees and such. All in all this school is pretty good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2005

I would not recommend this school to anyone would like their children to go on to any other education after highschool. The students need to be more prepared for the outside world wheither it be college or finding a job. Extracurricular activites at this school are pretty much non existant especially for a student interested in the arts. --A former student
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 27, 2005

Espanola can be a good school if they would try. My daughter says that the are always are in the cafe cause of no teacher and she said her teachers are coplian cause they have no supplies. Ihen also I think they have very weak dislipline at the schools they need better inprovements. They need more academic programs be sides sports that all this school is about. They need more parent invovlment also and more things to keep intrest in students so they won't drop out. They just want to have a good time there sense they are there everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2004

At espanola vallley high school there are many teachers that are just fantastic. What we need to improve is the students attendance, there are just to many kids not coming to school or they simply dropped out. Mr. rendon the principal tries very hard to improve the school, he is doing a great job. The afjrotc is a great program, they do alot of community service, and that looks good for the school even though all of espanola has a very bad reputation but we tried.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2003

Overall EVHS is a really good school. Its just like any other school, I thinks its up to the individual if he/she wants to learn. All of the staff and administrators are great and care about our education.


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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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
20%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%
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 Students8%
Female9%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited11%

Reading

All Students26%
Female33%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current23%
English Language Learner Exited32%
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 Students18%
Female13%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Native American27%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities16%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited17%

Reading

All Students38%
Female43%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native American44%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities30%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited43%

Science

All Students17%
Female10%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Native American33%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities21%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited15%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

233 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

233 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
17%
Social Studies

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
22%
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 Students10%
Female9%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Native American5%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners4%

Reading

All Students34%
Female39%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native American32%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners19%

Science

All Students12%
Female8%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Native American0%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners9%

Social Studies

All Students25%
Female20%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native American0%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners19%
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 89% 59%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 10%
White 2% 26%
Black 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 51%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1111 El Llano Rd
Fairview, NM 87533
Phone: (505) 753-2254

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