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Espanola Valley High School

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Posted July 1, 2013

I heard that this school had sponsored teachers meaning they are now legal resident of this country from being a foreign national. And I heard from a realable source from the Human Resources that they are no more sponsoring. That will be the biggest mistake that this district could make because I have 2 kids and 5 nephews and nieces who all go to this high school and they all said they were all great teachers. So what if they left? I'm sure there are more teachers who needs a sponsor who are good or better than the old ones. Please continue this sponsorship because it does help the high school and the community.


Posted May 16, 2013

EVHS is good school. It does have some really good teachers and some that are not so good. I believe that because of required state testing some teachers cater to students that are really not interested in learning. This can create problems for students that excel and need to be challenged. I also feel that the dress code as written in the handbook should be enforced. That does not mean uniforms but just enforcing what is already in the handbook. Overall the school is good and I feel they are trying to get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

I transferred to this school for my Sophomore Year from neighboring Los Alamos High and this is the best choice I could've done in my life so far. this school is like a family, students and staff have personal bonds and can discuss issues with them. Student Council is amazing at this school! The Student Council will be hosting the annual New Mexico Association of Student Councils State Conference in two years at the school. They will be showcasing the wonderful traits of this school that are often overlooked for the negativity. I am so fortunate and happy to have moved to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2011

Espanola is a great school, with great teachers that want the best for their students. Although, I don't agree with the superintendent choice of choosing Theresa Flores as Principal. It is hard to believe this school has seen 2 principals in 2 years. This would have never happened if they kept Bruce Hopmeier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

As a former student now enrolled in the California State University system, I can look back at my time at good ol' Espanola Valley and say it was a great high school that gave me every bit of knowledge for the real world. A great experience that I won't forget. This school has some amazing teachers that dedicate their lives to their students. Mr & Mrs. McGinn, Ms. Roney and Mrs. Wood are some of the most experienced teachers that love to work with their students. The counseling staff is wonderful, and the former principal Bruce Hopmeier was one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. This community may have a "reputation" but this school, has a reputation for success with students that leave it. Go Espanola!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2011

There is a new principal at EVHS, he may not be the same as the principal they fired for political reasons but I still believe the curriculum and academics are setting a higher stage at Espanola. When we moved to Espanola 3 years ago I never knew we would actually be sending our children here. I have been really impressed and others should take advantage of this really great high school instead of sending their children to neighboring schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

It is sad to see Espanola's principal to be let go, just like that. He is someone who has changed this school for the better. They will regret this decision. As a parent of a former student this school is excellent and I hope it continues to stay that way with the new leadership next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

Today 4/8/2010 I read an article in the Rio Grand SunTitled Veteran High School Principal Unhappy with lack of Explanation...' Mr. Hopmeier was recently informed by a first year SUperintendent That she has decided not to renew his contract. Well, here we go again. After seven years of clean-up and great morale for both students and Teachers this Superintendent states she wants to take the school in a different direction....What the ---- is she thinking? The school is going in the right direction. The paper stated Hopmeier's school met the State Standards only once..... It had never ever done that before. Improvement takes time and continuity. I feel so sorry for the teachers, the student and the parents that are going to get caught up in Ms. Archuleta's political agenda. She hired her sister-in-law. Need I say more? She is playing games with real people's lives. I say fire her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

I'm a proud parent of a Sundevil. Sending my son to Espanola was a good choice. One thing I liked the most about Espanola was if your child was a senior or a junior and took classes half day, The school would pay for afternoon college classes at Northern New Mexico College while attending EVHS. Not only did EVHS offer a great education for my son, they got him off to an early start in college and the conseling staff was amazing. I definitely recommend Espanola!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2009

Espanola Valley High School offers a nice and friendly environment, interesting and inspiring teachers, and fun students with different interests. I was not involved with sports but got into yearbook, the awesome student council, and other extra curriculars, and I'd have to strongly disagree that sports take center stage at Espanola. They are a part of student life, as they are at any school, but the athletic program is not overbearing and students are not as preoccupied with jocks and cheerleaders as they are at any other school I've ever seen. At Espanola, I had some of the most interesting, inspiring teachers who taught students to be free-thinking individuals. And as a student who now attends a University on the east coast, I can attest to the fact that these qualities are not found in a lot of high schools in our country.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2009

At first I sent my two children to neighboring Pojoaque, I swithched them to Espanola last year and wow, I made the best choice so far. At Espanola the number of clubs is fantastic and unlike anyother I have seen. Both my children are involved in the M.E.S.A program which stands for Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement. Espanola is one of the top state placers for the M.E.S.A program as well as for the SADD, Students against drunk driving which keeps EVHS students involved in the community to end the DWI statistic that Rio Arriba county has. I'm glad to see that the teahers are so outstanding at Espanola, they keep in touch with me and always make learning a blast. I recommend Espanola for many reasons, At first the schools test scores had made me a bit worried but that certainly does not prove much about such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I love the selection of AP classes at Espanola, It is one of the few Northern New Mexico High Schools with such a wide variety. I'm a proud parent of a Sundevil. Espanola is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

Outstanding! That is how I can discribe my time at Espanola! The teachers at Espanola are great! They are close with the students, they form a bond with the students to help them in anything, and are always there when we needed them. For that i'm thankful because my first year in college was fantastic they got me prepared!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2009

This school is awesome for those who are in for a challenging yet fun curriculum! I have enjoyed my 3 years at EVHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2008

Our School may not have 'The best test scores' but that dosesnt prove a thing. I mean honestly, think about it?, This school has really bright students, students that soar for the platinum scholarships. I admire this school, It is a great learning enviroment. Regardless of what people say about Espanola, It doesnt matter becuase we prove all wrong.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2008

Espanola is the perfect place to learn and thrive for any student planning on attending a higher education institution. The clubs and some sports are top notch and teachers make themselves easily available. The school recently added many new AP classes so the course selection is rigorous for those who choose to pursue that challenge. The principal is absolutely amazing and the staff is wonderful. I would recommend evhs to anyone who plans on being challenged and for someone who simply wants to learn in a great and now such a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

A Great School with top of the line teachers, this school also has a fantastic boys and girls basketball program!


Posted November 19, 2008

As a parent and former graduate of EVHS i belive it is a great school, the block system at the school is also very impressive it is another reason why i send my children to Espanola. I have 2 kids enrolled in EVHS and i belive this school is preparing them for the life long challenges they will face in the future, the teachers are great, sometimes the administration of the school lacks in some areas, but i must say the athletics are fantastic especially in basketball.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

As a concerned parent I'm proud to send my kids to Espanola Valley for certain reasons, the counseling staff is really great. The Juniors counselor Mrs. Atencio is wonderful in everything she does, she sits with the students and meets with them regularly, i also belive the principal has changed this school and made it become more safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

I'm a current student at EVHS and this school is the best school ever even though I have never been to any other school! GO SUNDEVILS 2012
—Submitted by a student


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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 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 91% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 13%
White 2% 25%
Black 1% 2%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

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