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Mesa Verde Elementary School

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Posted September 19, 2011

Such a great school! The new principal is wonderful! My kids have had great teachers every year they have been there! I have always been welcomed into the classrooms and on field trips which I love! I do agree that they have such a good couselor! The previous nurse had been fantastic with the kids, a new one this year and she seems good as well but do not really know her yet. The best thing about the school is my kids are having a good time and liking going, doing well so to us that is what is what is most important, i would def recommend!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

Mesa Verde is an excellent school. My child has been there since Kindergarten and is now in the fourth grade. The teachers are easy to work with and the community environment is wonderful for any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2011

My daughter has been at Mesa Verde for three years and we love it. She has had amazing teachers each year. They allow you to request teachers, which has been a big plus, so I have been able to put her with teachers that best fit her learning style. She is advanced for her grade level, and her teachers have always found ways to give her more advanced work and have used creative ways to keep learning exciting and fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I am hoping this school has gotten better now that the despot principal has been replaced. The new principal seems great. My children attended previously and I now feel fairly comfortable putting them back there. Do be careful of the teachers though. While there are brilliant instructors... there are some scary ones who have zero business being in education. The review from April 26, 2004 was exactly the same as my experience with a second grade teacher. The counselor on the other hand is amazing. he is genuine and connects with the kids... truly truly superb.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2004

Mesa Verde has a despot for a principal, so I think the teachers are afraid to stand up for themselves and some of them tell parents one thing then report another to the principal because they don't want to get in trouble. I think most of the teachers are great, the principal is just lousy. A lot of parents are even scared of her, unaware that as a public servant, WE are HER boss, not the other way around! She has angered a lot of parents and they don't want to come volunteer anymore, or they entirely pull their children out of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

The school's appearance and Welcome is wonderful! But be certain to keep tabs on your child's teacher. Much discrimination and Principal siding with teacher as opposed to investigating serious issues such as: failing straight third graders (boys) and not contacting parents about concerns before failing them. Public Classroom Ridicule of your child on a daily basis; loss of child's homework, then claiming child never turns in homework; teacher doesn't follow own homework rules; reading program misunderstood by third grade teacher; child who may be a sixth grade reader doesn't advance and teacher isn't aware. Only 6 reading grades assessed over 6 week period. (Science= 6 grades; Math/Spelling 50 grades each) NM rates as next to worst in USA in education because of teachers. Due to humiliation/discrimination? It's certainly worth investigating further.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
51%

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 43% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native American39%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current29%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female60%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native American55%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current36%
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 Students64%
Female59%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native American69%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities53%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female51%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native American53%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities25%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female59%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native American69%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students34%
Female31%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native American36%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited25%

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native American46%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited33%
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 47% 26%
Hispanic 29% 59%
American Indian/Alaska Native 20% 10%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
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 47%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3801 College Blvd
Farmington, NM 87401
Phone: (505) 324-9840

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