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Piedra Vista High School

Public | 9-12 | 1300 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted April 15, 2010

Piedra Vista is a great high school; I'd say the best one in Farmington and in the area. Teachers worked great with my kids. School is newer and has a great Athletic program and does very well in almost everything. School even has officers on grounds from the start to the end of school and even school evening events. There is a State cop that lives on campus. School is located in a great area of Farmington. I would 100% suggest this school if you were moving in to town or want to change your kid schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

Now 3 in a row chior state champs. To help students get ready for the work force and for safty students and teachers all must wear ID'S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2010

Very nice school and teachers are great on helping thr students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

Piedra Vista is a great school! Like we like to say PV is the place to be! it gets better as the years go by. I March some one said the is a lot of fights, i work as am office aid and would see students coming out of the offices if there was a fight. The school year is half way over and there has nit been a fight. Teacher at the school love thier job, and their students. Teachers here are good at what they do! it was the nicest campuses i have seen. The school has great sports. It is home to 4 in a row softball state champs, and 2 in a row choir state champs.,a up and coming in baseball, soccer, football and jrotc programs. Also bolwing, golf are state champs. It has great food.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2009

Piedra Vista is by far the best Public High School I have ever seen. Driving into town and seeing this school from the road, and it amazes you that it is a public high school. One of the nicest campuses I have ever seen with the best facilities offered. A magnificent field house, and the best performing arts theater I have seen in a high school. and of course the classrooms are, for when the school was built 10 years ago, the most advanced. The teachers all seem to know how to interact with their students and are not stuck in the rut of 'do it my way, which I have done for 30 years now, or get out of my classroom.' Instead the teacher now how to deal with students and dont drive them to fall asleep in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

The school activitys are great. The education is okay. It does not have a very good program if you are gifted. The teachers kind of seem to care, some don't though, which is frustrating. There is alot of fights, but they try and keep it under control.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2008

Piedra Vista is definitely a great high school. From sports to academics, and music programs. Consistently winning any award in San Juan County. More students involved in more activities other than sports would make this school better and more rounded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2008

Piedra VIsta is a great school.
—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.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
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 Students48%
Female48%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native American31%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current10%
English Language Learner Exited29%

Reading

All Students50%
Female61%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native American32%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities26%
English Language Learner Current0%
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

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native American45%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited50%

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native American56%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities38%
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited54%

Science

All Students50%
Female48%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native American44%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities19%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited29%
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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

316 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

316 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students54%
Female46%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native American45%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners17%

Reading

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native American49%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners11%

Science

All Students55%
Female43%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native American45%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners17%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female52%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native American54%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners17%
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
White 49% 25%
Hispanic 25% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 24% 13%
Asian 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5700 College Blvd
Farmington, NM 87402
Phone: (505) 324-9840

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