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Highland Junior High School

Public | 7-8

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 23, 2013

Highland Middle school is great this year. Parents receive emails on upcoming events. Teachers address parents concerns and most importantly they make every student feel appreciated. Thanks to all of you teachers for your outstanding work and dedication to our children. I
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

I like this school but I wish there were clubs to join such as a designing club or an art club for 7th graders
—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 41% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

276 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
26%
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 Students40%
Female45%
Male34%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female48%
Male31%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students28%
Female31%
Male24%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current0%
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 Students49%
Female56%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current30%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female65%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current26%
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 64% 59%
White 29% 26%
Black 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 68%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2500 North Jefferson
Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone: (505) 433-0100

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