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La Luz Elementary School

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Posted October 28, 2013

This place the people care. They care about your name. They care how you are doing. They all care to know your child's name. They care as if you are their family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

My school is awesome! Love the atmosphere and the connections the teachers make with there students make them work excellent in the student/mentor role.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

We actually live in Alamo and drive all the way out to La Luz twice a day so our daughter can attend La Luz. The teachers are phenomenal and the principal, Mr. G, is amazing. I can't say enough good things about this school. My daughter has been attending for two years and I feel as though she had an excellent experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

I wish I could say our family's interaction with this school was good, but it was not. The front desk staff was exceptionally rude and disrespectful from our very first interaction. We had an issue with my son's Kindergarten teacher and tried to transfer him to another classroom, but getting in contact with the part time principal was almost impossible. So we finally had to transfer him to a new school. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2012

We picked a house in this area for the school and have not been disappointed. The principal is amazing and the rest of the school follows!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2011

This is the best school I have ever come across in New Mexico! The principal and teachers are AWESOME! Mrs. Cook, and Mrs. Wininger have been so helpful and awesome to myself and my kids! I feel at ease knowing who they are with, and being taught by! Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

Excellent principal and teachers! The principal knows every student by name and is very positive.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

43 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

43 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female71%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students51%
Female48%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female52%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students35%
Female48%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female70%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 26%
Hispanic 36% 59%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 64%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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99 Alamo
La Luz, NM 88337
Phone: (505) 439-3270

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