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Columbia Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 500 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

I love Columbia Elementary School because the teachers take the time to make sure my daughter is learning and understanding what is necessary and the teachers are just wonderful!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

it's cool but to many fitse thair!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2008

If I could I would rate the school a 1. Columbia can be a great school, but with Dr. Tanner there she brings the whole school down. From the staff to the parents to the children, she brings them all down. Dr. Tanner needs to retire now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

My little boy, 5 years old and Autistic, has had a wonderful year with the teachers an staff of Columbia. Together, we were able to work with my son, and we have helped him talk to us about meeting his wants or needs. I can't wait to see what this next year will bring. He will be doing Kindergarten for a second time this coming school year, but I requested that this happen, and the teachers that work with him agreed with me.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
58%

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

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
36%
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 Students43%
Female46%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities36%
English Language Learner Current22%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female51%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current28%
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 Students38%
Female44%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities12%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited62%

Reading

All Students32%
Female38%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities12%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited23%

Science

All Students35%
Female34%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities19%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited8%
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 Students26%
Female15%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current17%
English Language Learner Exited38%

Reading

All Students28%
Female29%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited25%
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 82% 59%
White 16% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
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 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4555 Elks Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: (505) 527-5800

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