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La Academia Dolores

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Posted January 21, 2010

La Academia has a been a wonderful experience for daughter. She was very nervous going into middle school in August last year but the La Academia principal and teachers have made the transition so easy for her. Unlike many of the other local middle schools, my daughter actually gets homework almost every day of the week and lots of it! She is taking Ballet Folklorico and Piano for her electives and I have seen a very positive change in her self-image and self-esteem. I would definitely recommend this school to any student who is willing to be challenged and have a very structured school life. Thank you to the La Academia administrators, faculty, and staff for making my daughter's middle school experience challenging, yet positive and enriching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2009

What can I say I love my school and I think all the teachers are great and I love how you can acually get to know some others students in other grades and just the one your in. Im an 8th grader this year and im sad that when summer comes around I will be going to high school but I know I will be very well prepaired.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2009

i love La Academia. I am going to 8th grade and i have enjoyed my 3 years. I dont want to leave but i just will remember it as LADH the coolest school eva!!!
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Posted June 3, 2009

La Academia is the best 6th-8th grade school in the U.S. i love every one at the school, the school teaches you loads of stuff. The school is most recomended my me and my friends at school, because we have such a good time the teachers and school counseler is the best. The counseler, Micheal Davis, is the most helpfull, nice, sweet, kind and very funny the school is the most dependable for parents. And every time school is let out at 5;00 pm i cant wait to go back. Go La Academia!
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Posted May 9, 2009

I'm so glad my child got the opportunity to attend La Academia. I believe he has flourished in so many ways because of the opportunities presented to him at this school. I feel he would have continued to struggle at his old school, but thanks to the staff and students at La Academia, he's gained a sense of self-worth and accomplishment.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 40% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

44 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
21%
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 41% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
40%

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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

39 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
21%
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 Students35%
Female32%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current14%
English Language Learner Exited40%

Reading

All Students37%
Female32%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited40%
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 Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited62%

Reading

All Students65%
Female71%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited65%

Science

All Students58%
Female57%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited69%
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 Students46%
Female41%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current30%
English Language Learner Exited43%

Reading

All Students60%
Female53%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current30%
English Language Learner Exited64%
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 92% 59%
White 5% 26%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 97%N/A68%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1480 North Main
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: (505) 527-5800

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