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Sonoma Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 703 students

 

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Posted November 6, 2013

We have been at Sonoma for a little over a year. There is a mixed bag of devoted teachers and you take gamble each year on who your child will have. My son had a horrible 2nd grade year and did not get the services he needed in the regular ed classroom and teacher was unwilling to give him the individual attention he needed, recommended he be retained. His 3rd grade teacher is fabulous and has given him everything he needs. The new principal is very nice and is much more structured when it comes to bullying. This is an improvement considering my other son was bullied for a whole year and the teacher asked for help and did not get it until the last few months of school. They have a wonderful Take Flight reading program for kids struggling and their Kinder teachers are great. Just talk to other parents and make sure your child does not lose a whole year of learning with a bad teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My grandchildren go to Sonoma Elementary. The staff is very involved and the security at the school is tremendous. I don't have to worry that someone will take any of my grandchildren or other children out the doors. My only concern is for the children who are not up to speed with the rest of the class and the only feedback I get is they will need to be held back. All children are different and learn at different speeds. Their needs need to be met in some way. The school counselor has been a great help and is very knowledgeable and caring. She would get my staff person of the year award if there is one.


Posted September 6, 2011

We moved here from a highly rated school district. After seeing how many elementary schools were rated in Las Cruces, we were concerned. However, we started at Sonoma during my son's kinder year, and it has been a great school. We realize that ratings only tell part of the story. The school has a great staff and a fantastic prinicpal. My son has done well and has been challenged. We are amazed at how much the teachers do for these kids on a regular basis. A school is only as good as the amount of time the parents dedicate to following through on assignments and making sure the kids are on the right path. Anyone who thinks you send them to school and that's it will not see much success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

because my grandson loves to go to his school every day and the lessons are rich and the social environment is diverse and the school offers extras in all areas and communication between parents and teachers is fantastic
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

Sonoma is a great school. We love it and its great and supportive staff and principal. Parents are not as involved but considering how new it is, the PTO is doing a great job druming up interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 51% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities50%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities46%
English Language Learner Current25%
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 Students40%
Female34%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited33%

Reading

All Students50%
Female63%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities19%
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited50%

Science

All Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities38%
English Language Learner Current9%
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 Students54%
Female50%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited47%

Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited65%
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 61% 59%
White 34% 26%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 46%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4201 Northrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: (505) 527-5800

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