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Fairacres Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 458 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2014

Fairacres Elementary received every child with smiles and high fives as they get dropped off every morning. I love the positive environment. Mrs. Norris is very active with the students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I love this school because the staff is great, from the Principal down thru the custodians, they all look after the students. My daughter who has Dyslexia, is giving all the help she needs and if its not available at Fairacres, they go above and beyond the call of normal duties to get her the resources needed. The parents are very involved in all activities held by the school. I just feel like I am among family when we attend functions held by the school. The parents and teachers have treated my daughter so good it brings tears to my eyes.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

49 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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

52 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students61%
Female56%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities33%
English Language Learner Current31%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female56%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Current39%
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 Students48%
Female39%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited58%

Reading

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited58%

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited83%
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%
Female40%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities25%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited69%

Reading

All Students58%
Female71%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited62%
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 69% 59%
White 29% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
Black 0% 2%
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 63%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4501 West Picacho Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: (505) 527-5800

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