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Loma Heights Elementary School

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Posted January 28, 2014

This school is a very diverse school, and the teachers know how to celebrate that diversity in children in a way that also teaches discipline and respect. Because of the teachers and staff, our children have excelled and been given opportunities they would not have received other places in town, and both kids love going to school. We are moving to a new state and the support that the staff have given to our children is one of the things we will miss the most. The improvements to the facilities that are ongoing are needed and will serve to make it that much more amazing here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2011

Both of my girls went to Loma Heights. This school has been phenominal. The teachers and staff are great to the children. Times at Loma Heights have not always been easy and yet they were 1 of 2 schools in Las Cruces to meet AYP last year. The buildings are old, which thanks to their success (students & staff's) they were rewarded funds that are being used for a new library and remodelization. I am proud that my daughts had the opportunity to attend Loma Heights. It isn't the fanciest or newest school in town, but it is definitely one of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

I was a student many years ago and I don't agree that this school is a good school. I don't recommend a half a star much less 2 stars.


Posted April 28, 2005

I am proud to send my two girls to Loma Heights. It is a great school that does not tolerate bad behavior, and teaches discipline and respect. I have had a great experience with the staff. Mr. Leos is a great principal and example to the children. Having my children in a uniformly dressed school truly does make a difference in the child's behavior, and helps them to focus more on their school work. Keep up the good work Mr. Leos and the rest of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

I feel at times the faculty can be insensitive to unconvential parental arrangements and are quick to judge, when they should remain impartial.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
47%
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%
Female37%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities43%
English Language Learner Current31%
English Language Learner Exited64%

Reading

All Students52%
Female58%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities29%
English Language Learner Current25%
English Language Learner Exited100%
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 Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities40%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited47%

Reading

All Students40%
Female50%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities20%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited39%

Science

All Students48%
Female40%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities50%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited50%
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%
Female32%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited48%

Reading

All Students46%
Female42%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current13%
English Language Learner Exited48%
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 88% 59%
White 9% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Black 1% 2%
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 82%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1600 East Madrid
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: (505) 527-5800

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