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Mayfield High School

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Posted August 6, 2013

Mayfield high is the most CARING and COMPASSIONATE school around! I graduated from there 32 yrs ago, my son 12 yrs ago and my daughter will grad next year! Our whole family has been involved in sports,band,fundraisers and have had a blast doing it! Mayfield is ONE BIG happy family and we support each other together,not as seperate clubs whether its summer or during school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

I personally believe Mayfield is a great school the teachers really put in all their effort and theres many programs for the student so they can get help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2009

I strongly belive Mayfield is the best school around! Especially for such a poorly funded school! The students really appreciate all the things that the teachers do for them. The teachers care about the students, about if they go to college. Not because its their job but because they are great people who go to work because they like it. You dont get that often. Sure, Mayfield may be pretty focused on sports, but we also have other great programs such as choir, band and orchestra! Just look at how successful they are! As for people that think that there is not enough parent communication... they are misstaken. I get letters to give to my parents all the time. So maybe they shouldn't blame the school, because its their student who fails to give them the papers. I think Mayfield is honestly the best school to ever attend!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2005

A lot of these reviews seem to focus on athletics. While sports and school spirit are a big part of the experience of going to Mayfield for many students, there is a place for non-athletes as well. Mayfield's music groups (when I was there, Varsity Choir, Women's Choir, Madrigal Singers Elite Choir, Men's Choir, Orchestra, 2 Jazz Bands, Concert Band, etc) were consistently award winning and led by phenomenal teachers. The language departments (French, German, Spanish) are amazing. The AP course selection and teachers are phenomenal and much loved by their students. For students who chose to aim their education toward vocational studies, the business and technical programs are award winning and do wonders for the esteem and sense of achievement of their students. Mayfield is not just a good school, it's a great school no matter what your needs are.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 13, 2005

For being such a poorly funded school, I'm amazed at the quality of the programs availible. I have never in all my years seen a staff as happy and dedicated as the one at Mayfield. Not only is the staff dedicated but the majority of the student body is happy to be there. All academic courses are very strong, and all departments boast awards for their achievements. Activities such as music and sports also have much to boast about, despite lack of funding. The extracurricular activities are always doing something to help the community, I have never encountered a harder working group of kids. As for parent involvement, it varies from area to area but overall you see a fair amount.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2005

Mayfield is an excellent school, one that I am proud to say I graduated from in 2004. There definitely are some problems with it though. The academic side is often very neglected for athletics, and athletes, especially football players, definitely receive special treatment. However, this is from administration mostly, and most teachers are pretty fair. The honors level and AP teachers are the best anyone could ever hope to get. They are consistently rated among the best in the state. However, the opinion of a student is worth nothing if compared to that of a member of the faculty- we apparently don't matter. With teachers, most of my experiences were excellent. But in a school trying to teach us to grow up and get ready for what comes next, the opinion of the student should be held in greater esteem.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 9, 2004

I think Mayfield is the best school for every student, and obviously the enrollment count proves it. Yes, the students get more homework than need-be, I'm a freshman at MHS and I get at least 3-4 hours of homework. Isn't that what learning is about? Studying? Practicing? Parents say they want their students to be productive adults and get a good education out of their Highschool. That's exactly what these teachers are doing! It may seem like a lot at first, but once I'm graduated and out of here, I'll be thanking Mayfield everyday for everything they taught me and all the responsibility they left on my shoulders. Responsibility, people, responsibility. That's what becoming an adult is all about. Thanks Mayfield!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2004

I think that Mayfield is the greatist school in the city.If a student needs help there is always someone there, whether the problem is academic or personal.There isn't that much of a security issue especially compared to the other schools in Cruces and the parking is a lot less crowded and safer than in the other schools.While there is some homework, it is not overwhelming unless one waits until the last minute to do it.Mayfield's athletics are a big part of the spirit and focus of the school, but the other clubs and activities are also looked upon, and you would not know this unless you were a student at one time because parents don't get to see this firsthand.The games are also a relief of the week where students can just kick back and have fun with their peers.So,compare this to the other schools and see what you get.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2004

Mayfield treated my student unfairly. All the administrations focus goes into athletics, causing other students to suffer a disadvantage. The school is not very safe. It is hardly a fine working environment. Last but not least, the administration either needs to enforce dress code for everyone, or noone. It isn't fair!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

I am not happy with Mayfield High as far as communication with the parents. Another thing, they give these students too much homework every day, why is that? School has just started and I must say that my son is getting physically sick and he is stressed. He states that he doesn't have time to do other things that he wants to do when he gets home. I can understand some of the reason why some kids are dropping out. They are no longer interested because the school doesn't make it interesting or maybe they are just not learning. Very poor teaching comes with very poor learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

Mayfield is the best school in town, in not in the whole state. Like all schools there are things that can improve, but when it comes to the students, parents, teachers, and the commuinity, we all work hard to make it great. I am aware of other students that have transfered to MHS either for its academics (offers a excellent AP program), athletics, and other clubs and organizations. I believe it is the best choice for my kids and will continue to support it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

Mayfield High School in my opinion is one sided when it comes to girl's and boy's sports always looking out for the boy's sports first as usual. Second MHS is in need of a security overhaul with a number of break-ins into students vehicles in the student parking lot. Overall in my opinion the school deserves no better than a 3 and that is being generous! The teachers there need to be more involved in educating students instead of riding the gravy train. I have two kids that attend MHS and I unfortunately am a graduate of MHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

Very caring and supportive faculty. Students that might struggle in another school get personal attention and support. Staff is accessible, administrators have open-door policy. Variety of activities for students to participate in. Nice cultural cross-section of community.
—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.

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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 30% in 2013.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
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 Students33%
Female30%
Male35%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited26%

Reading

All Students42%
Female51%
Male33%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities19%
English Language Learner Current10%
English Language Learner Exited22%
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%
Female48%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Current16%
English Language Learner Exited37%

Reading

All Students56%
Female64%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Current13%
English Language Learner Exited37%

Science

All Students41%
Female36%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities16%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited28%
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

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

536 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

536 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

536 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

536 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 Students38%
Female36%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners13%

Reading

All Students44%
Female53%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners10%

Science

All Students39%
Female35%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners8%

Social Studies

All Students52%
Female47%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 70% 59%
White 27% 26%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 50%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Las Cruces, NM 88007
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