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University Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 354 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2014

School nurse is great & very informative and resourceful...very helpful I appreciate the Lunch ladies also. They are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

This is an excellent school with excellent teachers. My daughter went 1st-5th here and my son went K-2nd, they had great teachers every year. All the staff is friendly and helpful, the librarian, office staff and school nurse all are excellent! I loved this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

I love University Hills, the staff really gets the parents involved and informed, they are courteous and friendly. I appreciate all that they do. I have 2 children that attended this school and 1 more that just started. They are committed to my children's education !!!! Thank you !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

I think that University Hills is a great Place to spend your Elementary school years at. It is good-looking as well as good with education. I especially like the new section of the building put in last july.
—Submitted by a former student


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 51% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students67%
Female75%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female70%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
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 Students52%
Female35%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited46%

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited64%

Science

All Students46%
Female39%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited55%
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 Students42%
Female44%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female75%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 59%
White 22% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2005 South Locust St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: (505) 527-5800

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