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Zia Middle School

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Posted June 10, 2013

Warning.....really bad school! The teachers lack communication skills as well as the vice principle and principle. I have never been so shocked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2009

this is the best i go here and i love the teachers. they r the best of the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2006

My oppenion of the ZIA is that it is not only a fun place but is also a great school the principal Dante thacker is a great person she cares about academics but also makes Zia a fun place to go to school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2005

An already good school that's working hard to reach a higher level. The vision of 'excellence for all' is a reality with concerned teachers who will 'go the extra mile' for students -- they do whatever it takes to help kids learn. Great co-curricular activities including Moot Court for 8th graders and a variety of civics and community service clubs held build leadership skills and citizenship. Focus on learning, early intervention, after-school and in-school tutoring to help kids learn before the test, not flunk them after they 'fail.' Great school and great parent community.
—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 40% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

288 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
27%
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 41% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

322 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
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

All Students31%
Female32%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities2%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited27%

Reading

All Students50%
Female52%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited47%
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 Students41%
Female46%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Current17%
English Language Learner Exited40%

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities28%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exited58%

Science

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities28%
English Language Learner Current17%
English Language Learner Exited47%
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 Students37%
Female37%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current13%
English Language Learner Exited34%

Reading

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current16%
English Language Learner Exited72%
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 73% 59%
White 22% 26%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 59%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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1300 West University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: (505) 527-5800

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