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East Picacho Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 568 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2006

I could not be happier with a school. East Picacho Elementary has excellent staff, from the Administrators to the teachers, even the janitorial staff is involved with the children's learning and well-being. The teaching staff is professionalin their dress and attitude. Yet they still show the students love and care. They strive hard to help the students not only to learn, but to enjoy the learning process so they will want to learn more. The programs are well rounded. While I would like to see more fine arts such as music and art; there is some of all that plus physical education. The school tries to have extracurricular activities. The courses that are taught encourage thinking, not just rote repetition. There is cooperation between the teachers of each grade that enables all students to be taught in a equal manner.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students47%
Female43%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities46%
English Language Learner Current29%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Current29%
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 Students41%
Female43%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities16%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited39%

Reading

All Students42%
Female50%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited39%

Science

All Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities21%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited69%
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 Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited38%

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Current14%
English Language Learner Exited37%
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% 58%
White 28% 25%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 13%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Las Cruces, NM 88005
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