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Camino Real Middle School

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Posted June 30, 2014

I just recently finished up 8th grade at Camino. I was new this year, but over the course of a few months I was able to find my friends and who I hung out with. The teachers I had were absolutely amazing. It felt like I had a friendship with all of them. They went out of their way and they truly were the best teachers I could have ever asked for. The athletics are pretty good, we won the Boys' Basketball championship and got really close with the volleyball tournament. The band program is fabulous. People are generally friendly and approachable. Camino was an amazing school and the best possible way to finish up my middle school years.


Posted September 27, 2013

I had read/heard bad things about this school and principal before my son attended this school year but I thought it was just unique cases but I soon learned it's not unique and this school is an utter disorganized mess with lack of a leadership. The principal ( Mr. Ramos) is so worried about his image than the actual school and students. Trying to get a hold of this principal is nearly impossible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

My oldest son is in 8 th grade this year and I have to say I never had any kind of issue. In 7 th grade he had a boy bullying him but the school took care of the next day and since then I never had any more problems. The teachers I deal with it are very nice and wanted the best for my son. For the people that had bad things to say about Camino I tell them that unfortunately issues are everywhere. You will always something to complain in anyschool. Go wildcats!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

What a joke. Apparently this is pretty much the best middle school LC has to offer, which is why we decided to move out of state. An appallingly tyrannical and practically illiterate principal; disengaged, bitter, barely qualified teachers; and an aggressively anti-intellectual school culture. Seriously, "mediocre" is being far too kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

On multiple occasions I have tried to reach Mr. Ramos the principal and he is never at the school! One of the parents told me Mr. Ramos has 2 full time jobs? Now I understand why he is never at school and his assistants are always taking care of buisness for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

School has what seems like 10 different 'Principles'. But in reality there just propped up secretaries. These so called principles do not enforce the school bullying policies, and even the written policies are weak. With terms like may rather than will punish. I am confident that the principles are more interested in stopping the reports of bullying that the actual thing. Warning... do not send your child to this school. They will not be protected. Threats are not taken seriously!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

If you are looking for a middle school where the teachers and principals are just as immature, bullies as the students than this is the school for you! 3 principals who do not communicate with one another or with the parents when there is a problem. They rather cover it up until --- hits the fan and apologize later. The focus of the school are on the troubled, bully and bratty kids while they fail to keep the good students who are there to learn unchallenged and unprotected. If your child loves school do not have him/ her attend camino, don't say I didn't warn you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

We moved our daughter out of this school because she has had incident after incident of bullying. The last incident she was targeted by a boy and we felt we couldn't let her go back. There are way too many kids there for the school to be able to adequately protect and educate them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

I loved most of my teachers when I was there. They were real with us and helped us grow from elementary to middle and prepped us for high school. There are actually a whole bunch more classes there than high school and students will fit right in. My parents were scared for me with the different leaps into a new school but it turns out that those leaps were tiny steps in the grand scheme of things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2010

i think this school is awesome!!! it has the most awesome teachers ever!! =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2010

I believe that Camino is a great school. They have carring teachers and they try to include everyone. Yes, Camino does have lots of help for the people that need it. Being gifted students they should be able to overcome that obsticle of recieving a little less help. Even though I absolutely love the AES program at Camino. The facilitators are very kind and when you need the challenge you do get it. It may just be in a different form than what you would expect. You can be challenged in many areas not just by the book. It is afterall, a middle school. And a great one at that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2009

Well i go to camino real middle school i feel safe and have a lot of fun while learning im in cheer too they have a great program for that
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2009

I think my student has the best middle school because camino is the cleanest middle in this whole town this school even has special classes and my daughter is going into 7th grade reading 10th grade reading and gets just as much attention as the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

very poor, at Camino they concentrate more on the lower hand than on the gifted students, they don't challenge students,too much emphases is given to sport and less to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

This school has a lot of security and the teachers are really educated. They are kind and help the students a lot.
—Submitted by a 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 40% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

393 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
30%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

358 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students41%
Female43%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current9%
English Language Learner Exited38%

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Current18%
English Language Learner Exited59%
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%
Female49%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited50%

Reading

All Students65%
Female75%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities22%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited64%

Science

All Students45%
Female47%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited29%
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%
Female36%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited30%

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities22%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited70%
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 58% 59%
White 36% 26%
Black 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 42%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Gifted specialist(s)
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

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • 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
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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2961 Rdrunner Pky
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: (505) 527-5800

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