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Robertson High School

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Posted May 13, 2014

This school is not as friendly as the other school in town. It lacks administration and the school board at west is much better. Teachers are both good and bad at both schools but the friendly and family oriented atmosphere at West makes it a better learning environment for the students. If you are transferring from another school, my advice would be to go to West as they are more welcoming and it will be easier to acclimate to that school. RHS is too snobby and the kids lack respect and class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2014

This school suffers from severe overcrowding. My daughter complains of close to thirty students in each class, we will likely be moving her to west next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

The school is coming out of a dark place with bad publicity and some bad leaders from years back. The school came up 2 letter grades on the State scoring system from a D to a B and will continue to prosper in my opinion. The community continues to be divided by the two separate school systems which is a detriment to the kids as one school system would be wonderful for everyone except for the administrators who stand to loose their high paying jobs as well as power and control... According to police, Robertson has far less calls to the campus than what West Las Vegas High does. I am a happy parent with the education my child is receiving here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

I actually have a question to other parents and teachers and students, we will be moving to the LV area and I would love some feed back on the schools if I could, would be soo helpful I have highschool and middle school students. Please give some information. Thank You
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

Very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very Great school


Posted May 18, 2012

Excuse me. Teacher. Teacher! Wait. DONT HIT ME! Can i go to the bathroom? Cheese my knees.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 8, 2011

The school focuses on nothing but athletics. The school's freshman are in a separate building called the Freshman Academy, it is very small, poorly run (in the men's bathroom, only one of the stalls has a door, and the soap dispenser and the wall between the urinals has been ripped off by a student, about 5 months ago. The district cannot replace teachers, as soon as one retires (which the district is forcing) it takes months to get a new one and if that teacher is in the main building (grades 10-12), they will get a teacher from the Freshman Academy to replace him/her, while the Freshman get a sub, and this will last for months on end. Freshman have NO rights, you can't go off campus, you can't buy from the food vendors that come here, you can't take college credit classes. Not to mention all the scandals that have happened here. Go to West.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2009

Teh academics at Robertson are Lacking, The school focuses on sports and silly things like dress code rather than spending some time trying to educate us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2009

It seems that the problems written here about RHS are stemmed from parenting issues, not the staff. If students are ditching, getting into fights and dropping out, then what are the parents doing to discourage this. Teachers can only do so much. I have a son and a nephew who are RHS graduates. Both have done very successful in post secondary endeavors thanks to the teachers and staff of RHS. Remember the school can only do so much, parents need to take responsibility and parent. Don't expect the school to teach work ethic and morals, they can try but I has to come form home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

Not only are the academics very poor the administrative staff is poor run. I had to wait almost 2 months for Robertson to transfere my son's reocrds. I am still waiting and today finally contacted the principal. I am not sure why everything at Roberston has the mentality of 'tommorrow'. Maybe that is why the kids also have that mentality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

Robertson High School, as we all know, does have its problems. However, do not forget that this school, despite all the odds, did, in fact make AYP last year. This means that there is something going right at RHS. The wrestling team just achieved another state championship!! The MESA group has won several state titles and awards. FFA and BPA are repeatedly placing in the state and national competitions. The new mariachi group, which has only been together for two years, sounds like a professional group. They are phenomenal. That, my friends, is only a taste of all of the positive things at RHS. More teachers than not work diligently to prepare their students for life beyond high school. My children are graduates of RHS and one attends currently. She is an honor roll student, is challenged, and will be fully prepared for college!!! Thank you RHS and teachers!! A grateful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

For the most part, the administrative staff is not interested in helping students find solutions. They are more likely to encourage a student to drop out than to help the student find solutions to their academic problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

RHS is an open campus school. From a parents point of view I can see how that seems like a bad thing. However, having an open campus isn't RHS' problem, especially since campus is isn't official open 'til after fourth mod. If students are going to ditch, they will ditch whether they are allowed to or not. The problem is a majority of the teachers don't care to teach. If students were challenged they probably wouldn't consider ditching as often. Buy hey, it's HighSchool, how many people can honestly say that they had the time of their life in class? HighSchool isn't just about going to class, it's about finding yourself. I have a friend who went to from RHS to a school in Florida, he said that RHS was much more challenging. Overall RHS isn't that bad. It doesn't deserve the bad biased rep it's been given latley
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2008

I am a student at RHS and I must say that this school is all about sports and not about education. There is problems of fighting ditching class and coming to class late. This school needs to change.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

RHS leaves alot to be desired in providing a good education. It seems to be on a par with many schools in NM, however, in that they are all poor academically. The school has an open campus, which promotes an environment of not taking school seriously. There is a major problem with children 'ditching' classes and coming in tardy. Unfortunately, as this is a small town, there really isn't much of an option as the only other high school is even worse.
—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 30% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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 Students21%
Female19%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities12%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female47%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities24%
English Language Learner Current12%
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 Students23%
Female19%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female56%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female42%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students42%
Female44%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners10%

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners19%

Science

All Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners10%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Female42%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners14%
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 85% 59%
White 12% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 0% 2%
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 58%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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