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Mountain Elementary School

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Posted July 4, 2006

This a great school overall. Parents are involved and teachers are responsive to students and parents. Academics are focused on State requirments (like everywhere else), but the teachers are still able to keep their classes interested. Extracurricular activities include art, music, PE, computer lab, and library. One thing that was a bit problematic was the lack of a school funded lunch program. A volunteer parent organization takes it upon themselves to add a hot lunch a couple time a week. Gym doubles as cafeteria. Kids performed music programs and dance programs that were nicely put together. Sports is primarily outside school sponsership. The LA school system is becoming overcrowded and the additions of the portable trailer type classrooms are necessary. Last year a Mountain playground was taken down to add more classroom space. My children enjoyed their time at Mountain and I believe that they are well prepared for future grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Academically, this school is top notch. Because of the demographics in Los Alamos, an emphasis is placed on science and math. Music, Library, PE, Computers, and Art classes are attended once a week, with the music program being particularly strong. Lots of Type A parents pushing thier kids, which can be a problem, particularly if your child is content to learn at their own rate. Kids who would be good students in most other schools can encounter some inferiority based on the accomplishments of some of the kids who have been pushed from before preschool. The infrastructure throughout the Los alamos School District needs to be improved dramatically.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

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 43% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
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 40% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

42 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students73%
Female68%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities31%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities37%
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 Students84%
Female76%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities60%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities60%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female86%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities100%
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 Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female92%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female91%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 26%
Hispanic 21% 59%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 1%
Black 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2280 North Rd
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone: (505) 663-2230

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