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Valencia High School

Public | 9-12 | 984 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted September 9, 2014

Have had an above average experience with VHS. Some of the teachers are outstanding. The band program is excellent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

We had a number of misgivings based upon rumors prior to letting our daughter attend VHS. That said, we have been pleasantly surprised by how well the school has met her needs. They have a fantastic music program and as a musician this has been very good for her. We have found that the administration has been very accommodating for our daughter academic needs including placing her in the advanced classes ahead of schedule in order to meet the guidelines of her IEP. We have not found a plethora of misbehavior and really have found the student body to be very typical of any high school. We have found that parents are involved, but it could be simply because of the large number of parents involved with the band program. As with any high school there are some amazing teachers and some that struggle, but to date we have not run into any that are inadequate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

Mediocrity at BEST. Uninvolved parents, teachers are way too lenient, most students are many grade levels behind the curriculum. I moved my child out after freshman year. When I went to disenroll my child I could not believe the number of pregnant girls or the massive displays of public affection. Also, not enough textbooks for the students. This school is a joke and will not even begin to prepare your child for college. Im glad I moved my child. Oh yes, and dont get me started on all of the pot smoking that goes on in the bathrooms and parking lots AND the weak, weak, administration.If you want your child to become involved in gangs, drugs, sex, or just recieve a less than average education than this is the place for you! Im glad I moved my child out of this school district.
—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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

All Students23%
Female20%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native American10%
White34%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited23%

Reading

All Students37%
Female44%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native American20%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited40%
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 Students30%
Female27%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited30%

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited51%

Science

All Students39%
Female35%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited38%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

198 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

198 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

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 Students33%
Female26%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native American43%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners0%

Reading

All Students50%
Female57%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native American57%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners5%

Science

All Students42%
Female32%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native American64%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners10%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female41%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native American50%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners15%
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 69% 59%
White 23% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 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 70%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: (505) 866-8231

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