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Sundance Elementary School

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Posted December 22, 2012

I personally love this school. My son is currently a 1st grader there, this is his second year there. He was having problems and his teacher was very prompt in detecting the problem and then working with my husband and I along with the counseling staff to identify possible solutions. The teachers there are very caring and seem very inspired by their choice of vocation. The campus is very secure and you have to go through several sets doors to get to any of the classrooms, which is mildly annoying when dropping off one child while carrying another, but when one takes into account the importance of security in our schools, I feel comforted to know that those doors are there. Beyond the security, it is just a beautifully designed school. The library is amazing and they even have their own gym. Basically Sundance is a school that I feel good about taking my child to every day because I know that he will be safe and will learn a ton while he is there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

I'm not sure where the previous parent review is coming from. Maybe things were different last year. We just moved to the area and I researched schools in the Abq. area exhaustively. Almost every parent I spoke with recommended this school. It is K thru 6 (not 5 as listed). The teachers and staff are extremely helpful and ready to involve parents in their child's education. Parents are required to sign off on all homework assignments as well as participate in daily reading and journaling. Teachers and staff are available to talk with parents every day. At least three parents I spoke with from neighboring gradeschools choose to bring their children to Sundance because they like the principal so much. The school itself and the playground are newly built and beautiful including an outdoor courtyard the students pass thru on the way to and from classes. Drop-off and pick-up are very fluid thanks to staff escorting each student to his/her bus, car, or parent. My children are very happy with the school and so am I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2011

I was not impressed with this school. They say they have an open door policy but they will not let the parents out on the playground at lunch time nor can you bring snacks in. They did not encourage parents to get involved and our son frequently came home and told us his teacher told him "i don't want to hear it" after him being bullied. Only 1 field trip...no dances or other parent involment activities.The education being taught was average but to be expected with New Mexico school system. We pulled our son out and placed him in another school this year. I would rather drive 30 minutes one way than but our child back in this school!
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students61%
Female58%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native American39%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities36%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female61%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native American28%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Native American69%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female89%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Native American50%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female92%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Native American63%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native American40%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female62%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native American30%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged46%
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 Students60%
Female55%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native American58%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native American75%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged64%
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
Hispanic 47% 59%
White 25% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 23% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 2% 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 60%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3701 Sundance SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: (505) 866-8231

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