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Los Lunas High School

Public | 9-12 | 1382 students

 
 

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Posted April 12, 2014

To the parent from Minnesota you should go back if your child isn't getting that good of education then the problem starts at home. The basic fundamentals to an education starts at home. I was born and raised in Ohio and lived here for 20 yrs and have seen a lot of awesome students accomplish many great things in Los lunas. I can't stand it when someone moves to a new place and start crying about everything . Solution move back to where you came from and stop crying
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

I attended Los lunas hight. I would like to call attention to the fact, the students who are defending their school, have terrible grammar and writing skills.


Posted April 30, 2013

I am ashamed to have let my child go to such a terrible school. Growing up in Minnesota, the communities cared about the school and so did the teachers. Now, the school district as a whole as fell to shame. A warning to all, please choose a better school for your children. Los Lunas Schools, you've disappointed me
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

I'm applying to pull my child out of this school. I'm willing to move if that's what it takes. The teachers do NOT care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

Would I send my children to the LLHS that existed during the 2004-2005 academic year? Yes, I would do so (and did) gladly. However, after seven years of budget cuts, the forcing of a number of good teachers into early retirement, the wholesale dismantling of the gifted and talented program, the elimination of honors courses in favor of AP (whether or not the intelligent child is emotionally or developmentally ready for AP level pressure), plummeting faculty, staff, and student morale, an increasingly punitive and desperate administrative culture that seems unable to rectify the systemic, fundamental problems affecting LLHS, the school that I sent my children to no longer exists and hasn't for a number of years. I pulled my remaining child out during the 2010-2011 academic year and have consistently heard from those left behind that we got out at the right time. My child is happier, is still learning (but enjoying it more) and still scoring well on those all-important standardized tests at her new, much smaller school which, while it may still have its problems, has an atmosphere more conducive to learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

I believe that LLHS needs to improve a lot, and that they need to either expand the school or build another highschool along with the two already in Los Lunas because they are about four thousand students over capasity.


Posted September 15, 2008

I graduated in 2005. I graduated in the top 20% of my class. I did not put forth as much effort as I could have which is why I did not graduate in a higher percentile. I did not even appreciate the education that I was receiving. But just being in a working environment now, I can tell that I received a lot more than other students from around the state.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2008

In the last two years there has been 2 new principals, and the turn over this year of vice principals is alarming. Although I would say not many people could handle working for the current principle. So the turn over is understanding. With approximately a 50% graduation rate, the school is a mess. There is one or two gems amoung the teachers, but they don't surface often. The class selection is very small. I understand the drop out rate for students that do not have a parents constantly checking on the school for correct record keeping of grades, absences, etc. There have been so many mistakes made, and kids are not trusted at the school to speak for themselves. Parents need to be active in every grade and record that is kept. There is about 60% acurracy rate in the system at LLHS. I believe that would give them an F.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2008

LLHS is one of the greatest schools in nm i dont understand how all these people can hate on LLHS its just school and its not even violent. Go Tigers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2007

Many people under estimate the students and teachers at los lunas high. And i proudly say that as a student and born and raised tiger. Sure from time to time things at the school have been rough, but now with the new principal things have changed for the better. For example as a student this year comparing to last year there were way fewer fights and the students are now well disaplined.As a matter of fact the school's academic rating is increasing each year. The athletics is also an amazing part of the school.Overall los lunas high school is a well organized and safe place for students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2006

This school has some serious issues! They need to go back to the block schedule soon, Before more kids drop out! The 5 minute passing period is not enough time to even go to a locker if they have one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

We moved up from the southern part of the state last year. My son is in Special Ed. and the school has a current IEP on file. However, the Sped department did not let my childs teachers know of this. Now I know why so many parents have told me to watch out for my children in Los Lunas, it is apparent that the teachers are not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

The reality of the Los Lunas Schools is simple. They rank last on the National Scale and have remained there for the last 3 years. The new administration does promise improvements just as the former admin. did but the reality is in the numbers. Los Lunas has spent enormous amounts of your money with not only devistating results but the board members and staff are actually pround of their failures with the average students but especially with the special needs students. Los Lunas schools are in fact a self serving complete failure on every level imaginable and you would be better to have baboons teach your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

LLHS has been a great school so far. I love going there we do so many fun activities it makes me wonder why people would think this school is bad? The teachers are great they listen to you and try to help in any way they can. Sports are great also they keep alot of kids out of trouble and it's a way to get involved with the school, and make new friends. Others may feel different, but from my experience at LLHS I'd say it's a really good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2005

Public school is what you make of it! The teachers at LLHS really care about their students' futures. As a former LLHS graduate I know LLHS adequately prepared me for college. The key to success at this school, and public schools in general, is to challenge yourself and take honor classes. You are only going to get out of school what you put in.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2005

I moved my sons from nationally recognized Rio Rancho schools, to the Los Lunas District a year ago, and I've been incredibly pleased with the difference. My children are no longer treated as a number. They are made to feel as if their achievements matter, and that they an important part of the world they live in. I will feel more comfortable when the school is split to compensate for the overcrowding, but I believe everyone is working hard to meet the student s needs. I'm happy with the extracurricular activities, and school safety. Overall I am quite satisfied with the school district. Thank you, to the teachers and administrators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

Don't believe everything you read. Albuquerque people believe they are better than anyone south of them regardless of how the schools performs. Los Lunas is a safe high school. As far as academics are concerned, Los Lunas falls right in the middle of Albuquerque Schools.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2004

I have recently moved to Los Lunas and find the high school to do very well. The way they do courses for 1 semester at a time really helps the ones who might be left behind if they had to carry 8 courses a day. There does seem to be a lot of violence there, but the school addresses that problem with the police officers on duty. The children can not leave campus like they can in Albuquerque, which is another plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

LLHS is probably one of the worst schools in New Mexico. I strongly believe LLHS is passing underachievers because it doesn t know how to teach them simple reading, writing, and arithmetic. Enroll your child somewhere else!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2003

We moved from Albuquerque to Bosque Farms as my son was entering the 8th grade. My son subsequently graduated from Los Lunas High School. I was shocked at how inferior the Los Lunas School System was compared with Albuquerque. I feel like this school failed in all ways.


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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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
24%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%
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 Students17%
Female16%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Native American15%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited17%

Reading

All Students32%
Female39%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native American31%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited25%
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 Students27%
Female28%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native American24%
White35%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited18%

Reading

All Students46%
Female52%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native American41%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current14%
English Language Learner Exited33%

Science

All Students31%
Female27%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native American17%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current14%
English Language Learner Exited15%
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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

266 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

266 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students27%
Female28%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native American19%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners4%

Reading

All Students37%
Female46%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native American31%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students37%
Female32%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native American35%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners0%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Female38%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native American31%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners4%
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 64% 58%
White 23% 25%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 13%
Black 2% 2%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1776 Emilio Lopez Rd
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: (505) 866-8231

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