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Valencia Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 546 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2010

MVMS has caring staff, amazing programs, and great kids. We are working on putting systems and programs in place to guarantee success for all students. This year was good, next year should be awesome!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 9, 2010

this school is a very niceplace. i am very pround to send my child here!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

MVMS isn't the best school out there, I understand this. However, the reason for this is because the school board seems to not care who they send to be Principal for that school. They also don't seem to care who the teachers are. There are however a few very good teachers at that school. And while this may not seem to be enough for most people, anyone who has gone to that school will understand the full effect of it. I myself am a former student, and I am also attending Valencia and I am glad that MVMS has sent those who are not interested in school to LLHS. Also, if you don't go looking for trouble, you ususally won't find it. And should there be anything dangerous going on, the students will tell someone. If it endangers us, we will do our best to get rid of it.


Posted August 18, 2008

The school is nowhere as bad as people willl tell you. Being a former student. Your child doesn't have to worry about gangs. You show them respect? You get it right back. If kids learned to not run their mouths and respect others. They should have no trouble at all at MVMs. People tend to stretch out words. Being honest going to both MVMs and LLMS. MVMs has less gangs and less trouble. Sure there may be knives and marijuana brought to school. EVERY school has it. I went to there (Now going to Valencia) for two years. Never got suspended, in a fight, shot, stabbed, beaten, None of that. People look down on it because of the area and the mexican population.


Posted April 12, 2008

This is my daughters first year at MVMS. She hates it. The teachers are almost horrible. She would tell me that she wants to switch classes. There has been so many fights, it's unbelievable. They are now putting up cameras, but I don't think that it will help at all. There is also other students who don't like her and give her dirty looks and call her horrible names. The vice-principal is also horrible, she is rude to all the students and is just plain mean. I don't think that I will be sending her here to MVMS next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

We just moved here from the chicago area 2 weeks ago. My daughter has already had her purse stolen, she has been called everything but her name. The vice principle has turned a blind eye to the entire situation and tells my daughter that its not really happening. The busses are horrible, I am really afraid for her at this point. The entire area (los lunas) is just run down and no one takes care of anything, and I guess they do the same in the school. We will be out of here the first chance we get!! I thought that coming to a small town would be better.. I think we should go back to chicago.. its safer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

It was very bad! the ramp up math didn't work. by changing into algebra class my son couldn't follow the teacher didn't inform me and didn't care anyway. I am very disappointed about the schools out here in Valencia county.
—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 41% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

266 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
20%
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 Students39%
Female39%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native American56%
White41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current6%
English Language Learner Exited55%

Reading

All Students44%
Female44%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native American50%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current6%
English Language Learner Exited46%

Science

All Students42%
Female35%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native American45%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current6%
English Language Learner Exited46%
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 Students39%
Female45%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current6%
English Language Learner Exited51%

Reading

All Students60%
Female65%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited65%
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 71% 59%
White 25% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 82%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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22 Marlink Rd
Los Lunas, NM 87031
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