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Mesilla Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 563 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Great school. All the people that work in this school are very caring and professional. Thanks MPES for your work, love and care to our children who are our tresures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

This school since day one has been a pain in my rear. Not so much the teachers but the Principal is the worst. She only cares about her numbers and doesn't care so much about the education that the children are getting. If you have a problem you will not get it fixed with her. Every time I have a problem end up at the superintendents office. The counselor is also a really difficult person to deal with as well. If you feel that your kids are not doing well within the first month get them out. Your problems will not get solved with the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

This is a very good school. The principal and teachers are very caring and are certified. Most of the parents support the school and have positive things to say about it. Even though many of the students come from disadvantaged backgrounds, there are no gangs. The school's test scores are consistently increasing each year. Of course, like other schools, there are a few parents who are always negative about everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

This is a miserable excuse for a school. While the teachers are competent and caring, the student body makes this school a dangerous one. It's my opinion the principal is incompetent. My daughter was harmed 3 times in one week, culminating in a student putting her hands around my child's neck. The district safety officer could not guarantee my daughter would not be injured, and it took speaking to the superintendent to get a written action plan and a guarantee for my child's safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

This school has been rated low performing for several years now and it is Title One. There are gang problems, even in first grade. The teacher my child had cared nothing about his privacy, publicly told each child his/her grade during class, refused requests for conferences, and allowed young children to walk home from school unaccompanied. I urge parents assigned to this school to reconsider. The district will allow your child to attend a better school if only you request it and there is room. Hillrise, University Hills and Mesilla are all much better schools without these problems. It will take us years to undo the damage done in a short six months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Mesilla Park Elementary School has been a family tradition for over 40 years. My grandfather attended at a different location and now my son attends. Mesilla Park is a good school for one because it is in the country, I feel safe having my son walk to and from school. The people in the community are freindly and the teachers all seem very devoted to thier students. I was recently sent home a letter letting me know the school wasnt doing so well academically and that I could chose to send my child to another school nearby, I decided against this because based on everything I have seen and heard both from my son and his teachers he is doing great.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

81 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 45% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students51%
Female56%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities20%
English Language Learner Current29%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female67%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current38%
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 Students37%
Female30%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Current13%
English Language Learner Exited52%

Reading

All Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Current25%
English Language Learner Exited48%

Science

All Students42%
Female33%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities23%
English Language Learner Current21%
English Language Learner Exited57%
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 Students58%
Female68%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current29%
English Language Learner Exited74%

Reading

All Students53%
Female71%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current21%
English Language Learner Exited59%
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 75% 58%
White 15% 25%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 13%
Asian 3% 1%
Black 3% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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955 West Union Ave
Mesilla Park, NM 88047
Phone: (505) 527-5800

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