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Moriarty High School

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Posted April 29, 2013

I would rate this school a negative zero!!! The administration is a joke, the school has clear drug problem, my child tells me about it daily. If my child knows and can smell it on other students you would think that the teachers would do the same. That in fact is not the case. Drug test at random, how about the Truck raffle they do every year for the past 7, put towards drug prevention and awareness....start testing, there are actually students there that want an education!!! The math course is not accepted by other schools or some colleges, when my child moved back to Texas they gave him an elective credit for it and had to take Algebra 2 over summer school. I get it that NM has ZERO funding for education and Moriarty is a prime example, but with all the casinos in this state, make room for some!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

MHS is plagued by good teachers and bad teachers. The Math program is especially abhorred: the student has to almost help them self along as this math program teaches by the students own ability to find answers through trial and error it seems. Other than math, the English Department has it down, regardless, this school is a choice to be placed at the bottom of the list.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2012

The policies at MHS are outdated and seek to punish students out of spite, rather than to improve on issues. Speaking of "outdated" I have to mention the transphobic remarks made during class by a certain P.E./Health teacher, when she was supposed to be educating students, instead of spewing curriculum-irrelevant prejudice. Other than just all-around abysmal math teachers, their staff is just very out of touch with students. There's very much a "just doing my job" -without regard for individual students or actual learning- kind of mindset. And it's almost as if the principle/ assistant principles get a kick out of punishing students, dealing out over-the-top punishments to keep kids quiet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2012

I rate this school TERRIBLE! As a parent, who received a telephone call from a teacher regarding my child's grades dropping, I immediately made an appointment, to see what can be done to assist. Well, I met with the Counselors, who indicated that just because the child is failing this class and grades dropping in this class ... she will still pass the semester with a C- or D Average. Thanks for the motivation and encouragement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

My brother graduated in '07. He says that there weren't any popular cliques, bullies, or anything. He's quite smart, and I'm coming here when I'm older. He gives it four stars.


Posted January 14, 2011

As a former student I must say that the school overall is alright when compared to most public schools in Albuquerque. Torrance county is littered w/ "poor man's mentality" and that mindset has been given to each generation. It's not the job of the teachers and staff to be the educator, parent, and disciplinarianm however, that role has been thrust upon them and although they're given that resonsibility, they're not given the authority. So basically the kids run the school. Lack of parenting and discipline at home has turned this school into a jungle. Educators can only do so much, and the "it's ok try again" mentality isn't working. Raise your kids right and they'll be fine here. It starts w/ you.


Posted September 18, 2010

I find that this school has a high level of incompetence at the administration level and it disappoints me to send my children to such a school. I have to choose one star grade for the principal because they have nothing lower. The only thing I like about this school is it has a great auto teacher who really cares about his students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

this school is terrible, parents do not send your child here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

This special ed program rocks! By far the best out of the 8 my daughter has been in during our travels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

Moriarty High has it's problems, but over all it is almost acceptable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

My grandson is enrolled in the 'Crossroads' program at Moriarty High School and he is actually 'learning' something, after two awful years at the Middle school here. Hats off to Mr. Bond and Ms. V. Thank-you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2008

I attended Moriarty High School a few years ago as a senior and have to say it was a disappointment for me as a student. I have been to several high schools internationally and this was the worst of all the ones I have personally attended. The main issue I had with MHS was that it caters neither for bright students or for students who need extra help. For me, the content of all classes was insanely easy and not challenging at all, and my teachers did not know how to make it more rewarding for me. Despite this, I was shocked to see how many students were failing their classes. The teachers were all very nice, but I was under the impression that they did not really care or try to help those who were failing. I think this is a serious problem, because good education is vital for all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2008

I have 3 children who have or are currently attending Moriarty High School. This school has been outstanding in regards to academics, extracurricular activities and in keeping me informed of activities that apply to myself or my students. I always know whats going on there and its been wonderful. Staff are always easily contacted, and quick to return calls or emails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

I am on my 3 child going threw the moriarty schools. I for the most part am happy with them although the teachers not all of them but most donot care about the kids they are ther for the pay check. If they would spend more time on helping the kids inclass that really need the extra help instead they work with the smart ones. Your ther to help the ones who need it than you would not have kids dropping out! all my kids were in sports threw high school its great because it keeps them busy but they need to be nicer to the kids. One min they are yelling at them telling them how bad they have done than in the next breath they tell you how great you are. That makes them want to give up. We need to be positive with them all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

the quality of the acedemic programs is good but it could be better. The availibility on the sports and extra curriculars is good there is a wide variety. Parent involvement is not good at all unless your involved in sports or anything like that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2006

I am currently a Senior student at Moriarty and have been attending just this year. My previous school was La Cueva and I can spot significant differences between the two. At Moriarty you actually feel apart of the school wether you are involved in sports or not. It is refreshing having teachers you actually care if you pass or fail. There are classes geared towards the students you need help in all subjects. The counseling staff has been exceptional in making sure that all my requirements are met and that my senior goes smooth. I enjoy it very much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2006

Some teachers are good and care about students and making sure they understand.Other teachers don't care at all about their students.The Discipline is not consistent and the 'gentleman' that is supposedly in charge of it, wants to be the 'nice guy'.This person has no clue whatsoever, how to impose discipline at a High School level, he is good for Public Relations, but has no gutts to be hard and tough with these adolescents.The Principal tries to do his best, but sometimes looks like an octopus,trying to be in everything at the same time.This High School needs a better organization at the Administration Level, and be tougher and harder with the students in reference to Discipline matters;then, maybe the High School will improve and students will be more respectful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2005

I think this school is alright, it has a pretty good education system. The teachers care about the students (atleast most of them do). The dropout rate isn't very high. Our school consists mostly of normal students. They have a good SPED programs. The people they have hired for discipline haven't been the greatest. Even though I am a 5th year student, I have enjoyed this school. The new principal has been very good, he has made some good moves in improving our school. Overall it is a pretty decent school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited23%

Reading

All Students48%
Female60%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited41%
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 Students51%
Female58%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited29%

Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited54%

Science

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
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

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students42%
Female42%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female52%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female35%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students54%
Female48%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
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
White 57% 26%
Hispanic 38% 59%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Black 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Center St
Moriarty, NM 87035
Phone: (505) 832-4471

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