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Pecos Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 308 students

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted September 9, 2014

Pecos Elementary is a great school that continues to grow and get recognized for it's successes! It is up to us parents to be active members in our child's education! As an active parent, I have always been meet with open arms and feel my opinions and ideas are valued. The teachers are awesome to work with, the staff friendly and supportive, and the Principle is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure quality education and a safe learning environment! I was raised a Panther and graduated a Panther! My children will do the same!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

I love Pecos Elementary School. My child attended a public school in Las Vegas, NM for 4 years and then I moved her to Pecos Elem. for her 4th and 5th grade year. Pecos takes pride in education and activities. She has been involved in extra curricular activities and is enjoying them immensely. She is an honor student and does well in her studies. My child was very shy, timid, and withdrawn when she first started. She has matured, become more confident, made many friends and is happy to go to school. I have never had any problems with the teachers or staff. I can always go to them for guidance and advice regarding my child. Pecos offers a lot of programs, activities, etc. for our kids. She never had this at the other school. I have always felt comfortable talking to her teachers regarding her education, etc. Parents just need to get more involved and communicate more with their teachers. The kids get along well and I haven't experienced any bullying. I will definitely miss the Elementary school next year, wish 6th grade was part of elementary. The principal (Debra Holten) is doing a great job and takes pride in the school. Go panthers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2013

There are SO MANY things WRONG about this place! The PTA, the staff, the school functions... It's all wrong. The money is misappropriated. Students are scolded for going ahead! Meanwhile, there's 12 y.o.'s in a class of 9 y.o.'s! The bullying runs rampant and unchecked by the adults that should act on it. When students tell, they are hushed, NOT helped. At the "bake sales", they are selling STORE-BOUGHT BRAND NAME cookies at the price of 50-75 cents for just a couple of them in a sandwich baggie! That is NOT a bake sale. Unfortunately free public school online is not available until 6th grade... I hate the public school system here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

Pecos Elementary School is a great place to be a kid! We have a super new leader who has the support of her staff. The teachers work as a true team and changes are happening all the time. There are always challenges ahead, but data is being analyzed to make sure that the changes will be helpful and successful. We have the support of our parents through an active PTA that provides great opportunities for our students. I expect Pecos Elementary to become one of the role models for other schools in our state.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 4, 2011

The school is equipped with great staff, great administration, and a great community. I really enjoy being a Panther.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 4, 2011

Pecos Elementary School is a great school. Students are challenged and all teachers have high expectations. Our school believes that all students can learn. Students are treated fairly and have a voice in everything we do in the classroom. I have worked in many capacities within the district. Teaching by far has been the most rewarding of all positions I have held within the district. I am proud to be a Teacher at Pecos Elementary.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 4, 2011

Pecos Elementary Staff work together to ensure students are receiving a strong foundation for the middle school and high school to build on.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 4, 2011

The school is getting better, but the staff has to challenge the kids more and expect more from them. The students can produce more.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students50%
Female58%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 Students29%
Female10%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current27%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current18%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female40%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current36%
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 Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
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 92% 59%
White 5% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Black 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 80%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Debra Sena Holton
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (505) 757-2165

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • wrestling

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Pecos, NM 87552
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