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Penasco High School

Public | 9-12 | 148 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 5, 2013

This school was a good school for my son when he went but my daughter who is much younger than my son is switching schools due to the fact that this school has gone down pretty badly in the last couple of years. There is very few teachers and not enough being taught. Very sad to see this happening
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

This school has really gone downhill in the 10 years that I have been sending my kids here. There is more of an emphasis on sports than academics. They no longer offer extracurricular activities such as drama, chess, band or cheer leading. They have one counselor that is not qualified to prepare the students for college applications, scholarships etc. The principal is pretty old school and more about treating the children like they are in the military than a school. I feel very sad that this school ranked in the higher percentages ten years ago, and now they are really falling behind. They don't even seem to care about the kids that are doing really well. Last year the Valedictorian couldn't even come up with a good speech without plagiarizing half of it, and nobody was listing to him to boot! So sad and disrespectful. I will not be sending my daughter to this high school and have her go through what my other kids went through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

This school is pretty good considering that there are hardly any available advanced classes for Honors Students etc. Athletics is a plus at this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2007

I highly recommend this school to any parent. It is a small community with outstanding teachers and a great environment. The children have the opportunity to play any sport they want and succeed plus have fun. They don't have the austere environment that a large school has; teachers know each child by their name and fully understand thier needs. This will allow each student to succeed. Parents pack the gym at each basketball and volleyball home games for both boys and girls - which gives each child that competitive spirit and talk to thier children/grandchildren on how much fun they had in high school. The school offers cross-country, soccor, baseball and track and many other academic programs such as BPA, chess, etc.....it is a great environment with the right culture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

I think Pe asco schools are great. They have a small campus that is great, and they don't have city noise. I have been sending my children there for more than 13 years now. I recommened this school to parents who don't like large schools, and would like thier child to attend a loving, school spirited, drug free school. Teachers get to know the students by their name and not by their facial expressions. Every child here is liked and not neglected, all students get the attention they need. Teachers also will get to know the parents as well. Pe asco also offers many extracurricular activities, and is well secured and well disiplined.
—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 30% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
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 Students26%
Female25%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female30%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
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 Students47%
Female20%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female60%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students37%
Female0%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
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

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students15%
Female26%
Male5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students15%
Female26%
Male5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students30%
Female37%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students35%
Female32%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
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
Hispanic 95% 59%
White 3% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 79%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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13 School Rd
Penasco, NM 87553
Phone: (505) 587-2230

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