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Raton High School

Public | 9-12 | 354 students

 
 

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Posted October 16, 2005

Like most schools, we do focus heavily on sports, meaning that kids who want to fit in either have to join a team, or find another group to fit in with. Academics is NOT heavily stressed, with the result that the school is struggling to meet the new required graduation requirements like Algebra. There is almost no recognition of academic success as compared to the hoopla over sports activities. Athletics are important, but not any more important than being successful in reading, writing, and arithmatic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2005

I dont think they focus on the basics enough. They seemed more worried about sports then actually school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2004

My belief is that students should be recognized for their academic achievements first and foremost and their sports should be second not first! The freshmen need recognition also, this is the make or break year and without encouragement I feel they get lost. Peer mediation is a step that should be addressed and put into the school. It makes everyones jobs easier. Math and english need more work and better teachers. I feel there is more room for improvement, but due to the economy and the other factors in our community I feel that we are on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

I think that this school has lots of intellegent and outgoing students and it should be more recognized for its achivements.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%
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 Students32%
Female32%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited23%

Reading

All Students41%
Female51%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited8%
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 Students35%
Female38%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited19%

Reading

All Students46%
Female57%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited38%

Science

All Students19%
Female17%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exited6%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
33%
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%
Female40%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners8%

Reading

All Students39%
Female40%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students33%
Female29%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners8%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Female37%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners0%
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 62% 59%
White 36% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 55%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1535 Tiger Circle
Raton, NM 87740
Phone: (505) 445-9111

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