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Eagle Ridge Middle School

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Posted March 27, 2014

I really don't care for ERMS, my daughter has been having so many problems and the principle keeps telling me I have kids too and I'm a parent too. My daughter has been having problems at this school and I have requested a transfer from the district and they don't seem to care either. My daughter has had a lot of kids that are giving her a hard time and saying mean things to her, she even got into a fight that could have been avoid because the staff had a heads up on the prior to it happening. I had requested for the principle several times and was always diverted to the assistant. Once I contacted the district is the only time the principle got involved. There is a lot of fights, drama, kids saying mean things about each other, bullying the list goes on......I would not recommend this school to any parent with kids going to 6-8 grades. This is my daughters first and only year to got to that school, she will not be returning, I will drive 20 miles for her not to go to this school again. Very disappointed parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2014

Everyone, this school is great, some of you guys are over reacting, sure theres fight, but thers fight at every school in New Mexico, the teachers here are great and what should teachers do when the other kids do something that wont hurt anyone, just keep suspending them, you guys are all over reacting, overall it is a great school to go to unless your kid likes to get people mad, I went here 6th grade - 8th grade and not once was I picked on or did I fail a class. I got out with a 3.5 average and I was friends with pretty much every body.


Posted February 4, 2014

My son has gone to this school since last year, and I was told by a co-worker that her grandson went there a couple years ago and there were constant fights breaking out and there were parents that were trying to get the principal out of there. When my son started going there, I could see why. My son was harrassed my classmates in PE class and he accidently touched another student alittle too hard. The PE teacher saw it was an accident but this student went to another teacher & this teacher made sure my son got in trouble. This teacher DIDN'T see what happened but decided to get involved. There is a reason why teachers tell students to talk to the teacher of the class it happened in. This principal allows harrassment & bullying and should be terminated. It just shows how the worst staff members are getting this jobs who don't deserve it. Then they all wonder why they don't get a lot more money. This principal needs to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

Eagle Ridge middle school. My child was bullied in class, kicked, backpack zippers were ripped off while in class. The principal stated that the teacher never leaves the class but this was allowed to transpire. They did an investigation but were never able to find the culprits say the least of punishing them. All that was done for my child was moved to a different group but at least 1 culprit is still there. The only other school closer to us has a 30-person wait list to transfer. Before our child went there we were warned that 1 of our child's Elementary Teachers warned us about Eagle Ridge but that was a mistake on our part for not having them go to that other school.


Posted August 5, 2013

My daughter went to Eagle Ridge for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The teachers ranged from good to excellent. The orchestra program is top -notch, among the best in the state. The volleyball program is also good. She made great friends here, serious students with high goals. However, the reason I am only giving it two stars is because of the discipline problems. My daughter and her friends said that it was frequently hard to pay attention in class because of all the talking and misbehavior. Occasionally, the entire grade would be punished during lunch because of the actions of a few. There were also several fights. The kids felt like the administration was constantly harassing them about minor dress code violations (like a logo being too big), while turning a blind eye to larger issues, such as the fights and other criminal activity. As a result, we decided to enroll our 6th grader in a charter school instead of sending him to ERMS. I hope ERMS gets the discipline issues sorted out, because there are a lot of great kids and great teachers there who deserve a better environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2012

This is okay school. But everyone was transferring their kids to mountain view because we heard that eagle ridge didn't really care about their students and disciplined their kids horribly. And their was way too many fights and the fighters only got lunch detention while some kids got in school suspension (ISS) for talking in class or being out of dress code. This school is just whack. Also my sons English quit while he was in class in the first quarter of the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

This is a good school. Teachers are welcoming and do their best to help each child. However the 6th grade teachers can only do so much with so many new students. They do not have a accelerated program for the 6th graders which made this school year VERY boring for my daughter. We are told that there is an accelerated program for the 7th and 8th graders. We can only hope, otherwise we may have to look into charter schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

We love ERMS!! My daughter became very ill during the middle of the school year, and the entire staff and leadership team rallied behind her to help her out. They are very fair, and the teams are nicely balanced between high expectations and kindness toward the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

My daughter attended Eagle Ridge and I volunteered on the Parent Advisory Council. I was so impressed by the concern of the administration as they continually tried to better the school and serve the students. The calibre of the teachers was phenomenal. The one instance where we did have problems with a teacher, once parents contacted the principal, the situation was quickly dealt with. I would have no qualms recommending this school this other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

I love working at ERMS. The comraderie and support amongst the staff is professional and positive. Expectations are high and we're given the tools and encouragement to achieve those goals. Those two hand in hand is rare.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 40% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

278 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
43%
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 41% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

264 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
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%
Female53%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited45%

Reading

All Students49%
Female55%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited50%
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 Students44%
Female49%
Male39%
African American44%
Asian85%
Hispanic39%
Native American40%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited53%

Reading

All Students56%
Female67%
Male46%
African American44%
Asian69%
Hispanic56%
Native American40%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited74%

Science

All Students45%
Female50%
Male41%
African American44%
Asian77%
Hispanic38%
Native American40%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited42%
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%
Female55%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native American42%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited38%

Reading

All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native American50%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current15%
English Language Learner Exited38%
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 51% 59%
White 38% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
Black 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 68%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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