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Puesta Del Sol Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 814 students

 

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Posted September 7, 2014

This school seems to be very disorganized. Has been the worst experience I could of dreamed of out of a school for my child. If you have the ability to send your child to a different school, do it! School is extremely behind academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2014

In the not quite a month that my child has been in 1st grade here I am extremely concerned in the lack of challenge of material they are teaching the students. My child first of all gets no homework which doesn't bother me so much as to what he tells me he is learning whereas even though I see his teacher everyday she still doesn't bother to tell me exactly what they are learning. According to my child what he is "learning" is what he knew prior to even starting kindergarten. It's a good thing I work with my child every day after school and on weekends for a couple of hours, I feel sorry for the parents of the children and the children themselves whose parents aren't able to do so because this school is definitely setting them up for failure. If we weren't going to move out of state shortly I would 100% be changing my child's school. The only reason I'm giving 2 stars is because I'm hoping things will pick up very soon...fingers crossed x. While most of the people I have encountered that work here are very nice, nice just doesn't give me hope that they are teaching my child new things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

My son kindergarten teacher was excellent in giving my son confidence, because my son suffers from ADHD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

My experience at this school was not pleasant. Leadership at this school lacks integrity and professionalism. When I had a concern with my daughters teacher, the principal and teacher did not follow procedures detailed in the student handbook for a classroom change. I felt bullied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

The care and concern for their students. I have 3 nieces and 2 are currently attending. The third one is feeling a little left out since she is not going yet.


Posted October 20, 2009

I love the open communication they have between parents as well as the teachers. I love the programs they offer, i love the teachers we have. love the spirit we share, the positive attitude Everyone Welcome to Puesta Del Sol, where you feel important and just like home!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2006

Puesta del Sol is one of the greatest schools we have been a part of. With five children and having lived all over the state of NM, Rio Rancho public school district is the best in the state. Our youngest child is currently attending puesta del sol elementary. He was born with down syndrome and has been fully included in the most wonderful multi-age classroom. Surrounded with wonderful learning opportunities and the most incredibly gifted teacher. She believes in him and he believes in himself. He is in the 2nd grade, has down syndrome and is reading! He loves his school and his after school safe program and so do we. This school is very highly recommended. Your child will be challenged and be a part of his/her community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2006

My son has since graduated Puesta along with his cousins, but I am still impressed. Chiles was an exceptional after-school program, and the PTO is well-organized and put together some excellent events through the years. It was easy to bond with the other parents and really become a community. In addition, the school recognized some exceptional abilities in my son and put the wheels into motion that enabled him to begin a gifted program at the middle school level. He enjoyed after school choir and karate, and Chiles trips to the River of Lights. We enjoyed Donuts for Dads, Muffins for Moms, and all the get-togethers and fundraisers arranged by the PTO. The parent conferences were informative and helpful, and it was apparent that the teachers care about the students and acknowledge the need for parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2004

Puesta is a very 'out of the box' type of school. My son was reading by winter break in kindergarten...I don't remember doing that in kindergarten but the kids seemed to handle it just fine. My son will now be in the third grade and I couldn't be happier with his teacher. Since he has gone here, my belief has become that if you make it interesting enough, the kids will get it and they will not struggle. The teachers here push the kids and challenge them without completely overwhelming them. I love the fact that they have a uniform code in effect in all of the RR schools; it makes it so easy to pick-out what to wear in the morning and the kids look good. I recommend the RR public school system to all of my friends and especially love Puesta.
—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 51% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

148 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

161 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 Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Current47%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities36%
English Language Learner Current53%
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 Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities40%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities53%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities26%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited55%

Reading

All Students57%
Female67%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities21%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exited55%
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 59% 59%
White 31% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Black 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 77%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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450 Southern Blvd
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: (505) 896-0667

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