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Colinas Del Norte Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 648 students

 

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Posted August 23, 2013

This is our first year at Colinas Elemetary, and so far so good! I am very happy with the communication from the teachers about dates, and events going on. I am also pleased with the sense of safety in the school grounds, and I love the fact that there is a Police Officer that lives on the grounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

A school is only as good as the parents who are willing to be actively involved in their child's education. I had no problems at Colinas and found the education my daughter received to be a solid one. Overcrowding wasn't the school's fault and will be resolved with a new school opening and redistricting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

This is a great school! It is very over crowded but, it will be relieved by next fall. The principal is great and there are great teachers too. The staff works hard to make education fun while at the same time meaningful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

This school is overcrowded. My son is in a half of a portable for his class which has 23 in class. The art class is brought in his class he gets his lunch and eats in the class. Son with ADD stuck in class all day and if punished no recess. (not good combination) Have been some bus issues. Not enough parking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

My kids have been going to colinas since kindergarden, they are now in third grade. We have had nothing but great teachers for our kids. The stuff they have learned is amazing. Teachers and staff have been such a great help for my daughters illness, and it hasnt effected her education at al with all the support from the staff of colinas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

Moving to Rio Rancho was in part because of the rep of the schools. Colinas totally failed our expectations. We had several concerns- 1- safety 2- Overcrowding is a HUGE problem- 3- classroom morale- emphasis is on punishment for offenses rather than reward for accomplishment- poor morale. 4- Students who excel get shafted because the teachers are too busy concentrating on helping those behind. My son's teacher actually said he was bored. This school was so bad we pulled him out and put him in private school where he is now working a full grade ahead, and reading several levels above what he got in this public school. Parents also don't feel welcome. I would never send my child back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

This school is lacking in providing a quality education for those who want it. Mediocre seems to best describe this school and this appears to be ok with the Principal. My child was not challenged in the classroom. I had to do a lot of things at home to keep him challenged. The only extracurricular activity that I am aware of is Karate and Student Government. Apparently it is not required of all teachers to update or even have a webpage even though it is accessible from the school web page. Overall, I was very disappointed with this school. Moving to Rio Rancho for the schools is a good idea but just not in the district of Colinas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2005

My wife and I decided to purchase a house in Rio Rancho because we were told the schools in Rio Rancho were alot better than the Albuquerque Public Schools. Last year my daughter entered into kindergarten at Colinas del Norte. Her teachers Mrs. Galloway and Mrs. V along with the rest of the school far exceeded our expectations. My daughter not only learned kinder basics such as colors, shapes and intro to numbers and letters but by the end of the school year is capable of reading, telling time and adding and subtracing. It is great knowing this school and district is focused on teaching and challenging our children to prepare them for their future. I highly recommend this school.
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

121 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

117 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students51%
Female58%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current25%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female72%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current25%
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 Students51%
Female47%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities25%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female65%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students44%
Female46%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities23%
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 55% 59%
White 35% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
Black 4% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
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 73%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1001 23rd Ave
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Phone: (505) 896-0667

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