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El Capitan Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 448 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2014

The principal is easily accessible but the teachers are still doing unsatisfactory. I wish my daughter's teacher would use constructive criticism. Instead she simply puts on her report card that she is not quite "meeting expectations". Although she is testing well and scores well above many of the students, my daughter is led to believe that she isn't doing good. Teachers like that should communicate with parents on how they come up with their numbers and notify them if they are having any difficulties. I've tried numerous times to address the issues at the school but nothing has changed. Lack of communication does not promote confidence for any student. By the way, this is a first grade teacher so if your child is approaching that grade, beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

The teachers are great!! They're easy to approach by both the students and the parents and you can see they genuinely care about the development of your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I went there and so does my son. The teachers there now are the same ones who taught me. It's great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I have had the pleasure to meet many people on the staff at El Cap. I have gone to several of their assemblies as well. It's not often you find a school with the same core beliefs you grew up with anymore,and it's great to see that this school still touches on those things.


Posted February 2, 2008

The staff is great to my kids and the school supports my kids education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2006

We have 5 children ages 12, 11, 7, 2 & 10 months old. We have been a parent now at El Capitan school for several years since my oldest was in kinder there now shes going on to 7 th grade as well as my 11 yr old.my 7 yr old will be in 2nd grade at the school. I am so satisfied with the school. They are a great team they are such a caring staff. Parents are so welcome at the school at any given moment. We never feel out of place we feel like a family. My children love it there. My 2 oldest are sad to be leaving to middle school but know they are always welcome to visit any time.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students52%
Female54%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current55%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female69%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current46%
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 Students42%
Female38%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities22%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female32%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities22%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female32%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities22%
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 Students40%
Female38%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female71%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 67% 59%
White 29% 26%
Black 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2807 West Bland St
Roswell, NM 88203
Phone: (505) 627-2511

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