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Roswell High School

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Posted April 8, 2012

RHS is a student centered campus. I can honestly say that this campus is filled with teachers who honestly love kids and strive to provide a rigorous coursework of study for every student. RHS is a community of learners surrounded by a faculty that strives to create lifelong learners and thinkers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 26, 2009

I have had one son graduate from RHS with two more to follow. There is no such thing as a perfect school and you will have some bad teachers as well as the usual problems with students. But I would not send my sons to any other high school in Roswell. The principal is very involed with the students and has their respect and trust. A HUGE test for any staff member.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

I personally liked RHS. They made me feel welcomed with open arms. It can be strict and disciplined, but what school isn't? I think that it's good though because every school should have a good foundation and stucture. The teachers are great and very motivating.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2008

They are the most satisfactory school i have ever been too, They are all so friendly especially the spanish teacher Mrs. Fresces, & Mr. Vernon the history teacher .
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2007

The Roswell Independent School District has been one disappointment after another. I have often asked several teachers as to the reason they do not call parents when the child is failing and the response is always the same,'We don't have time to call parents. We have too many students and it's the students responsibility to keep track of their progress.' I think that the worse thing that I have done was to take my daughter out of private school and subject her to mediocre education and values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

Satisfied, both my older children graduated here. Sports kept my son busy, and music kept my daughter upbeat. My daughter graduated with honors. Safety and Discipline issues were great, I was very comfortable of how they took care of manners.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
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 Students21%
Female20%
Male24%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Current11%
English Language Learner Exited21%

Reading

All Students35%
Female39%
Male31%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Current19%
English Language Learner Exited26%
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 Students38%
Female42%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities22%
English Language Learner Current11%
English Language Learner Exited50%

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities37%
English Language Learner Current16%
English Language Learner Exited62%

Science

All Students39%
Female36%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities23%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited44%
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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
30%
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 Students43%
Female45%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners4%

Reading

All Students51%
Female56%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students40%
Female36%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners0%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female38%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners8%
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 75% 59%
White 20% 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 100%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 West Hobbs St
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: (505) 627-2511

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