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Wherry Elementary School

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Posted October 31, 2011

My rating is outdated, as I attended Wherry in 1997-1999. My most outstanding memory was of a teacher named Sarah Silverstein (if I recall correctly) who taught my first grade class. It was my first year in the country and I didn't speak much English, but she made sure I was right along with the rest of the class and in no time I was fluent. She's one of my very first memories of becoming an American, and I will always be thankful for her help. It is solely because of her that I give this school such a high rating, because without her I don't know where I'd be. Thank you for never giving up on me and helping me live up to my fullest potential! -Sara


Posted September 10, 2011

Thier special needs program is excellent! Their teachers are careing to the childs needs and very accomidating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2010

It was interesting to read the previous ratings. As a staff member I have to (sadly) agree. The principal has low expectations and sighs continuously. There are a few excellent teachers but not near enough to serve these students. The one positive thing I have to say is the students are eager to learn and have so much potential. I hope one day the district sees that weak leadership is holding this school back.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 17, 2006

Every experience I have had with Wherry has been fresh and exciting. The teachers are hard working and dedicated and I am commited to giving my very best while teaching there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 10, 2006

I 'was' interested in my son attending a school closer to home, but not after meeting the staff. The principal sighed when i asked to visit the classrooms and teachers after school. I felt like i was bother by asking a question about classes offered for speech therapy. When i got permission to show my son around. I saw about 3 policemen in the office which made me uncomfortable, as i walked through dim lit halls to meet with a teacher my son tried to hug her, she resisted my 5 yr. Old and his warm greeting by holding his shoulders back & said 'wait 'til you get to know me first, then we can hug.' I don't think that a 'teacher' should give off such a negative impression. I think that was very rude of her. First impressions mean everything. My son will never attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

Principal is biased and inexperienced. This Principal lacks leadership skills and abilities. I am concerned for the safety and well being of all students. Educational Standards were lowered to accomodate a small percentage of the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2005

Lots of problems with behavior, principal not interested in making any changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 51% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
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 43% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students25%
Female31%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female27%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current13%
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 Students31%
Female34%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current18%
English Language Learner Exited67%

Reading

All Students22%
Female24%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current10%
English Language Learner Exited33%

Science

All Students24%
Female27%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current10%
English Language Learner Exited60%
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 Students30%
Female28%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current12%
English Language Learner Exited59%

Reading

All Students27%
Female37%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current6%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 86% 59%
White 4% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 10%
Black 3% 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 99%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Sandia Base, NM 87116
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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