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Gonzales Elementary School

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Posted May 10, 2013

When i went here, i was bullied every day, and it wasnt really noticed by the teachers. One of the teachers blamed what was happening on me and said that because it wasnt happening to anyone else it wasnt happening. I did not enjoy my time here and it would have been a much better experience if someone had done something or said something.


Posted April 24, 2013

I was trying so hard to keep my children at this school since we are out of district, but now I am not so sure i want to keep them there. The Principal and Vice Principal don't return my calls, especially with a bullying situation. There is lack of communication with the teachers. I am a single parent so I try emailing and sending in notes, i get little to no response from the teachers and councilors. I have gone as far as going to the school and I get the brush off from the Principal, he cuts me off when i try to explain something, making me feel like he does not have time for me or my concerns. I am unhappy and will be re locating my children for the next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

The principal is excellent & highly involved. The kids are friendly & well behaved. The teachers are thoughtful & kind. This is one of the better schools in Santa Fe. I would only consider Carlos Gilbert or Acequia Madre over Gonzales. Another plus is that since it is a community school kids can stay through 8th grade. Meaning no transition to middle school. Problems: 1) I wouldn't call the class work academically challenging. 2) the test scores are horrible and tell the entire academic story. There is room here to learn, but these kids should be pushed harder and the teaching staff should have higher expectations of them. 3) good luck on special services! It takes more than a year to qualify for gifted programs or special education programs! No wonder some students are failing! We know of students with learning disabilities who are failing their classes and may have to repeat a grade due to the snails pace of establishing special education services. It's a shame. Overall, great school environment, room to learn if you don't have special needs, but failing to provide academic rigor and timely assessment for special education and gifted programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

Gonzales has been absolutely amazing. My daughter is currently in 8th grade and had transferred from Capshaw Middle School where she was flailing - academically and socially. At Gonzales, her grades have improved immensely. She is a happier child and student. The staff are welcoming and helpful. I can actually talk to them on the phone! And the teachers respond immediately to e-mails. It has been a complete 180 degree turnaround for my daughter! Thank you Gonzales for opening your doors to 7th and 8th graders. Santa Fe needed another middle school option and you have done well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

My son transferred to Gonzales from another school this year, and for the first time has had to deal with bulling. It is very upsetting and disappointing since the school is one of the better ones! He has attended different schools before and has never had problems transitioning. The school is trying to educate kids on 'bulling' which does reassure me that they are aware of the issue. Mr. Marino is also very patient and understanding with the kids helping them resolve issues. All in all the school does try it s best considering its resources available to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Gonzalez's teachers are dedicated, and work as a team with the principal to provide a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

My daughter has just left Gonzales after 3 years, unfortunately the school was unable to address my child's need for accelerated learning in several areas. Despite high test scores the school would not provide any enhancement in specific areas such as Math and reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

My Daughter is 6 years old and is a student at Gonzales. My daughter is reading on her own. As a parent I think Gonzales is a great School. GO LOBOS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

Very poor school - but probably representative of New Mexico public education. Academic standards extremely low. Principal is not effective and hasn't addressed some serious issues at the school - endemic bullying problems occuring there, with little effort to address the issues. No organized physical education program. Some very good teachers, but also very poor ones as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Gonzales is a great community school. Mr. Lee (principal) and his staff work very hard to make each kid feel part of the larger school community. Mr. Lee encourages Parent involvement in all levels of the school. Gonzales PTC sponsored an art teacher before the district provided funding, showing committement to having a range of activities for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

This school has consistently excellent teachers, principal and support staff. There are lots of extra grant funded programs (NDI, Music, art, cooking for kids. Consistently upheld behavioral expectations create a decent environment for the kids. Gonzales is not responsible for the lack of SPED services. That is due to the Districts inability to hire qualified providers of auxilliary services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

Our child qualifies for special ed and is receiving no services in the classroom. She has been failed in several classes, and has been penalized over and over for her disablity. If you view the testing scores at www.greatschools.org/modperl/browse_school/nm/print/666 you will see that this school is failing miserably in nearly every subject.
—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 51% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
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 40% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
44%
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 41% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

47 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
21%
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 Students43%
Female29%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female39%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged31%
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

Math

All Students37%
Female23%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities33%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female39%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female50%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities58%
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 Students30%
Female31%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female67%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students18%
Female13%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities24%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Female17%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities12%
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 Students18%
Female24%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female38%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female29%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students25%
Female26%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities21%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female55%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities32%
English Language Learner Current15%
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 72% 59%
White 23% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 10%
Black 1% 2%
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 57%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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