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Santa Fe High School

Public | 9-12 | 1456 students

 
 

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Posted September 27, 2014

This school is a very unbalanced school. My niece had come home from school furious eexplaining to me that security keeps being called on her for "riding her skateboard" and then they rip it out of her hands when she has evidence from multiple teachers and students that she wasnt on it. The education is startiny to diminish too. She tells me she isn't learnung much and when she does its not in core classes. I highly do not recommend this school.


Posted March 6, 2014

As a teaching professional, I am a strong supporter of public school education. Shortly after moving here from Colorado, I enrolled our daughter into SFHS. Our child lasted a total of one month at the school, during which time she experienced very severe bullying, found herself in overcrowded and unruly classrooms, witnessed drug use and violence on campus, and begged us to remove her from the school. As a parent, I saw a great number of dedicated teachers at SFHS who were being pushed beyond human limitations by the school s leadership. Overall, I was shocked by the poor quality of the school and lack of leadership or discipline. I could not recommend this school at this point in time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

Like everything in life, you get out of it what you put into it. Santa Fe High School is an excellent learning environment for the students who want to learn. There is an extensive number of Honor and AP classes offered and given by incredible dedicated and motivating teachers. The math program is the only weak link but the school is working on improving that department with new teachers and math coaches for the present teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are very dedicated to the students and really love their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

My son attended Santa Fe HighSchool for Apr & May of 2009. I transferred from another state and when his final grades arrived he failed two classes that he had A's in before he transferred to this school. When I registered him, they wanted me to come back in two weeks and then come to find out that they didn't even have a principal or vice principal. The teachers were more interested in getting a paycheck instead of teaching. I am trying to find somewhere else to put my son for his sophmore year. We came from a great school system in TX to a very poorly run school and school district in NM
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

poor school. Aweful principle...very disappointed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

I student taught at Santa Fe HS many years ago. I thought that it was an excellent school with teachers who cared and for the most part so did the students. The facility was excellent and clean and the staff supportive.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 24, 2008

Santa Fe High School is an interesting school because, i attended for about half of the school year, and i thought that some of the teachers actually cared about the students. I realized that most of the students didnt feel motivated becuase the teacher didnt feel motivated. That would normally be a problem, but the teachers at Santa Fe High provide the students with everything they need to get their education. However, the students just messed around in class not really caring because they felt that no one cared about them. I liked it for most of the time i attended, i got to know some teachers whom were really supportive, and inspirational. I am deeply appreciative that i got to know two of my teachers becasue they really did care about each of their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2008

I am a parent, my son attends SFHS, my probably is that the parent involvment is very poor when it comes to athletics it seems that parents do not care about their child when partcipating in a sport , whenever their is a booster meeting the same parents show up and that is not good we need alot of parent involvment for every sport that is at SFHS. So please parents if you want your child to suceed at sports along with their academics please start gettting involved with your child and attend the booster club meetings are progams will not succeed if their is very little involvment and less money with be disturbuted to such sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2007

The students at this school will get out of it what themselves and their parents put into it. There needs to be more tutoring available and the schedules could be put together better! The sports in this school has declined dramatically every year, no one cares, nobody trying out, no effort, same coaches, it is an embarassement for a school this size to stink this bad year after year. It needs new coaching, leadership and motivation to succeed...


Posted November 19, 2007

Mr. Pino is the best teacher Santa Fe High has to offer! The new principal I don't quite agree with. Things seem to be only getting worse rather then better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2007

I will be a senior at Santa Fe High this year. The reality is, Santa Fe High is pretty much like every other large, public high school in this country; we deal with all the same types of problems that arise when kids are forced to attend school. I believe, as do my parents, in public education, and this is probably the major reason I still go to Santa Fe High. But the blatant disciplinary problems consume all the time of the administration, and motivated, high-achieving students are essentially left to figure things out for themselves. This leads to a sort of self-imposed segregation. The best teachers are, of course, attracted to these classes. The most efficient way, really , to describe Santa Fe High is as two separate schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2007

I am a former student of Santa Fe High ('06). I personally had the greatest time of my life at that school. I loved the independence the school offers. Each student must apply themself if not nothing can be obtained there. I felt as though I could do anything on that large campus and I did. But beside the fact it was a good school with diverse classes, superb art classes, and great teachers. If the individual student pushes him/herself they can obtain an excellent education in my opinion better than any private school can because of the diverse social aspect of SFHS. I had a great time there and encourage people to attend.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 9, 2006

i am a former student of santa fe high, and i can tell you right now that things have been blown completely out of proportion. i remember mostly EVERYONE graduated, the teachers were constantly trying to help me and others. i always felt like i could count on them. santa fe high overall was such an increadible experience for me.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 29, 2006

The leadership has improved but my (jr)student is still not motivated or is perhaps negatively motivated by the peer environment. I think more parent involvement would help set an example and let the staff & admin know we're serious about excellent education. The drama program has been a fabulous and motivating draw.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2006

I'm a 2002 graduate and found SFHS to be a very inadequate school. I did not feel at all prepared for the world beyond graduation. I still can't even give you a precise description of how our government works, or even relate to you exactly what happened in World War I or II. I wouldn't even know how to do my own banking or taxes. I also attended many classes in which only half the students would show up for class on a regular basis. Teachers would spend valuable time reviewing things over and over again because people would ditch class repeatedly. Taking honors classes was my only way to possibly learn anything. I stayed at SFHS only for my inspiring art teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 2, 2006

I am a sophomore at SFHS. I think it is a very good school. No, not everyone has the high academic standard, but than again, what school does have every student with high academics. This has been a very good school and I enjoy it very much. It, to me, is probably the best high school is Santa Fe, NM. The teachers are nice, and get along very well with their students. There are very good athletic programs, let alone very good academic programs. Just for anyone's knowledge, it is the student that determines the level of knowledge, the teachers are just there to help the student obtain that knowledge.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2005

This school is not very good. Th principle is very good though. The teachers could care less whether you suceed or you flunk out. They only care that you don't inconvinience the teachers. They did a study, and they proved that half of the students that go there, don't graduate. That is just sad if you ask me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2005

I seriously love this school. Alot of people say that the teachers dont pay attention to the students, or dont care when in reality it is their child who doesnt. I love the diversity and the people who go here, I love everything about this school except the administration which I am sure many who attend can agree. It isnt the 'rowdy teens' which cause chaos, it is the administrations neglect to deal with the problem. Overall I dont think there is any public school in Santa fe which could compare to the variety and overall academic acheivment you can obtain. You do have to set your mind to it though. Most of the teachers are so awesome, there are a few bad ones though. I hadan EXCELLENT anthropology teacher as well as a US history teacher. who I can say have influenced my life greatly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2005

i am going to be a senior at santa fe high... and i personally think that it has helped me grow so much form the atomosphere to the classes. Santa Fe high offers the most classes in all schools in santa fe and most of new mexico...it helps students in the things they are interested in becoming after school... the teachers are great. and so is the school in general, i dont think people give it the credit it deserves becuase it does deserve alot more credit then it gets. it is one of the biggest schools in new mexico which is great becuase having different buildings means you are not so trapt you have your space. I think overall the teachers do there best and are very much helpful. I would deffently recommend this school to others.
—Submitted by a student


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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 30% in 2013.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

All Students21%
Female20%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native American18%
White32%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities2%
English Language Learner Current2%
English Language Learner Exited12%

Reading

All Students38%
Female45%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native American24%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Current4%
English Language Learner Exited29%
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 Students39%
Female37%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current17%
English Language Learner Exited24%

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exited35%

Science

All Students44%
Female41%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities16%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited24%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

276 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

276 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

276 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students30%
Female26%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native American8%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners7%

Reading

All Students42%
Female44%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native American42%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners3%

Science

All Students34%
Female28%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native American33%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners7%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Female42%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native American42%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners7%
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 66% 59%
White 29% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
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 49%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2100 Yucca Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 467-2003

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