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Santa Fe, NM
Students enrolled: 489

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351 West Zia Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 467-2003
(505) 989-5439
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May 03, 2014
My daughter attends Capshaw.She has improve very much on test scores this year. She showed me her tests and she is proficient in Math and English. Thankyou Capshaw.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2014
This school is top notch when it comes to helping children learn. They have several dedicated teachers who go above and beyond to help a student learn. I have had the opportunity to meet my son's teachers and keep in touch with them to track the progress of my child. His teachers are very cooperative and collaborate with me when there is any concern with my child. They seek many avenues to help these children. You can see the teachers her truly care about the students. They have new computers that students are working on. They are learning Micro Soft office which involves Word, Excel. Access and Power Point. I think this is a great thing because it's something they will be using in the future more often.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2013
This school is AWFUL. No wonder New Mexico public schools are ranked 49th in the US. The teachers should be more concerned with the 50% drop out rate in the Santa Fe Public School District and preventing gang fights in the hallway. Instead, they pick on quiet children who "need to make some friends" and use their class time to burden the students with inappropriate tales of their personal tragedies and liberal political views. Next year we will move and my sons will go to another school. Counting the days!

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2012
this was the best school i have ever been to i really love that scholl and im going to miss it love u CMS

- submitted by a community member

January 13, 2012
This school was the best public school I have ever been to. The teachers were wonderful and fun, and we did many fun actvities, and I regret only being able to stay there for one year. The students were also very kind and helpful.

- submitted by a community member

February 10, 2011
I survived Capshaw. Three fight threats. Tons of peer pressure. One girl even got pregnant. I hated the dress code. We had security gaurds and Identification Cards. Some students have been seen with weapons such as knives or lighters. I wasn't fond of the principal or many of the teachers. They didn't really teach in class, they just gave us piles of homework and made us go study it for ourselves. Even so, I was a straight A student with the exceptional B. I only had one true friend. I got very lucky and finally switched into Monte del Sol. It is soooooo much better you would not belieive it!!! So I reccomend for the parents to take their kids somewhere else if possible.

- submitted by a community member

October 01, 2010
My eldest daughter seemed to have survived Capshaw, but I've transferred my younger one out of this school. While some of the teachers are very good, there are others that are not responsible at all, and are downright rude and unapproachable. One teacher left two students stranded in town at dark during a field trip without calling either parent. I was 15 minutes late, because I got lost and I found my daughter waiting in the dark and cold without any supervision! The school unfortunately is run like a prison camp. There is nothing personable about the place. The front desk is rude to both students and parents. And lastly, the student population is questionable - there are just too many kids, and a quite few bad apples in the bunch. I was very disappointed in this school, and my younger daughter is thriving elsewhere thank goodness!

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2009
i am an eight grader at Capshaw and it is a ver good school. i would perfer bringing your student to this schhol. they will be givin good classes with good teachers. capshaw middle school rocks!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 24, 2009
CMS is a great jr high. I am a student and all of the teachers are evry helpful. Ms.Garcia and Ms.Lujan know how to help the students whenever we are having problems. I am glad that my parents put me in this jr high. I LOVE CMS!

- submitted by a student

April 17, 2009
I'm a student at Capshaw Middle School. It is an excellent school because the teachers and staff care about you personally and your grades. Teachers are willing to stay after to talk to you about your grades and encourage you to do your best. Also, the coaches check grades every friday to make sure that you are not falling behind. Overall, I would recomend Capshaw to anyone wanting to send your child to the best of the best!

- submitted by a student

November 23, 2008
Capshaw Jr. High is a good school. I am a student there. All of the teachers are realy nice. Ms.Garcia and Ms. Lujan are very helpful.

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 21, 2008
My son attends Capshaw Middle School (CMS) in Santa Fe. We had other options and found that CMS gave us the best value. The teachers are well qualified and truly care about the students. CMS breaks down each grade into smaller groups called families. This has allowed the teachers to really know the students and address their needs as a 'family.' I strongly encourage parents to check CMS out before jumping to the private school scene and paying huge bucks for a private education when a very good local school exists in your neighborhood - what I consider a good value!

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2008
This is our most positive experience at a SFPS too. My son attended 7th and 8th grade and now my daughter is here as a 7th grader. Both kids love the teachers and the school. My daughter was apprehensive about attending Capshaw because of false rumors that she was hearing from her friends. She actually attended all the other open houses at the other schools and was most impressed with Capshaw. She is extremely happy with the education and the staff and has met great friends. Capshaw's staff is professional and approachable. They are absolutely wonderful and we are all so very happy with our decision to keep our kids in Public Schools. I recommend sending your child to shadow one of the students, let them find out for themselves how wonderful the teachers are and safe the school is.

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2008
This is my daughter's first year at Capshaw and she loves it! The teachers are as good as her El Dorado teachers or possibly better! The math teacher, has at least 2 parent volunteers in every class and kids get one-on one instruction. Most kids move up at least 4 years in Math. The school offers Pre-AP classes, enrichment, and lots of wonderful afterschool clubs and activities. I highly reccomend visiting the school and observing classes. Teachers are very welcoming.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 20, 2008
This is our first year at Capshaw and it has been the most positive SFPS experience my son and I have had. The communication with the principals, teachers, counselors, principals and staff is impressive. My son feels safe and happy. Most importantly at this juncture in my sons life, is the way adults interact with him. The teachers seem to treat him with respect and value his opinion and his style of being, along with disciplining him appropriately. He is doing well and is enjoying the learning process which means the teachers are great! Plus, the school has been given a facelift: it now has sky lights, new lockers and a beautiful new cafeteria. :)

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2007
This is the best of the worst. Its was the only public mid-school meeting standards in Santa Fe. Some teachers who would be a credit to any school are at Capshaw. But as only 'performing' school under No Child Left Behind Act, Capshaw has been slammed with many new students who are way behind academically. Many are also discipline problems. Good students are unwelcome by the administration. And why not? Their good test scores got the school into its enrollment mess, and they bring troublesome, demanding parents. This is the kind of school where some teachers will mark your kid down if you complain about something. Pros: First class teachers. Cons: Everything else.

- submitted by a parent

December 28, 2005
Capshaw is a wonderful school that has a strong energy and a need to learn. The teachers strive to get the children involved and they actualy care about what the the child does. It needs improvement like every other school in New Mexico, but out of all the middle schools in Santa Fe it is definately the best. It is a great school, and I strongly advisse you to send your children there.

- submitted by a student

May 03, 2005
Capshaw is a beautifully built school! The lockers are roomy and the classrooms are nice. Capshaw is a wonderful school and i suggest sending your children there.

- submitted by a student

January 12, 2005
I'm a former student to this school. The building itself is very poorly built. It feels very dark in the school. The teachers are not the greatest. It sure can use some improvements.

- submitted by a student

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Calvin Capshaw Middle School
351 West Zia Rd, Santa Fe, NM  87501
(505) 467-2003
Last modified Calvin Capshaw Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Calvin Capshaw Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top