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Pinon Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 534 students

 

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Posted July 31, 2013

Wonderful, wonderful school. When we first moved to Santa Fe, all we ever heard was, "Oh, are you sending your kids to Wood Gormley?" Um, no, because there was no way we could afford to live in that district. And I'm so glad! My son had a fantastic year in kindergarten! The school staff and administration are professional and friendly, and dedicated to helping students succeed. He especially loved art and music, and learned to read quickly. We loved the diversity of the student (and teacher) population, too. I didn't move to NM to keep my kids in an all-white world, which is pretty much what we saw at that other elementary school everyone raves about. The school itself is beautiful, and beautifully maintained with large, well-lit classrooms, shining floors, and a fantastic playground. The parent group is incredibly active, and very welcoming. The principal, who has been at Pinon since it opened, couldn't be better. The school community is warm, and the "extras" like talent shows, spirit days, parent curriculum nights, open houses, etc. were simply delightful. This school is a best-kept secret in the school district, I think, and you'd be lucky to send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

Last year was our first year at Pinon, and I can't say enough good things. Great art and music, and our kid enjoyed the PE teacher a lot, too. His teacher was a seasoned veteran, who communicated regularly with us about his progress. He made lots of friends, and had a blast on the playground. We had a bullying experience, in which our kid was being pushed around by a classmate, and it was met with instant and resounding consequences. I couldn't be happier with how the school handled this situation. The administration not only handled the situation to our satisfaction (meaning the bully was sent to counseling and received fair punishment, and never bothered our kid again), but the counselor followed up with our son for several weeks, touching base with him at least twice a week to make sure he was feeling safe. Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

Don't the "8" rating fool you. This school is a "10"! Kind and knowledgeable teachers and staff. Great facility, including a large, well-lit library and a gleaming cafeteria.


Posted May 17, 2010

I love how the safety of the children is important. I love how the principal and vice-principal are involved with the children and duties throughout the day. The staff is excellent and are really supportive of the children and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

The staff at Pinon have always been great with students and Parents. They keep the children from being disrespectful, and out of control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

The teaching staff has always been helpful and has helped my children to excel as they move up in grade, and Janice Devoti does everything to make the school what is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2007

Janis Devoti is a remarkable principal. In the face of extreme financial pressure she does indeed run a very tight ship. The teachers and students worship the ground she walks on. No job is too big or small for her to tackle, from a listening ear to a myriad of student problems to senior traffic marshal at the horrendous traffic flows the school encounters twice each day. Parents will do anything to get their children into her school. As a result of her stellar efforts Pinon is also one of the rare schools that met AYP for No child left behind last year. If only we could clone this remarkable person what an educational system we would have!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

Large school but run very well. As is typical of most santa fe schools, parent involvement is poor. Principal runs a tight ship and students appear to respect each other. For Santa Fe this is one of the top Grade schools.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

121 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
30%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current66%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current66%
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 Students58%
Female52%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities55%
English Language Learner Current50%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female48%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities36%
English Language Learner Current39%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female61%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities55%
English Language Learner Current50%
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 Students55%
Female66%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Current13%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female74%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities31%
English Language Learner Current20%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities25%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities50%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 84% 58%
White 11% 25%
Asian 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 13%
Black 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2921 Camino Caballos
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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