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Santa Teresa Elementary School

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Posted March 13, 2014

This was once a great school. My child has been here three years and there have been three different principals. The environment over the past two years has become unfriendly towards the parents. Some of the new strict policies may have sound reasons behind them, but implementation is done poorly. Parents are unhappy and don't feel their voices are heard and even the staff seem strained. We are likely to switch schools next year. So sad, it was once a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

I couldn't hope for a better school for my child. From the cleanliness, the academic achievements (the highest ranking academic scores in the entire district each year,) the nutrition, the amazing teachers (who btw stepped up & continued the tutoring program last year for FREE because of budget cuts,) the great leadership, & the awesome parent involvement. It's truly a community school where the kids needs are not met, but exceeded ten fold~ I love it there & will continue to support this school in every way~ Successful kids come from successful mentors & if you are wanting to set a great foundation for your kids future, Santa Teresa Elementary is the place to do it~
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

I cannot imagine having sent my children to a better school than Santa Teresa Elementary. The staff is friendly (when I say friendly, I mean super friendly) and veryhelpful. The teachers are wonderful and welcoming. When I walk in the door, they greet me by name, know my children, and honestly make me feel that my children are loved. My children have excelled at the school and if I had it to do over again, they would go right back to Santa Teresa Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

Super friendly staff and teachers, modern and clean facilities, special events for children and family to attend, great library.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

Happy teachers, happy students, happy parents
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 40% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Current73%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female74%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Current61%
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 Students35%
Female33%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current10%
English Language Learner Exited43%

Reading

All Students32%
Female35%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited43%

Science

All Students38%
Female44%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited54%
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 Students42%
Female37%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Current21%
English Language Learner Exited34%

Reading

All Students53%
Female61%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current37%
English Language Learner Exited43%
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 Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current43%
English Language Learner Exited84%

Reading

All Students59%
Female73%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current21%
English Language Learner Exited66%
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 91% 59%
White 8% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 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 100%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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201 Commerciante Blvd
Santa Teresa, NM 88008
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Phone: (505) 882-6203

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