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Pojoaque High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 28, 2013

I agree about Pojoaque not wanting to deal with the special needs children. My son was enrolled out of district last year and he started school made friends and was going to the before and after program, when the principal called me up and told me that they were kicking my son out of school because he had and IEP. I told them that he was special education and I even listed the subjects that he had been getting the help on. Well just because I did not fill out that he had a IEP they said that they could not help my son and that they did not have the staff. So let me ask you this, how is it that they had the staff to take care of a child in special education but because he had an IEP all of the sudden they did not want to take him. I took him there because I heard Pojoaque was a good school, to tell you the truth after that I have paid attention to the reviews and I am not surprised. Good luck to all those that have children that needs special help. I hope they give them a chance. They are just as a special as anyone else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

Pojoaque High is not necessarly a bad school as many people may say it is. Yes improvements need to be made, but for the most part it is not horrible. I am a senior at Pojoaque High school and I feel that the only problem this school has, has to be some of the students. There are many students that don't care about school and since they do badly teachers keep lowering their standards which hurts the people that actually do want to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2006

I don't know if I am a typical parent--what is typical anymore? I am very concerned about my student's education. He is very bright but he has a disability. I feel that Pojoaque High School and maybe the whole district, since the advent of this new administration, doesn't care about special education students. I think they would prefer they just drop out and I don't think the high school has too many people that really understand how to support special ed students to succeed and graduate. It's a good district overall, but they need to wake up and get with the 21st century.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2005

Our tests scores are awful, the principal only cares about basketball, not any other sport, there are no class choices basically only band, spanish, culinary, and art, The food is over priced, the teachers and staff are rude, we are a new school with camaras, and now the kids smoke weed and drink alcohol even more than they did without camaras, and we have a ton of fights. This school is by far the worst school ever.
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

All Students20%
Female17%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native American22%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited15%

Reading

All Students36%
Female49%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native American33%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited33%
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%
Female42%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native American29%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current0%
English Language Learner Exited37%

Reading

All Students58%
Female67%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native American53%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited65%

Science

All Students28%
Female30%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native American29%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities17%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited16%
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

183 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

181 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students32%
Female28%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native American17%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners16%

Reading

All Students47%
Female56%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native American38%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners22%

Science

All Students32%
Female26%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native American21%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners10%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female43%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native American33%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners32%
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 79% 59%
American Indian/Alaska Native 15% 10%
White 5% 26%
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 45%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Sante Fe, NM 87506
Phone: (505) 455-2282

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