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Harrison Schmitt Elementary School

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Posted August 11, 2012

when does harrision schmitt elementry kindergarden start? i am just curious to find out and i wanna know asap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

The teachers are great! My daughter attends there and I am a school mom! The whole school stands behind their faculty and parents! No other school will do for me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

This school has been great for my kids. So great that I live out of the district and continue to drive them in every morning. The principal is very involved in all aspects of the school. The teachers are well-educated and work to involve parents and keep kids interested. They have many extra curricular activities they encourage and the highest scores in math and reading. While they do tend to send a lot of homework, most schools are comparable. The local private schools do not, but are also behind in math education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

Harrison has great quality. My daughter loved the school it's principal, activities, and more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

Harrison Is a wonderful school. My son went to Kindergarten there last year. His teacher was an incredible lady and a wonderful teacher. By December my son was reading. Even though he is painfully shy, the teacher was amazing at working with him to draw him out. He only had 17 kids in class. This school is filled with a wonderful staff, nice and helpful. They have involved parents who help as well. Mr B is a great princpal and the kids respect him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

Harrison is a so so school. My kids have, so far, had one good teacher and two bad ones. I have one in Kindergarten now and I am VERY dissapointed! He brings home more homework than I do in college. What are they doing in class? The new guidelines for entering and exiting kindergarden are completely unrealistic. The school the attitude that if these kids don't pass than it is something that us parents are doing wrong at home. I am going to try and find a good private school for my kids in elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

This school is below average. They have to many kids and not enough space. The test scores are below other schools in the area. We did get a new principal this year but I'm not sure if that will make a difference. Children can't learn if classrooms are to full. I pulled my child out a placed her in a smaller better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

Harrison Schmitt offers excellent programs for students at all levels. This elementary school has the largest contrast in family backgrounds/income, but strives to maintain equality of all students. My children love being there, and I can't rave enough about the teachers we have been fortunate to work with. The staff is extremely supportive of students and their families. We have been thrilled with every aspect of our children's educations from the day-to-day to music, art and computer education to extra-curricular activities and field trips. Our entire family would highly recommend this school to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 51% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students64%
Female57%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities23%
English Language Learner Current40%
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 Students61%
Female64%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female64%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Math

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities10%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities15%
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 66% 59%
White 33% 26%
Black 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4042 Hwy 90 SW
Silver City, NM 88061
Phone: (505) 956-2000

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