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La Plata Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted June 12, 2013

This school is not the best, by any means, but it certainly isn't the worst either. My daughter just finished 6th grade there & really did well. She had some awesome teachers & learned a lot. Most of all, she enjoyed her 6th grade year. True, they could do more to rally some school spirit & I'm sure the principal's could always do better, but who couldn't, right?. It's not their fault that a lot of kids in the area come from messed-up homes w/ parents who don't take much responsibility for their children. It's a tough socio-economic background in this area & I think they do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

I am a student at La Plata Middle school and the teachers rock. I am going to the 7th grade. You all may think it's a horrible school but what I've experienced is if you work hard and behave, you get rewarded. You can't really blame the kids that get into ISS for fighting or bringing drugs to school, because things can be picked up from their parents. Also if they get bad grades usually their parents don't care if their successful. That school gets us ready for our future. (Not like other school don't, but this school does a really good job.)


Posted October 4, 2012

I know that this school is one of the worst ones I have had to deal with and they do nothing for the students at all the students feel like they are in a prison and I have seen it. My daughter got poked so hard by the vice principal it left a poked bruise on her arm, hjowever I am still continuing to persue this matter. First of all one thing that gets to me is there is "favortism" in sports and in the school rooms, if a student doesn't meet a certain criteria they don't get to go to the school dances which I guess is no big deal because first of all they have to pay to get in the dance, they have to pay if they want a picture, they have to pay for any refreshments or snacks. I feel that there is no incentive no positive energy, yeah school is not the most fun place to be but my God at least make i t a more positive place to be will help make the student wake up and be happy and think of it a happy place to go each day. I feel that there should be more activities done, such as have certain games, dancing activities, fun, learning activities, play certain incentive games that students can win certain prizes, have a physical fitness games. Come on I can go on and on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

This school is one of the best schools i know and i've been to alot of schools this school may have issues but which school doesnt everyone i know that has attended this school loved it very much and wish they could go back this school is amazing i love it


Posted February 1, 2011

This is a horrible school. I have a son who attends and he is always having issues with the local trash. If you are an outsider you are not welcome. I have talked to the principle and the school superintendant, neither can help. The school superintendant told me that my son would have to fight to get respect, my son goes to school to learn not to fight. I am not the only one I know that has had issues with this school. I have co-workers who have had the same experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Coming from a major city, this school is one of the worst I have had to experience! Between the potty mouths, the talk of being under the influence, and the hitting between other students in front of teachers, this school is a disgrace! What's worse? Having a principal and superintendent who have done nothing to stop it or try to change it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

This school is the best and the teachers are vantastic, i was sick for a few months and they helped me get all my work and help try to pass the 6th grade.I love this school!
—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 40% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

217 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
34%
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 41% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

197 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
21%
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 Students51%
Female49%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students37%
Female38%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current10%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current10%
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female42%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities4%
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 Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current20%
English Language Learner Exited23%

Reading

All Students49%
Female54%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current10%
English Language Learner Exited46%
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 67% 59%
White 30% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 10%
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 62%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Silver City, NM 88061
Phone: (505) 956-2000

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