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Cottonwood Valley Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 170 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

The school and parents encourage innovative thinking and creativity as well as academic excellence.


Posted July 22, 2009

My two children attend CVCS and we adore the entire staff as well as Administration. The staff is caring and supportive, and really good with the children. My children love going to school-they look forward to it, actually. They have advanced in reading, art, math and spelling while at CVCS. I am very proud of this school and would also love to see CVCS add a 9-12 grade program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

we have one parent who is busy slandering a particular teacher in the middle grades because she doesn't get her way in everything the past couple of years her child has been at CVCS; but, I think the school is the best in town and so do my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2009

A great school despite the poor facilities. Let's hope they can get some real buildings. The teachers and administrator are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

I have two children, one of which graduated from this school and the other is is 2cnd grade. I really enjoy the small class size and the dedication the teachers put in to make sure each child's needs are met. The dress code and discipline code at the school seem to foster a great sense of discipline and community. It is a great place for parents who want to have meaningful input and participation. I would recommend this school to anyone who cares about education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

My daughter is in her second year here and I am impressed so far with the teachers and staff. They seem to care about the kids and try hard. The community is slowly accepting this charter school( started in 2001) but many people do not like or understand the concept. The kids suffer as a result I think. The infrastucture is poor and the school gets treated poorly by the district in general. The academic program is going well and that is what counts. I wish they would add grades all the way to high school! (K-8 currently)
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

18 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

19 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

20 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
55%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

18 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students80%
Female67%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female17%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students50%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students71%
Femalen/a
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students28%
Female18%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female55%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students25%
Femalen/a
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students25%
Femalen/a
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students71%
Femalen/a
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Femalen/a
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 26%
Hispanic 42% 59%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
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 39%N/A68%
Female 58%N/A49%
Male 42%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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