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Taos High School

Public | 9-12 | 728 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

My child has diagnosed issues of writing difficulties and SLD. He has consecutive functioning issues organizing his time and help with long projects. He has computer accommodations in his IEP for use of a computer in class. At least 1/2 of his teachers will NOT allow a computer in their classroom, their excuse is they are preparing child for college). The school has a NO Electronics in the school policy that is strictly enforced. This attitude of the school and the stigma of him needing a computer when no one else is allowed translates that he refuses to take his own computer to the classes will allow it. He as most kids nowadays use their phones as a clock. He can not use his alarms on his phone to help him organize his time. (i.e. alarm to to turn in assignments etc.) Teachers clearly state to parents that they have no time to deal with any learning needs. I hear a regular litany of how many students they have, all the work they need to do, and how the child needs to grow up. Things to improve 1) every child needs a computer/tablet. 2) Use it. 3) model use of "agenda" or planning strategies everyday from 4th grade through high school for every subject.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2011

I often look back at my time spent in Taos High School with joy and yearning. I can understand that the school is lacking funds for different programs and that being a school in the state of New Mexico indirectly translates to lack of funds. However, despite the lack of funds, many students has gained knowledge beyond what a text book could teach: we learned how to speak up when the system (the school, at times) imposes unreasonable rules upon the population, we learned that keeping a good relationship with our managers (in this case, our teachers) is as vital as not failing the class etc etc. Point is, Taos High School has many to offer other than grades. I understand the importance for students to keep grades, but life is more than a letter grade and Taos High School has many to offer if one is willing to be patient and turn the cover.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2007

taos has the worst educational learning expirence, with , taos high should be shut down and sudent deserve a much better edua=cation at a different school with a much better educated principle. yes i did attend taos high and i disagree with everthing that they are doing.
—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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
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 Students27%
Female24%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Native American33%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female48%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native American50%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities17%
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 Students40%
Female35%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native American27%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female64%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native American36%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female29%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native American18%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities6%
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

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students40%
Female36%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female39%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female56%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
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 68% 58%
White 21% 25%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 13%
Asian 2% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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134 Cervantes
Taos, NM 87571
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