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Roosevelt Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 356 students

 

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Posted July 7, 2010

I am a former student of Roosevelt (and, as of this year, a graduate of Manzano High School). Looking back, I have to say that my experiences at Roosevelt have proven to be far more rewarding than even any I had in high school. I was in the gifted program, which was an amazing experience for me and taught me things that I am just now realizing the importance of today, almost six or seven years later. All of my teachers were amazing, though I regret many of them have now retired (Broadsky, Talley, Haras, Burwinkle). I have to say, though, that the administration has a weird way of handling discipline - I found that they seemed to be buddy-buddy with all the bad kids and eventually became friends with repeat offenders, routinely joking around with them at lunch and passing. Besides that, the education was amazing.


Posted April 19, 2010

It is one of the few that it is the best in the APS school system
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I love this school it is a great experience as my first year of a middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2009

i think this school is pretty good except for sometimes it can be kind of boring and strict but only with certain teachers!! but some teachers are awesome and make learning funn!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2009

I think its a great school, and the extracurriculars are fantastic, i will be in 7 grade this year and i have found all the electives including band, student council, art, p.E, and all others are taught very well. The staff is great and discipline is always taken care of. I believe they teach all subjects well and they have very expeirienced teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2008

The only subject my child likes is band taught by Ralph Harris. He is a wonderful teacher that cares about student's well being (with the exception of steve haras) compared to other teachers that seem to care less. Band is the best class in the school and so far the only one actually helping develop my childs brain and it's the only one with a challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

I have been very disappointed in this school. It is not at all challenging for my child. The teachers seem mostly bright and dedicated but I have been discouraged from getting involved or providing feedback. I think the classes are too big and so it is a no-win situation. Whether kids are in front of 'the pack' or behind it I don't think they can have their needs met in this environment. It just seems the entire focus is preparing kids for the standardized No Child Left Behind testing, which isn't reflecting positively on this school anyway! Too few extracurricular activities, as well. Can't wait for high school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

As a former student of Roosevelt I was exposed to the worst administration there could be in a school. Disipline is non-existent. Very disappointed in the path the school has taken.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2007

A positive: A wonderful band taught by Mr. Ralph Harris. Negatives: The administration is not responsive to parent concerns, and is very anti-parent if the parent has any concerns at all. All extracurricular activities are sports related with one exception, a bible study club. We live in a rural community, and there are not enough things for kids to do. The school needs to increase the number and type of extracurricular activities. Teachers seem quite good overall. But when there is a problem with a teacher there is no administrative support. Typical administrative response is to blame the parent or the student. Parent involvement is good, but there is a definite administrative trend towards discouraging parental involvement. Definitely parental involvement seems more reluctantly tolerated than accepted. This is not appropriate for our rural community. Safety and Discipline: Parent concerns about bullying are ignored. Overall Quality: Administration shows no concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2007

I have a child with special needs, and I feel it was the support and help I got from the teachers, principal and other staff that has kept my son actually in school in stead of home bound. Some times being IN school is very importante also! I am, however, concerned about the education received in the LD Classes. I intented to be very involved this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

We have been very pleased with the performance of our childrens acedemics and their improvements since entering Roosevelt. The staff has always been attentive to all of our needs and concerns concerning our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

I am from miami and recently moved here. My sister is going to this school and compaired to the schools in dade county it is wonderful. A bit to much homework...She barely has time to sleep between sports and homework. But other than that I think it is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2005

I find the educators of Roosevelt mean well,but children are falling between the cracks of a school system which depends on numbers instead of evaluating the needs of each child.I have a child who has special needs and has been successful through the public school system from child find and through elementary with full dedication from educators and family support..But in entering middle school my child is left in a system without the resources which was always available for success taken away and doomed to enter high school as one of many illiterates ..Class sizes are too large,lack of books makes it difficult for any educator to give each child let alone a child with special needs the education they deserve and it is difficult for any child to learn in an enviroment where resources are scarce...At this time researching other alternatives to educate my child before its too late...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I have two kids that went to Roosevelt. One of them will be attending 7th Grade this year. He made 4 B's and 2 A's but still has a problem reading and cannot write very well. In fact, he has trouble with second grade words. I think that all of New Mexico's schools are VERY poor. I spend more time with my children's learning and think that the school just passes the kids to make the school look good. More than half of New Mexico schools failed the Adequate Yearly Progress. I think someone needs to look into this matter as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

Both my sons have attended this school and I believe the entire staff is dedicated to a higher level of learning and to giving the students an enjoyable and well rounded learning experience. I think it's one of the best school's around.
—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 40% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
51%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

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 42% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

135 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students61%
Female68%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female76%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged53%
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

All Students53%
Female49%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities24%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities24%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities12%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities38%
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 40% 59%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
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 37%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11799 St Hwy 14 South
Tijeras, NM 87059
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