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Pinon Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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Posted September 26, 2013

The teachers and staff at pi on elementary are exemplary. Mrs. Gonzales, is a dynamic principle who strongly believes that all children should be treated with respect and kindness. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Pinon school is a wonderful place that both of our children have enjoyed going to. The teachers are caring and always offer lots of extra help for ALL students. There are a lot of group activities and clubs for the kids to participate in. The amount of homework in 6th grade seems to be a little excessive, especially compared to the other elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

All of my children attended Pinon Elementary. It is a GREAT school. The entire staff is there to support the kids. They have high expectations but have the tools in place to help everyone achieve those expectations. The teachers are some of the best in the district. The new principal is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

My child has has special needs and this school goes out of its way to support my child and help my child succeed academically and socially. The teachers and administrators truly care for all of the children at this school. If moving to Los Alamos County, I suggest moving to this school's district. You won't be disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

We have three children at Pinon. They have always had outstanding teachers, with two exceptions, who were still good. The amount of individual attention received by each student from the teachers and the entire staff is terrific. We have high expectations for our kids in school, and the teachers do, too. They work with us to see that our kids do their best. It's a terrific school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

(Response to the feedback above) Welcome to Los Alamos Public Schools! Each school in the Los Alamos School District has (or should have) the same rigorous academic standards. LAPS is one of the highest performing districts in the state. To maintain this quality of education, your student might have to work on homework in the evenings and give up a few other things. Pinon and Barranca alternate between being the highest performing school in the district. Maybe that is why you found it different (and more difficult) there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

Our child was top of his class at Aspen in one grade, and went straight to the bottom at Pinon in the next grade due to its excessively high standards. Yes, they do great as a school on tests, but some of the kids are left behind because of the emphasis on school credentials, as usual. A great school if your child is already a genius. Our child has no time for extracurricular activities and has to go to 2 tutors to try and catch up. Our child is a very hard worker and learns very quickly, but has still not caught up. Parent involvement may be up to 2 hours per night of homework, even if the student understands some of the work ahead of time. We are strict with our child, and find that the teachers often expect much more than that.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

42 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

60 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

63 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students73%
Female83%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
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 Students82%
Female79%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female75%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities46%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female90%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities30%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female74%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
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 80% 26%
Hispanic 15% 59%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Black 0% 2%
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 0%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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90 Grand Canyon Dr
White Rock, NM 87544
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