The schools were given an extension of their 2000 ratings when the state's public schools were rated in October 2001, due to the district's delay in providing scoring data from the achievement assessment. The scoring data was received in January.
Five of the schools previously rated as "probationary" improved their ratings to "meets standards." They are Chee Dodge Elementary, Gallup Middle, Ramah Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary and Thoreau High. One school - Gallup High -- improved its rating from "meets standards" to "exceeds standards."
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael J. Davis said, "We are extremely pleased that five of the schools improved their probationary ratings and are now meeting standards and that Gallup High is exceeding standards. Our goal has been to raise the level of learning for all children in New Mexico. This is beginning to happen in the Gallup-McKinley County Public Schools."
Eight schools face the possibility of correction action in 2002-03. The schools are Church Rock Elementary, Crownpoint High, David Skeet Elementary, Gallup Middle, John F. Kennedy Middle, Navajo Pine High, Ramah Elementary and Thoreau Middle.
The SDE announced the following ratings for
Chee Dodge Elementary Meets
Church Rock Elementary Probationary
Crownpoint Elementary Probationary
Crownpoint High Probationary
David Skeet Elementary Probationary
Gallup High Exceeds
Gallup Junior High Probationary
Gallup Middle Meets
Indian Hills Elementary Meets
Jefferson Elementary Probationary
John F. Kennedy Middle Probationary
Juan de Onate Elementary Probationary
Lincoln Elementary Probationary
Navajo Elementary Probationary
Navajo Pine High Probationary
Ramah Elementary Meets
Ramah High Meets
Red Rock Elementary Meets
Rocky View Elementary Probationary
Roosevelt Elementary Meets
Smith Lake Elementary Probationary
Stagecoach Elementary Probationary
Thoreau Elementary Probationary
Thoreau High Meets
Thoreau Middle Probationary
Tobe Turben Elementary Probationary
Tohatchi Elementary Probationary
Tohatchi High Probationary
Tohatchi Middle Probationary
Twin Lakes Elementary Probationary
Washington Elementary Probationary
"We cannot lose sight of the fact that some schools in New Mexico will face takeover next year. The bottom line in education is ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to graduate and pursue their dreams."
The SDE also announced revised ratings for Lydia Rippey Elementary in Aztec and Rio Rancho High in Rio Rancho. Both schools moved from "exceeds standards" to "exemplary" based on the inclusion of attendance data which had been excluded when the schools were rated in October.