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New Mexico State Department
of Education

300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Ruth Williams
Public Outreach Director
(505) 476-0393

PRESS RELEASE

January 22, 2003

SDE Releases List of 'High-Improving' Schools,
Including $1.839 Million in Incentive Award Funding

 

(Santa Fe, NM)-The New Mexico State Department of Education (SDE) today released the 2002-2003 listing of "high-improving" public schools, including the distribution of $1.839 million in incentive award funding. The 108 schools on the listing have shown the most improvement in test scores from 2000-2001 to 2001-2002.

Included in the listing are 75 elementary schools, nine middle schools, 20 high schools, two intermediate schools (grades 4-6 and 5-6) and two junior high schools (grades 7-8 and 8-9).

"The 'high improving' designations are an opportunity to congratulate and reward schools for outstanding improvement in student achievement. Their gains are deserving of our compliments and financial incentives and spotlight the continuous efforts of educators, students, parents and school partners to meet New Mexico's high standards for quality public education.

"We are on the road to significant change in public education. The improved achievements of the 'high-improving' schools speak to our serious commitment to changing the condition of young people in New Mexico," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael J. Davis.

Each "high improving" school will receive a minimum award of $4,000, with increases above that amount based on the number of students in each school. The awards range from $4,486.71 (Conchas Dam Elementary in West Las Vegas) to $47,981.33 (Silver High in Silver City). Schools can use the funding to provide incentives to students and purchase materials and supplies to continue improved learning.

The recipient schools and dollars awarded, including totals for each district, are:

  • ALAMOGORDO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $59,299.84
    La Luz Elementary $16,566.09
    Sacramento Elementary $20,548.31
    Yucca Elementary $22,185.44
  • ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $250,836.05
    Acoma Elementary $19,663.37
    Apache Elementary $18,557.20
    Comanche Elementary $23,601.34
    Corrales Elementary $26,964.09
    Griegos Elementary $16,743.08
    Kit Carson Elementary $32,317.96
    Mission Avenue Elementary $21,919.96
    Sierra Vista Elementary $37,981.55
    Zia Elementary $22,849.14
    Garfield Middle $30,238.36

  • ARTESIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $44,238.14
    Yucca Elementary $16,079.38
    Artesia Park Junior High $28,158.76
  • BELEN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS, $19,973.10
    Gil Sanchez Elementary $19,973.10
  • BERNALILLO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $32,910.96
    Cochiti Elementary $11,654.70
    Santo Domingo Elementary $21,256.26
  • BLOOMFIELD SCHOOLS, $29,972.88
    Bloomfield High $29,972.88
  • CAPITAN MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $15,459.92
    Capitan Elementary $15,459.92
  • CARLSBAD MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $12,097.17
    Eddy Elementary $12,097.17
  • CARRIZOZO MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $8,468.93
    Carrizozo Elementary $8,468.93
  • CENTRAL CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS, $95,573.56
    Eva B. Stokely Elementary $22,450.92
    Naschitti Elementary $12,318.40
    Nataani Nez Elementary $23,866.82
    Newcomb Elementary $20,946.53
    Newcomb Middle $15,990.89
  • CIMARRON MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $29,787.22
    Eagle Nest Elementary $9,309.62
    Eagle Nest Middle $8,999.89
    Cimarron High $11,477.71
  • COBRE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS, $10,769.76
    Hurley Elementary $10,769.76
  • CORONA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $11,937.97
    Corona Elementary $6,079.60
    Corona High $5,858.37
  • DEMING PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $23,247.36
    Chaparral Elementary $23,247.36
  • DES MOINES MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $7,274.26
    Des Moines High $7,274.26
  • DEXTER CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS, $22,450.92
    Dexter Elementary $22,450.92
  • DULCE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, $18,203.23
    Dulce Elementary $18,203.23
  • ESPANOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $44,052.48
    Abiquiu Elementary $10,415.79
    Hernandez Elementary $16,743.08
    Mountain View Elementary $7,008.78
    Velarde Elementary $9,884.83
  • ESTANCIA MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $29,636.69
    Estancia Middle $14,840.47
    Estancia High $14,796.22
  • EUNICE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $23,796.11
    Caton Middle $10,460.03
    Eunice High $13,336.08
  • FARMINGTON MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $27,495.06
    Hermosa Middle $27,495.06
  • FLOYD MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $9,265.37
    Floyd Elementary $9,265.37
  • GADSDEN INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, $29,220.68
    Sunland Park Elementary $29,220.68
  • GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $82,697.73
    Crownpoint Elementary $22,539.41
    David Skeet Elementary $15,990.89
    Tobe Turpen Elementary $16,787.33
    Tohatchi Elementary $12,672.37
    Washington Elementary $14,707.73
  • GRANTS-CIBOLA COUNTY SCHOOLS, $43,105.51
    Cubero Elementary $13,601.56
    Milan Elementary $22,716.40
    Seboyeta Elementary $6,787.55
  • HONDO VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $7,053.03
    Hondo Elementary $7,053.03
  • JAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $9,707.84
    Jal High $9,707.84
  • JEMEZ MOUNTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $11,097.28
    Coyote Elementary $6,123.85
    Lindrith Elementary $4,973.43
  • LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $33,220.68
    Alameda Elementary $24,840.25
    White Sands Middle $8,380.43
  • LOS LUNAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $121,413.68
    Bosque Farms Elementary $17,052.81
    Los Lunas Elementary $26,698.61
    Valencia Elementary $24,088.05
    Desert View Intermediate $25,459.70
    Raymond Gabaldon Intermediate $28,114.51
  • MELROSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $18,928.96
    Melrose Elementary $9,265.37
    Melrose High $9,663.59
  • MESA VISTA CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS, $10,371.54
    Ojo Caliente Elementary $10,371.54
  • MORA INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, $12,849.36
    Mora High $12,849.36
  • MORIARTY MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $28,070.26
    Mountainview Elementary $28,070.26
  • MOSQUERO MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $5,238.91
    Mosquero High $5,238.91
  • PECOS INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, $14,265.26
    Pecos High $14,265.26
  • PENASCO INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, $12,097.17
    Penasco High $12,097.17
  • POJOAQUE VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $32,893.17
    Pojoaque High $32,893.17
  • PORTALES MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $20,636.80
    Valencia Elementary $20,636.80
  • QUEMADO INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, $5,194.66
    Datil Elementary $5,194.66
  • RATON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $13,557.31
    Columbian Elementary $13,557.31
  • RESERVE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, $8,955.64
    Reserve High $8,955.64
  • RIO RANCHO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $46,432.69
    Enchanted Hills Elementary $46,432.69
  • ROSWELL INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, $96,723.97
    Edgewood Elementary $16,212.12
    Military Heights Elementary $20,769.54
    Monterrey Elementary $24,796.00
    Parkview Elementary $15,504.17
    Mesa Middle $19,442.14
  • SANTA FE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $$69,405.89
    El Dorado Elementary $28,335.74
    Francis X. Nava Elementary $15,902.39
    Larragoite Elementary $15,061.70
    Tesuque Elementary $10,106.06
  • SILVER CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS, $108,697.06
    Cliff Elementary $9,353.86
    G.W. Stout Elementary $22,318.18
    Harrison H. Schmitt Elementary $29,043.69
    Silver High $47,981.33
  • SOCORRO CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS, $31,052.59
    Parkview Elementary $23,114.62
    San Antonio Elementary $7,937.97
  • SPRINGER MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $9,442.36
    Springer High $9,442.36
  • TAOS MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $20,681.05
    Ranchos de Taos Elementary $20,681.05
  • TATUM MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $6,389.33
    Tatum Junior High $6,389.33
  • TEXICO MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $11,831.69
    Texico High $11,831.69
  • TUCUMCARI PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $8,822.90
    Granger Elementary $8,822.90
  • VAUGHN MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS, $11,893.72
    Vaughn Elementary $6,212.34
    Vaughn High $5,681.38
  • WAGON MOUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $6,964.54
    Wagon Mound High $6,964.54
  • WEST LAS VEGAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, $63,653.80
    Conchas Dam Elementary $4,486.71
    Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary $12,274.15
    West Las Vegas Middle $19,663.37
    West Las Vegas High $27,229.57
Under the Incentives for School Improvement Act, the SDE is required to distribute appropriated financial incentives to "high-improving" schools each year. Under the methodology used to determine the high-improving schools, test scores are considered in light of a school's percentage of students identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP), percentage of students on free and reduced-price lunch and student mobility.

Dr. Melville Morgan, assistant superintendent for accountability and information services, said, "The high-improving designations are significant because they provide a different lens for gauging school and student success."