August 30, 2004
508 Schools Meet Adequate Yearly Progress
(Santa Fe, NM)--Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García announced today that 508 of 768 schools in New Mexico have met the requirements established by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and state statute. Please click here to access the following:
“These schools have shown that they are focused and moving in the right direction. I commend the superintendents and principals for their instructional leadership and their teachers and support staff for making it happen in the classroom.
“It is also evident that we have engaged parents and supportive communities in these schools. I applaud their efforts!
“The reasons some schools did not meet AYP vary. Schools that traditionally have experienced high performance may have missed meeting AYP because of reasons unrelated to the schools’ total performance.
“I urge parents, communities, board members, legislators and other stakeholders to examine closely the reasons why a school might have failed to meet AYP before rushing to judgment about a particular school,” said Secretary Dr. García.
She commended the following school districts in which all schools met AYP: Animas, Capitan, Carrizozo, Chama Valley, Cloudcroft, Corona, Des Moines, Dexter, Dora, Elida, Eunice, Floyd, Grady, Hagerman, Hondo Valley, Jal, Lake Arthur, Logan, Mora, Pecos, Questa, Raton, Reserve, Roy, San Jon, Santa Rosa, Springer, Tatum, Texico, Tucumcari, Vaughn, Wagon Mound, and West Las Vegas.
She also commended three schools -- Lowell and Whittier Elementary
schools in Albuquerque and Booker T. Washington Elementary in Las Cruces
– for meeting AYP and leaving corrective action. “They did
this regardless of student ethnicity, home language or family income,”