School Details

Early College Academy

6400 Uptown Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 880-3744
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 150 students Unknown student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

63%
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41%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 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. 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
43%
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71%
55%
48%
64%
44%
39%
77%
54%
47%

New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA)

In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math, science and social studies. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
77%
44%
42%
93%
59%
56%
68%
42%
40%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 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. 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Early College Academy is a public high school in Albuquerque. 150 children attend Early College Academy and identify primarily as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 30% of the 150 students here have subsidized lunches. Temple Baptist Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 59% 57%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 31% 31%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    One of my favorite things about this school is how small it is - the classes are small so the teachers can actually teach the students; the building is small so we don't get lost... The small amount of students allow the whole faculty - the principal the secretary the janitor the teachers - to know you on a personal level like no other school I've been on. I have severe hematophobia - when people describe situations that involve blood my blood pressure drops and I pass out. During my freshman year I fainted in one of my classes because the class was talking about blood drives. Within days the whole school - students and teachers alike - knew not to talk about blood around me. My engineering and chemistry teachers adjusted their safety lectures and gave me the option to leave the room if I started to feel light-headed. When a group of older kids tried to make a game out of making me dizzy my class teamed up to stop them - like we team up to stop any other form of bullying that happens on our turf. I'm a Senior now and I sure am going to miss it here...

  • (1 year ago)

    When my student started school at Early College Academy as a new freshman I was excited for the educational opportunities being afforded. Though we had a bumpy beginning with a freshman math class (as this class sort of stalled out at the beginning of second semester to catch up the students who had transferred from other schools) the other classes were challenging and seemed to be a good fit. It's now Senior year and what a transformation the school has undergone. I'd planned on sending my 8th grader to ECA when she begins high school next year but will seek out other options at this point. Hopefully the school can get back on the right track and starting teaching again instead of indoctrinating.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing. My son is now a senior taking a second year of robotics courses which is the reason he went to this school. He is smart but always had motivation problems in school. His friends and colleagues (and teachers of course!) are very high caliber scholastically and have helped push him along to the point that he no longer needs encouragement. The available courses excite him and he is looking forward to college. UNM is actively recruiting him and classmates for their robotics program based on how well previous graduates have done there.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending this school for the past two years and couldn't be happier with the education and teachers. She has had the opportunity to take college level courses and is now working in an internship program. I feel that she is getting a quality education and am impressed with the ECA program.

  • (6 years ago)

    ECA is a new school to APS and it is outstanding for the right children. Its focus on Science and Math make it a great place for the college bound student who is willing to sacrifice some of the social aspects of high school. Students can participate in extra-curricular activities at their home school and my son did play football for AHS. At ECA he receives intense individual attention which is great. He is very smart and the staff is able to challenge him. he has taken two CNM courses and next year will take two more as well as a UNM class. He will graduate with his first year of college complete and I think his transition will be smooth based on his preparation from ECA.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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