School Details

Montezuma Elementary School

1616 Richmond NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 880-3744
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 497 students 13 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

32%
52%
51%
42%
56%
55%

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 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
45%
45%
34%
49%
46%
42%
55%
53%

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 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
44%
43%
30%
53%
51%

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 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Montezuma Elementary School is a public elementary school in Albuquerque. 497 students attend Montezuma Elementary School and identify primarily as Native American or Native Alaskan; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 77% of the 497 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Montezuma Elementary School is 13:1. Innovation Pre-Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 9% 4%
Hispanic 64% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 2%
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    awesome school. And its just down the block! I love Montezuma because of the passion of its teachers and the amazingly diverse student population. My three kids have moved through the grades and made great friends from all parts of life. Its a real school and not one that rich parents should want to escape from or parents new to ABQ feel shied away. Its a wonderful blend of acceptance and achievement! Help the PTA help your teachers help your students! Be a part of a community and activate learning in your child!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son went here for kindergarten and I ended up pulling him out in October. After emailing the principal and trying to communicate with the teacher with no improved results. I realized this school was in need of many improvements. I would not recommend this school as it is lacking in a sense of community and high academics.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went Montezuma elementary school from k-5 and i loved my school! but these years its changed a lot!. I have a son who is special and they seem not to have a lot to offer to him and im getting tired that everyday he's at the principals office and they have him bouncing from one class to another not knowing what to do with him and I think this is ridiculous! !! and they also don't have many after school programs to offer.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to Montezuma for all of my Elem. and I would say that it was the best out of all of the schools i went to. My 3rd grade teacher was teaching us Algebra and instilled in me a love and yes i said Love of math.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a teacher there and it has the best faculty and the greatest people to work with..Everything is for the education of the kids .

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 3 kids who have gone to Montezuma. My oldest is went all her Elem years there and is now off to mid school. I think it is a great school with great teachers a wonderful and very involved principal and office staff and has served my kids well. I still one kid starting first and one starting second. Very excited to see what the school year will bring. Would recommend the school 100%.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very sad to say that I would have to rate Montezuma a 4. I have three children at Montezuma and it has declined over the last six years. It is no longer a neighborhood school. The teachers are overwhelmed and there is a lack of community. The teachers seem to be having a very difficult time teaching to kids of such a wide range of academic abilities. There are a few exceptional teachers but overall the school is on the decline and many families in the neighborhood are transferring out. I am a true believer in public education but I do not recommend Montezuma right now.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this is a wonderful and clean school

  • (8 years ago)

    As a university professor I am really pleased with the quality of public education that our son is receiving at Montezuma. He is excited about learning math and science and about reading and looks forward to his weekly music class. The school feels like a large family with a high level of parent interest and involvement. The new playground facilities are great.

  • (11 years ago)

    Montezuma Elementary is a wonderful school. Its'location means that 54% of our students are on free or reduced lunch which adds a rich diversity in student ethnicity background and economic status. The teachers are incredibly committed and parent participation adds tremendously to the classroom environment. Montezuma students excel in writing and the PTA funds an art teacher every year. The nighttime activities such as open house halloween carnival winter arts night and spring gala are fun neighborhood events in which families can visit [and] see their children perform. Also Montezuma has a truly outstanding biligual program in which over 50% of the students speak Spanish at home.

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