School Details

Twenty-First Century

3100 Menual Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 880-3744
6

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 5-8 235 students 13 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

45%
44%
43%
58%
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

27%
38%
40%
46%
46%
47%

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

40%
41%
41%
47%
49%
50%
50%
42%
42%

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

56%
42%
42%
65%
62%
60%

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

Twenty-First Century is a charter middle school in Albuquerque. 235 students attend Twenty-First Century and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 42% of the 235 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Twenty-First Century is 13:1. Mc Kinley Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 63% 57%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 31%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have a son that was in 5rh grade last year. I think it's a good school my son did very well. Straight A's. One B He likes the class size and the kids are very nice. The teachers in 5th grade really pushed my child to do his best. Overall a great school. I really like charter schools smaller class sizes They go on a lot of OSI field trip (means out of school instruction). I am not crazy about their new location on Academy Parkway. Too much traffic congestion during pickup. I think their building is too small. I am not satisfied with their lunch provider always cold lunches. Their so called cafeteria is a small room. All the kids complain about their lunches. They need to raise money to improve their lunch program.

  • (1 year ago)

    21st Century was a great school for my three kids. They have all moved on to High School now but 21st Century prepared them very well for High School. The teachers are very committed to the school and the students. The classes are small and the 8th grade teaching team seems to be especially strong. A great option if you don't want your kids to get lost in the crowd. We loved that the students go out of the school on OSIs and participate in community service projects rather than doing seat work all the time. I would highly recommend this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a former student and I suprisingly graduated last year I say that because I'm an I.E.P and this is one of the worst schools have ever been to I don't really like charter schools period and I remember in 8th grade when I told the principle that I'm struggling with my school work (mainly math) she accused me of not trying hard enough not doing my work and called me a bad student when I was a special Ed student. I didn't learn anything in fact I passed social studies within D and now in high school I'm at low reading amd math levels because I didn't getbthe extra help I needed. I would not recommend this school to anyone especially if your son/daughter is an I.E.P. Their building is awful. So please if you value your kids education don't put them in this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter attends Twenty-First Century Public Academy and I am so happy I enrolled her at this school. There are regular OSI's that I find are a great way for her to learn about things in her pre-teen life other than school and her parents. She loves the friends she had made and has done better at this school than any other she has attended.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in 6th grade and the school is okay. They take a lot of field trips (OSIs) ~20-25. The school is very unorganized. This is my biggest complaint. The academic standards are better than other middle schools. The teachers are a lot harder on boys and they seems to have a lot more activities for girls. FYI The location will change next year.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and the principal are willing to help out students in need. The cirriculum especially the 8th grade cirriculum is challenging and incorporates real life lessons (how specific knowledge can be applied). I like the schools involvment in the community as well as their many OSIs-Out of School Instruction. My children learned more than academics at 21st Century they learned how important it is to be a productive member of society.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended from 6th through 8th. I was pretty happy with the teachers and the school. I would say a high % of his class attended this school from 6th to 8th. Students were very mature but still kids. For high school all are going to many different high schools. It is quite easy to float through 21st century as long as the student does their work. Academically parents will have to follow-up with their child to verify they are challenging themselves and and trying to get better grades. Please note the school has said they will be moving in the next couple of years to a more permanent structure.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am curently a student a Twentyfirst Century and I belive the acedemic standard is set very high. I belive the school is not very well kept under control at some times but It is a good learning school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. My normally hard to engage son loves it. He is leaning more than ever and is earning the grades I always knew he could. The staff is incredibly dedicated and approachable. We could not be more pleased.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son went to 21st Century for sixth through eighth grade and loved it. He had a very positive experience. They have some very good teachers that are very involved in the kids' learning. I would highly recommend this school. The only negative is that the facilities aren't ideal. However it's a small sacrifice when your child enjoys going to school every morning.

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Overall score

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