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About This School

Dennis Chavez Elementary School is a public elementary school in Belen. 375 students attend Dennis Chavez Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 99% of the 375 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dennis Chavez Elementary School is 13:1. Rio Grande Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 73% 71%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 25%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 81%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree with previous statements but would like to add that I tried to contact the teacher principal superintendant as well as the school board. I never recieved a response from any of them. If you are considering moving to the Belen area I would advise against it if you have school age children unless you plan to send them to private school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I agree with the previous comments. Much to do is centered among the staff and the children get only lost in the shuffle.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attended this school for one year after transferring from a gifted program from another district. This school failed him horribly. He was actually given Highlights magazine picture finds as a second grader. He brought home work he had done as a k student at his old school. Communicating with his teacher was near impossible. After six months at the school she continued to misspell his name. Very low attention paid to math and science (not even a Science Fair) The school has inadequate facilities for protecting the children from the Sun and has a poorly managed 'uniform' policy. There seemed to be a lack of interest in promoting diversity as well. I contacted the principal and got no response. As a licensed teacher I was gravely disappointed in this school and would not recommend it.

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