School Details

Wherry Elementary School

Bldg 25000 Kafb, Sandia Base, NM 87116
(505) 880-3744
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 499 students 14 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

25%
52%
51%
20%
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

31%
45%
45%
22%
49%
46%
24%
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

30%
44%
43%
27%
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

Wherry Elementary School is a public elementary school. 499 children attend Wherry Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 99% of the 499 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Wherry Elementary School is 14:1. Sandia Base Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 86% 66%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 4%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My rating is outdated as I attended Wherry in 1997-1999. My most outstanding memory was of a teacher named Sarah Silverstein (if I recall correctly) who taught my first grade class. It was my first year in the country and I didn't speak much English but she made sure I was right along with the rest of the class and in no time I was fluent. She's one of my very first memories of becoming an American and I will always be thankful for her help. It is solely because of her that I give this school such a high rating because without her I don't know where I'd be. Thank you for never giving up on me and helping me live up to my fullest potential! -Sara

  • (3 years ago)

    Thier special needs program is excellent! Their teachers are careing to the childs needs and very accomidating.

  • (4 years ago)

    It was interesting to read the previous ratings. As a staff member I have to (sadly) agree. The principal has low expectations and sighs continuously. There are a few excellent teachers but not near enough to serve these students. The one positive thing I have to say is the students are eager to learn and have so much potential. I hope one day the district sees that weak leadership is holding this school back.

  • (8 years ago)

    Every experience I have had with Wherry has been fresh and exciting. The teachers are hard working and dedicated and I am commited to giving my very best while teaching there.

  • (9 years ago)

    I 'was' interested in my son attending a school closer to home but not after meeting the staff. The principal sighed when i asked to visit the classrooms and teachers after school. I felt like i was bother by asking a question about classes offered for speech therapy. When i got permission to show my son around. I saw about 3 policemen in the office which made me uncomfortable as i walked through dim lit halls to meet with a teacher my son tried to hug her she resisted my 5 yr. Old and his warm greeting by holding his shoulders back & said 'wait 'til you get to know me first then we can hug.' I don't think that a 'teacher' should give off such a negative impression. I think that was very rude of her. First impressions mean everything. My son will never attend this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Principal is biased and inexperienced. This Principal lacks leadership skills and abilities. I am concerned for the safety and well being of all students. Educational Standards were lowered to accomodate a small percentage of the community.

  • (9 years ago)

    Lots of problems with behavior principal not interested in making any changes.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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