School Details

Zia Middle School

1300 West University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001
(505) 527-5800
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 846 students 15 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

31%
37%
40%
50%
49%
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
  • Las Cruces Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
41%
41%
57%
53%
50%
53%
45%
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
  • Las Cruces Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
40%
42%
63%
63%
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
  • Las Cruces Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Zia Middle School is a public middle school in Las Cruces. 846 students go to Zia Middle School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 59% of the 846 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Zia Middle School is 15:1. Mesilla Valley Christian Schools is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 73% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 22% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    It's good school. Great music program Great principle. Great teachers. In Las Cruces this is one of the best

  • (1 year ago)

    Warning.....really bad school! The teachers lack communication skills as well as the vice principle and principle. I have never been so shocked.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is the best i go here and i love the teachers. they r the best of the best

  • (8 years ago)

    My oppenion of the ZIA is that it is not only a fun place but is also a great school the principal Dante thacker is a great person she cares about academics but also makes Zia a fun place to go to school!

  • (9 years ago)

    An already good school that's working hard to reach a higher level. The vision of 'excellence for all' is a reality with concerned teachers who will 'go the extra mile' for students -- they do whatever it takes to help kids learn. Great co-curricular activities including Moot Court for 8th graders and a variety of civics and community service clubs held build leadership skills and citizenship. Focus on learning early intervention after-school and in-school tutoring to help kids learn before the test not flunk them after they 'fail.' Great school and great parent community.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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