School Details

Cottonwood Valley Charter School

201 Neel St, Socorro, NM 87801
(505) 835-0300
7

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 170 students 14 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
44%
51%
45%
44%
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
  • Socorro Consolidated Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
40%
45%
40%
38%
46%
65%
53%
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
  • Socorro Consolidated Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
27%
43%
65%
34%
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
  • Socorro Consolidated Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
26%
40%
50%
39%
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
  • Socorro Consolidated Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
33%
41%
44%
43%
50%
25%
27%
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
  • Socorro Consolidated Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
42%
42%
87%
57%
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
  • Socorro Consolidated Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cottonwood Valley Charter School is a charter middle school in Socorro. 170 students attend Cottonwood Valley Charter School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 39% of the 170 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Cottonwood Valley Charter School is 14:1. R. Sarracino Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Golf
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 52% 24%
Hispanic 42% 68%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 5%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The school and parents encourage innovative thinking and creativity as well as academic excellence.

  • (5 years ago)

    My two children attend CVCS and we adore the entire staff as well as Administration. The staff is caring and supportive and really good with the children. My children love going to school-they look forward to it actually. They have advanced in reading art math and spelling while at CVCS. I am very proud of this school and would also love to see CVCS add a 9-12 grade program!

  • (6 years ago)

    we have one parent who is busy slandering a particular teacher in the middle grades because she doesn't get her way in everything the past couple of years her child has been at CVCS; but I think the school is the best in town and so do my kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    A great school despite the poor facilities. Let's hope they can get some real buildings. The teachers and administrator are great!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children one of which graduated from this school and the other is is 2cnd grade. I really enjoy the small class size and the dedication the teachers put in to make sure each child's needs are met. The dress code and discipline code at the school seem to foster a great sense of discipline and community. It is a great place for parents who want to have meaningful input and participation. I would recommend this school to anyone who cares about education.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is in her second year here and I am impressed so far with the teachers and staff. They seem to care about the kids and try hard. The community is slowly accepting this charter school( started in 2001) but many people do not like or understand the concept. The kids suffer as a result I think. The infrastucture is poor and the school gets treated poorly by the district in general. The academic program is going well and that is what counts. I wish they would add grades all the way to high school! (K-8 currently)

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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