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14 N.M. Schools Recognized as `Schools on the Rise’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Student performance has improved and the schools have made adequate yearly progress for two years in a row

Fourteen schools in New Mexico are being recognized as “Schools on the Rise” for making significant academic progress over the past two years, with each receiving a $4,000 award to be used for library materials, the state Public Education Department said Wednesday.

The agency said in a news release that each of the schools previously had been designated as a school in need of improvement, which means student progress on math and reading was insufficient. Student performance at the schools has improved and the schools have made adequate yearly progress for two years in a row.

“These outstanding schools show the New Mexico community that it is possible to tackle the challenge of successfully educating all students,” said Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia. “They have embraced all students in their classrooms and used data to provide instructional best practices to meet their unique needs. We celebrate and applaud the faculty and staff, and we especially want to congratulate the students for a job well done.”

The schools are:

  • Ben Alexander Elementary School, Lovington
  • Career Academy Alternative High School, Santa Fe
  • Dulce High School, Dulce
  • Edgewood Elementary, Moriarty-Edgewood
  • Jefferson Elementary, Lovington
  • Lea Elementary, Lovington
  • Llano Elementary, Lovington
  • Loving High School, Loving
  • Mountainair Jr. High School, Mountainair
  • Mora High School, Mora
  • Rocinante High School, Farmington
  • Roswell High School, Roswell
  • Sierra Alternative High School, Albuquerque)
  • Tohatchi Elementary, Gallup



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