Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García today congratulated 13 schools that have made significant academic progress over the past two years at the annual Schools on the
Rise celebration in the Capitol Rotunda.
Each school had previously been designated as a School in Need of Improvement, which means student progress on math and reading was insufficient. Student performance at these schools has since improved. The schools have made Adequate Yearly Progress for two years in a row.
Each school will receive $4,000 for educational materials.
“These New Mexico school communities should be proud of the team effort to improve student academic performance,” Dr. García said. “They answered the challenge to do better, and set high expectations for all students. By doing so, these schools have set an example for others to follow.”
The following schools were honored today:
• Eubank Elementary School, Albuquerque
• Reginald Chavez Elementary School, Albuquerque
• Ventana Ranch Elementary School, Albuquerque
• Tierra Amarilla Middle School, Tierra Amarilla
• Jemez Valley Elementary School, Jemez Pueblo
• Mesilla Park Elementary School, Mesilla Park
• Mountainview Elementary School, Moriarty
• Peñasco Elementary School, Peñasco
• Sierra Middle School, Roswell
• Pecos Elementary School, Roswell
• Mountain View Middle School, Roswell
• G.W. Stout Elementary School, Silver City
• Tucumcari Middle School, Tucumcari