The New Mexico Public Education Department released the letter grades for the state’s 839 schools, and over 70 percent of New Mexico school maintained or improved their school grade.
Deming had six schools in that category – three that maintained the same grade, and three that improved.
The greatest gain was Deming High School, which improved from a D in 2012, to a B in 2013. The high school was the only school to jump two letter grades.
Cesar Chavez Charter High School and Deming Intermediate School both improved from Ds to Cs.
The schools with no letter-grade changes were Chaparral, which maintained a D, and Columbus and Torres elementaries, which maintained Fs.
And the district had four schools drop a letter grade: Red Mountain Middle School dropped from a B to a C, Memorial Elementary dropped from a C to a D, and Bell and Bataan elementaries both dropped from Ds to Fs.
School grade calculations reportedly include a number of factors, including college and career readiness measures, student survey results, academic growth of lowest and highest achieving students, and parental involvement.
School Superintendent Harvielee Moore will be live on the radio Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. to discuss the newly released grades and other issues of interest with Deming Public Schools, and we invite you to tune in.