Desert Ridge Middle School

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8400 Barstow St Ne

Albuquerque, NM 87122

(505) 857-9282

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,050

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

21 Parent Reviews for Desert Ridge Middle School

We relocated to ABQ in summer of 2013 from Northern Virginia where we enjoyed living in a very good school district with high demands. We chose Desert Ridge MS for our daughter as we heard many good things about the school. Now after 1/2 year of enrollment, we are very pleased to report that this was ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/04/14

I went to this school all three years and it was horrible. I had some really bad teachers that didn't teach me anything, the teachers didn't pay much attention, and they didn't pay much attention to the students.

Posted by a other on 04/05/13

My child has not had the problems with bullying mentioned here. In fact she thinks it is a much friendlier place than the school she went to in a different state. Her gifted classes and advanced classes are challenging and fun. Some of the math teachers we have experienced here are really amazing. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/28/13

I could not agree more with the post from March 24, 2011. It is almost like you are living my life and have experienced the exact same things. Like you, we are also moving or I would move my child as well. Thanks for your post and observations, it is nice to know I am not the only parent of DRMS that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/22/11

Most teachers are wonderful especially in accelerated courses and gifted; however there are others teaching regular classes that are on auto pilot and are no longer challenging the students.They need to retire and let new fresh teachers take over. They look the other way to kids bullying and when a parent ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/24/11

this is a great school you can have hobbies and there is definitely a club for your interests like cooking club or science club whatever it is you can do just about anything as an incoming 6th grader i thought that middle school would be hard, but the teachers give you time in class to do all the work ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/30/10

We recently moved here from California and are amazed by the positive difference. I have a 6th grader and an 8th grader here - my 6th grader is blossoming at DRMS and tells me that she loves school. My 8th grader tells me that this school is WAY better than what he left in CA. 90% of the teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/06/09

Grandson, Brandon found great friends here. He joined the chess club,had a fantastic art teacher, learned tons and won some races in gym. We have 6 kids & l7 grandkids & have been on the boards of many school but this school was fantastic!

Posted by a other on 09/16/09

I second the May 26th review--the extracurricular activities are great--the discipline is good, but I am a little puzzled by the use of class time for homework and the lack of writing and longer term projects. Unfortunately, I believe that this is more a reflection of the standards in New Mexico. The ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/11/09

the school part is great but they pretend that every little time someone breaks a rule that they have to call in the swat team. i got my hat taken away at school because i got caught wearing it inside on the second day of school. To make it worse, my parents had to come pick it up!!!!!! That was ridiculous!!!!!

Posted by a student on 08/18/09

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Test scores for Desert Ridge Middle School

NMSBA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Desert Ridge Middle School
Albuquerque Public Schools
New Mexico
* 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.

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Albuquerque schools — Desert Ridge Middle School is located at 8400 Barstow St Ne, Albuquerque NM 87122. 8400 Barstow St Ne is in the 87122 ZIP code in Albuquerque, NM The school district for Desert Ridge Middle School is the Albuquerque Public Schools. Desert Ridge Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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