Los Puentes Charter School is located in Albuquerque, NM and is one of 182 schools in Albuquerque Public Schools School District. It is a charter school that serves 182 students in grades 8-12.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Los Puentes Charter School did not make AYP in 2010. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of New Mexico in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Los Puentes Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
While LPCS primarily serves at-risk youth, it requires all students to follow strict guidelines for behavior, and promotes the urgency for each student to set high academic goals. The unofficial campus motto is "College Bound - No Excuses." Most students may not get to LPCS believing that they can and will attend college. But, most LPCS graduates do believe it and have set goals that include graduating with a college degree.
by a Teacher
on Jul 9, 2010
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In 2011, Los Puentes Charter School had 98% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. New Mexico had 67% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Albuquerque Public Schools spends $8,728 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 60% on instruction, 37% on support services, 3% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Albuquerque Public Schools District
In 2011, Los Puentes Charter School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Mexico average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For New Mexico, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2010 NMSBA Results and NMHSSA Results for all subjects tested.more...