LAPS lowered to ‘B’

The Los Alamos Public Schools has been downgraded to a “B” by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The district received its annual report card Tuesday.
“Overall I’m pleased with how are kids are performing and also well aware we can do better and we are going to do better,” said Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, which was based on last year’s performance.
The summary includes assessments of student achievement, school board qualifications, educator quality, demographics, expenditures and parent satisfaction.
The report card included a specific grade for each of the district’s seven schools.
Aspen Elementary and Los Alamos High School each received an “A,” and the other district elementary schools received a “B.”
Los Alamos Middle School received a “C.”
Students were graded in reading, math and science in grades three through 11.
“There’s always room for increasing the percent of students who are proficient in reading and mathematics,” Steinhaus said. “We are going to continue to provide that extra support.”