For the third straight year, Los Alamos Public Schools have come up short in the effort to make adequate yearly progress. Of the seven schools in the district, only one — Chamisa Elementary — met the standards set forth by the federal school rating system.
LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt said that even though the majority of schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards, the schools are the best in the state when it comes to reading and math.
“Each year the target gets higher,” Assistant Superintendent Paula Dean said. She said each subgroup in a school (which includes male, female, Hispanic and Caucasian students as well as others) has to meet AYP standards, otherwise the entire school will fail.