Burris: RISD grades compare favorably to others

August 2, 2014 • Local News

Goddard High School band students wrapped up two weeks of camp on Friday. The band will hold a concert at 6 p.m. today in Del Norte Park, said band director Kevin Everitt. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the GHS gymnasium. Goddard High School was the only Roswell high school to get an “A” grade from the state for 2013-14. (Randal Seyler Photo)


Roswell Independent School District elementary school campuses generally improved in 2013-14 over their three-year average grades, according to reports from the New Mexico Public Education Department.

However, three of the five middle schools scored less for 2013-14 than their three-year average grades, while two of the three high school campuses improved over their three-year average scores.

“When you look at the grades, you also have to look at the grade point range, and see how the schools compare,” said Superintendent Tom Burris on Monday.

The New Mexico Public Education Department released the 2013-14 grades on July 24, and the Roswell district earned three Overall Grades of “A,” and six Overall Grades of “D.”

Of the 20 schools within the district, there were five schools with a “B” and six schools with a “C” grade, according to the PED report.

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