Yesterday’s Journal had an article titled, School Shows APS Success Within Reach (subscription):
Apache Elementary should be struggling, it seems. About 70 percent of its students are in federal free and reduced lunch programs. Families are constantly moving in and out of the Southeast Heights school’s boundaries. Often, vandals break school windows and blast graffiti on walls.
But despite all this, Apache students consistently score well on state standardized tests and meet all federal No Child Left Behind requirements.
On Thursday, Apache will start the school year as one of Albuquerque Public Schools’ top elementaries. Again.