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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Alamogordo High School is an above average, public school located in Alamogordo, NM. It has 1,349 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.
Address
103 Cuba Ave
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Telephone
(505) 439-3270
Website

Alamogordo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1180
50 responses
Average ACT
25
108 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,364
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    32%
  • Sports events
    23%
  • Graduation
    21%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    9%
  • Upper classmen events
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,349
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,715
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,664/ year
National
$12,239
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Alamogordo High School has done a great job trying to use the resources it has, despite what it lacks because of low funding and low priorities from the city. Although it is not perfect, they try their hardest to create the best learning environment possible!
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As a military child, I've lived many places and gone to many different schools. By far Alamogordo high school has surpassed these school and soared above my expectations. When I went to high school in Texas, I learned that we would be moving to Alamogordo New Mexico. I had no idea where that even was, but things were moving quickly and I knew I had to adjust soon. On my first day, I was accepted and invited to participate in extracurricular activities almost immediately. Attending Alamogordo High School has been one of the best experiences of my life. This is all due to the people, teachers, coaches, and environment. I have now attended for 3 years, and will graduate soon. I am grateful for the experiences and knowledge I have obtained at this school.
The school has a good environment. The teachers here are wonderful. Great teachers happen to speak about how the District, principal, and the state hinder their ability to teach. This leaves the school with teachers who follow everything by the book. This doesn't allow any ability to learn for those who need a different type of learning. The fine arts program is also one of the most mistreated programs at the school. The music part of the building has a roof that leaks when it rains, even the main building has leaks in the roof. They receive the least amount of funding out of all the programs. The art building demolished and the students moved into smaller older rooms. The football program receives the most funding. They received a new field, uniforms, and track among other things. The football program is not even the mosst successful program either. Students are treated fairly and education is a top priority at Alamogordo High.