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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Alamogordo High School is a public school located in Alamogordo, NM. It has 1,564 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Alamogordo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1170
74 responses
Average ACT
25
146 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$44,133
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$799
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,800
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    33%
  • 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
1,564
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,269
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$9,814/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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My Alamogordo High experience has been great! I felt welcomed to build a good re pore with the majority of my teachers and felt comfortable to be able to ask for help or ask questions at anytime. I also felt very comfortable with the student body. There is a wide range of diversity in Alamogordo High School and all students no matter of race, color, religion,origin,sexual preference or disability are encouraged to participate in school activities and clubs. Changes i feel future students would benefits from are more teachers in certain subjects, better communication, offering classes such as home economics, sewing/fashion. Also clubs should be supported by the school district so they do not have to be terminated, clubs such as the drama and the school newspaper. Parents should be allowed to help sponsor such clubs and school official can not always sponsor.
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My experience at Alamogordo High School was bittersweet. People at my school are very open; nobody is afraid to speak their mind and will stand up for each other or themselves. What I like about my high school is the sports. I play golf and I absolutely love it. My coach works extremely hard and thrives to win. He is constantly working with us to improve our game. I owe it all to him; if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be the golfer I am today. If I could change anything about my high school, it would be the academics. We have good teachers, but they are not excited to teach because they cannot do it the way they want to. Students should be excited to go to class and learn! I would let the teachers teach how they want to so students will actually take in the criteria and remember it, which would lead to test scores rapidly improving and students wanting to go to class. I would also require a class that helps students become prepared for college without the stress.
My time at Alamogordo high school was short but through my experience at the school, I noticed a lack of care in several areas of the school. The amount of freedom most students had was astonishing. However, their track and field program was one of the best and I was glad to be a part of it. Additionally, the guidance counselors did a fantastic job addressing student issues and being support of students and their outside issue. Lastly, there were several teachers that truly had a motivation and a drive to make their students better, which is hard to come by.