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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Capital High School is a public school located in Santa Fe, NM. It has 1,421 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.

Capital High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
950
14 responses
Average ACT
19
110 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$56,262
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,043
National
$949
Median Home Value
$270,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.4 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 4 responses
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  • My favorite school event at Capital High is Prom!
    75%
  • Homecoming
    25%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,421
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,702
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.5%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,697/ year
National
$12,239
43%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Graduated Class of 2020, Capital high school offers different programs that expands a students knowledge in careers and experiences. I was part of the Medical Capstone Program allowing to be competitive amongst my peers. They also have a variety of choices of extra curricular activities that connect to the required programs they offer. For example, I was part of HOSA a future health care professional club that was a competitive interaction with students across the state. Overall my student experience academically and school involvement was amazing thankfully to my teachers and peers!
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Throughout my high school career at CHS, I have evolved into a successful jag! I am a student-athlete at Capital High. The atmosphere at Capital is very unique, from Spanish to Native to English speaking groups us heard amongst its hallways. Teachers are very nice and the patriotism towards the school is recognized everywhere. Being a Jaguar will always be one of my proudest achievements because this school has given me good memories to look back on. Jaguar Pride is based on how you vision your education beyond the classrooms, teachers, and grades. To focus on a brighter future is a Jaguarś goal!
Capital High School is a school where you are able to freely be yourself, and where others will accept you as you are. There is a great deal of diversity at Capital, ranging from different ethnicities, religions and beliefs. Throughout the entire four years I have been at Capital, I have experienced many exciting and thrilling experiences. I am a part of the medical pathway at Capital, I began the pathway when I was a sophomore at 16 years old. I am currently in the last two courses of the pathway out of five. Throughout the three years of prying my way through this field, I have had tremendous hands on experiences I also participated in Choir and Acapella in the three years of my High school career. Participating in these classes, provided me with the confidence to stand out and let my voice be heard to the audience and judges in competitions. The only thing I would have liked to change is the amount of space allocated for lunch, also a proper training of new teachers.