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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
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Cibola High School is an above average, public school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 1,952 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
Address
1510 Ellison Dr NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Telephone
(505) 880-3744
Website

Cibola High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1150
30 responses
Average ACT
24
197 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$66,517
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$949
Median Home Value
$188,985
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Assemblys and Football games
    17%
  • School dances
    14%
  • S-Troupe Plays/skits
    13%
  • Homecoming ceremonies
    13%
  • International Day event
    12%
  • Drama plays
    8%
  • Any sports game
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,952
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,849
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,221/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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I graduated from Cibola in 2013. I had a wonderful high school experience and was able to excel in my classes, typically due to excellent teachers. I enjoyed playing sports and was involved in my clubs and student government. So many opportunities for every child attending!
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Cibola High School is truly a school that could never be forgotten, ranging from memories of grind circles at dances to students mowing through the halls to get to the lunch line. Cibola is rated rather low in test scores and has a high percentage of drop outs, but does not contain any noticable Gang Violence or rampid bullying. We simply do not have the best education in the United States because of APS’s acts to control what teachers teach to their students. Cibola, being inside of one of the most diverse states in the nation contains students and teachers of all ethnicities. This sets an enviornment of acceptance for everybody as well as makes the workplace more fun and interesting.
Our facilities are not the best. Cockroaches are spotted inside of the bathroom constantly. People constantly forget to flush the toilets which makes the smell horrid almost 50% of the time.
Cibola High School was a pretty good school. My experience there wasn't bad, I didn't see any bullying, there were tons of activities to get involved in and the teachers I had were really helpful. In terms of college readiness, I'd say cibola did a pretty good job, considering I do have a 3.8 in college. There is also the fact that the environment at cibola is pretty diverse. Throughout my time there I was able to meet a plethora of exchange students and you really don’t feel singled out for being a specific race/ethnicity or Religion. Overall Cibola was a pretty good school to attend.