C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
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6400 Uptown Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87125
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Albuquerque Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
1190
326 responses
Average ACT
24
1,444 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
93,001
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,263
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$952,320,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,976/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%

Albuquerque Public Schools Reviews

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I loved and still love the band program. I especially like the drive of the teachers despite financial setbacks. A lot of money is often pushed into sports (when available) so it leaves a lot needed for band and music overall. This then falls on a lot of fundraising to be able to show your talent and hard work at nearby functions like showcases. This also takes more then it's fair share of involved parents which only the strong survive. In the end it's all worth it for the finished product. I would love to see all this avoided by more funding for the APS wide music program. Also for specifically getting children that are elementary aged involved early on in music like theory, chorus, or instrument. Also to put more funding into our public high school bands and show pride and tradition in marching bands who are the vital part of our sports and sports support. Pep tunes!
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I enjoy my high school, Sandia Highschool of Albuquerque, New Mexico, because it is very diverse. I believe that my Highschool is the best in the region. Most of the teachers will work with you along with the outstanding Administration-now with the new Athletic Directior and new Principal. I feel like the discrimination in any way at my school is minimal and when it happens, it is contained with our Ploice/offer team and security guards. We have two, beautiful new buildings on campus that allow students to get the most out do them and learn. My school also offers historic insight as it was built for a bomb shelter during the heat of the Cold War and that building is still functional today where most upperclassmen classes are held. The campus is gorgeous. I like my school.
The friendliness of staff is HORRIBLE, they hate their jobs and take it out on your student. The follow through of Special Education/IEP accommodations are a failure or are forced out of parents pocket, what exactly is the thousands of dollars infunding they get for my special ed student going towards when I have to pay for her Blue paper needed for her dyslexic reading accommodation? They are not helpful in suggestions of accommodations either, I as a parent have no idea what can and cannot be done, and am forced into poverty getting lawyers and dong my own research only to have them work against me instead of being accommodating and helpful or resourceful.