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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
Albuquerque Public Schools is a public school district located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 90,566 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.
Address
6400 Uptown Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87125
Telephone
(555) 555-5555
Website

Albuquerque Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
66%
Average SAT
1180
452 responses
Average ACT
24
1,837 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
90,566
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,263
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%

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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APS is generally really progressive and supportive of its students. Schools are generally in good repair and are relatively modern, though textbooks are almost always old and worn out. Strong union means teacher are generally happy-ish to work there, and they try to hire the best person for the jobs

That said, they spend waaay too much on sports that ought be directed to LITERALLY ANY OTHER department, and there was that little SNAFU about their hiring a pedophile to be like 3rd in charge of APS
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.