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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
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Albuquerque Public Schools is a public school district located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 90,651 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
Address
6400 Uptown Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Telephone
(505) 880-3700
Website

Albuquerque Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
1180
767 responses
Average ACT
24
2,526 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
90,651
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,849
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%

Finances

Total Expenses
$952,320,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,221/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$38,753
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$703
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,053
National
$184,700

Albuquerque Public Schools Reviews

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Albuquerque Public schools is currently under poor management. APS does not understand how to improve academic results in their students or improve their motivation to learn and prosper in their schools. However not everything is their fault, teachers are limited and so there would be no possible way replacing the terrible ones. On the other hand, facilities and food are very poor. Personally, my high school suffers in its' quality of facilities and campus the most, having recently put in an outstanding science and math building is it's only saving grace.
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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!
I would like to see a bigger involvement with the teachers and the students. What I mean by this is, in my years of school there has always been an underwhelming amount of people whom enjoy a given teacher. This has a few exceptions but if there was a system to get the student teacher relationship closer then the school experience would be far more enjoyable. One way we can try to help this cause us to limit the class size of certain classes to improve the teachers ability to connect with every student.