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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  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 90,566 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
586 responses
Average ACT
24
2,154 responses

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%
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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%

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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The APS system is flawed in more than one way. Students are easily given up on since some of the teachers simply do not care about their students. The standardized testing was altered to line the pockets of state officials and board members while obstructing many intelligent and hard-working students from graduating. On the other hand, there are the rare few teachers that challenge their students and work their hardest to ensure the college preparation of their students. Those teachers are the sole reason why students are prepared only in certain areas for college.
What I like about Albuquerque Public Schools is the environment. The teachers care about you and your education. The teachers also go out of their way to see the students succeed. The best thing I like about public school is the motivation and confidence the schools give the children as well as the resources. What I would like to see change is the math programs here. The teachers focus on certain students and I do not think it is fair to the rest. The math community needs to be more diverse regarding the pace of the students. One other thing I would like to see change is the food. I being someone who receives free lunch, would like options when selecting milk or my meal of the day. Most of the time, it makes us sick. Thank you.