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  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 89,788 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1180
1,019 responses
Average ACT
24
2,909 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
89,788
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,676
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,459/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$41,521
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$832
National
$949
Median Home Value
$157,789
National
$184,700

Albuquerque Public Schools Reviews

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My overall experience with Albuquerque Public School has been very good. I had good teachers, counselors and staff that cares about me. I had made friends through out the years at different schools and levels. I was able to play sports, participate on clubs and be a part of summer programs. I felt safe because we practice the emergency plan. Also, I was able to chose a bilingual program and be able to take classes in Spanish and English. At High School they offered a variety of electives that make my high school experience more comfortable. I ceramics, forensic, photography, Lifetime sports, Reel History, 2d computer design.
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APS is the most dysfunctional organizations I have ever come in personal contact with. The District is irredeemably flawed, as their values are skewed and their plans bend in whatever direction they feebly desire. The District has constructed several, million dollar complexes designated to be "teacher training facilities", when in fact 99% of the staff, and much less anyone else in the community, has ever stepped foot inside. This is only a single example of the gross waste committed by the district. More can be found in the state of most of the school buildings, and all teaching materials not purchased by teachers themselves. The only reason I gave APS 2 stars, are the amazing teachers i have been put in contact with as a result of my education. Some of the most caring, intelligent, invested people i have ever met. The teachers are truly failed by the lacking administration, and as a result some leave, to be replaced in another bought of poor spending by lesser teacher
Our students are actively engaged in their education. The teachers have good expectations, reasonable amount of homework, supportive, kind environment. It is a big school district, so opportunity and quality are different across the city. But we are also employed by the district and remain pleased by both our children’s educational experience and what is being offered the schools we serve.