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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Early College Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet, alternative school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 193 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 138 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Early College Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1350
11 responses
Average ACT
26
39 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Early College Academy's Haunted House
    100%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
193
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
138:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,676
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,459/ year
National
$12,239
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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This school is so amazing! Yes it's smaller that the bigger high schools in the city, but the classes, teachers, admin, and staff are so much better! There are only about 50 students per grade which allows for smaller classes. These small classes grant the ability to have more one on one time with teachers and staff. All the teachers are specially picked and have excellent training. Also because our school is small, you never get lost. We are also combined with Career Enrichment Center (CEC), which provides us with incredible career classes like World Languages, EMT, Nursing Program, Forensic Science, Vet Med, and so much more!
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My time at Early College Academy has been amazing. Going to a small school has opened a variety of doors for me, I have had the chance to try many different things. Being active in student government and being in leadership positions has changed who I am as a person. As a freshman I walked into high school very shy but now as a senior I am more involved and have a lot of friends. Eca doesn't feel like a school but like a home with a big family. Going to a small school means that I have been close to the administration and staff. Teachers are close to the students and are always at school to help students with questions or with homework from other teachers. I love Eca and will miss going there next fall, I would recommend this school to anyone, although the class work is a lot, the school is amazing. You not only learn about different subjects but learn about yourself and the community.
It's a good small school environment with many excellent teachers. ECA's sister program, the Career Enrichment Center(CEC), provides many electives for diverse career fields. The school does not have any sports other than Esports, but every student can join the sports team of their local highschool.