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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Nex+Gen Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 341 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
5323 Montgomery NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Telephone
(505) 878-6400
Website

Nex+Gen Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1140
14 responses
Average ACT
23
49 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,372
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Median Home Value
$181,341
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Dances
    31%
  • Moth Storytelling Event
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Fundraisers
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
341
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,849
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,221/ year
National
$12,239
29%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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We are so grateful to have found Nex+Gen. My son has thrived during his two and a half years at the school. The teachers are top-notch and truly care. They design curriculum that creatively engages students by working on projects that tie in to real-world problems. For instance, my son's physics and math teachers challenged students to use physics and trigonometry to figure out how to launch a Hot Wheels car off a ramp through a ring of fire and into a miniature "swimming pool." A project like this is so much more memorable and engaging compared to how most of us learned these concepts. This is how you inspire teens to become engineers and rocket scientists. Also, they don't "teach to the test," yet their students test far better than the state average year after year. On top of that, Nex+Gen is the only New Tech Network school in all of New Mexico (https://newtechnetwork.org/ ). We are so fortunate that APS has given us access to this amazing opportunity for free!
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I like how one-on-one the teachers are because it's such a small school. Since my school is PBL, many of the projects are creative and collaborative. All of the students are smart in their own way and can easily get back on track if they're falling behind. The amount of college readiness that the prepare us for is astounding! The use of tech like our laptops can be tedious at times. No student can fall through the cracks because the teachers would help them. Since it's really small school, our largest graduating class was around 70 students. The school focuses more on academics so we don't have a sports team like other high schools. We can always support the Del Norte Knights since we share the same campus! The safety is always up for debate amongst my classmates because the architecture of the school consists of mostly windows and majority of the classrooms have no doors. It is truly a great school that will prep you for college and teach you real world problems
I love going to Nex+Gen! I'm currently a senior, and it is really unlike any public school I've attended. Many public schools are lecture-style classes comprised of worksheets and the occasional project, Nex+Gen prides itself on its project-based learning (PBL) opportunities. Everything you learn is through the context of a project, and I find them all to be extremely engaging. Most last about a month, with the longest lasting three months senior year. Moreover, a lot of our projects have connections to the community and to the modern world, so they all feel very relevant even if we are discussing centuries-old history. The teachers are very engaged with students and will always help when asked.
Unfortunately, college prep courses like AP do not function well in a PBL environment (yes, we have tried), and there are a limited number of extracurriculars currently, but more seem to crop up every year. Certain electives, such as band, will be at Del Norte, since we share a campus.