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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Sandia High School is a highly rated, public school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 1,779 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
7801 Candelaria NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Telephone
(505) 880-3744
Website

Sandia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1170
57 responses
Average ACT
26
181 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$38,753
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$703
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,053
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Football and boys basketball games
    23%
  • Homecoming Dance
    19%
  • Theatre Prodcutions
    12%
  • Homecoming rally
    11%
  • Band events.
    11%
  • Soccer games
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,779
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,849
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,221/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Sandia High School Reviews

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I love Sandia High School and all the teachers were very helpful here. They support you through it all! Especially senior year, because they offer scholarships and have everything pretty much ready for us to graduate. We have had many meetings just to keep us on track for graduation and they still continue to offer us scholarships so we can have money to go to college. Sandia High School has a variety of opportunities to explore and find ones passion for something, that may end up turning into a career. All of the staff are very helpful with everything and a very special thanks to all of them, because in about a month, I will be graduating!
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I had a great experience at Sandia High School! I love the fact that its a smaller school, therefore it provides a more enriching education process with a community in mind. They also offer the International Baccalaureate Program for an advanced private-school education with a public school price.
The administration is sort of clueless sometimes and the academics are not very challenging for a person seeking such. Some teachers are very dedicated to readying their students for college—other classes are simply a waste of time or an easy A (this can be good or bad news depending on the student). The yucca building is a burden to walk to, I wish they would tear it down and build it closer to the main campus. Also, I wish the counselors were more invested in students’ futures/the application to college process. My counselor was the nicest lady, but she was clueless as to how to use Parchment to send my transcripts to colleges. I know it is difficult to get to know each student personally, seeing as Sandia has something like 1800 students, but I feel like I only ever spoke to my counselor 3 times throughout highschool and she didn’t know a whole lot about my experience or academics at the school.