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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
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
The Ask Academy is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Rio Rancho, NM. It has 467 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
4550 Sundt Road NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Telephone
(505) 891-0757

The Ask Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1220
28 responses
Average ACT
26
44 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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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
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$63,180
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,118
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,000
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.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Annual Thanksgiving Lunch
    27%
  • Winterum Trip
    17%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Research in Action
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Angry Birds Launch
    7%
  • Annual Camping Trip
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
467
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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The Ask Academy Reviews

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As a student that has attended The ASK Academy since the eighth grade, I can see that we have come a long way since my first day. We have Switched from a small two-story building with practically no commons (our auditorium and lunchroom) and teachers constantly having to share rooms, despite not having anywhere near the same subjects to now having a commons that is big enough for all the scholars, both middle and high school, and only five teachers sharing rooms. In terms of academics, we have only limed options for electives, those being biomedical or engineering. We have no fine arts classes, nor cooking, drama, or other subjects offered to us. We do, however, have a publishing class that handles the yearbook committee and school newspaper, we also have other common clubs, like the dance committee, National Honors Society, and scholar government.
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The school has given me the opportunity to explore my desired career field. I hope to go into biomedical engineering and have been handed multiple resources to further understand the career. Additionally the tight knit community has allowed me to develop genuine friendships and strong connections with teachers. I have been able to excel academically and really enjoy the STEM work. However, I feel that the STEM principles have been lost somewhat and the school has resorted to generic teaching methods.
Although it is a small school, The Ask Academy has been a place that really drives my ability to learn and be challenged. It is a challenging school and you are expected to do your best on every project. The School teaches pathways that will help students pursue careers and be the engineers and scientists of tomorrow. I cannot recommend this enough for those who want to broaden their horizon and learn how to think criticly in a way common core standards simply cannot do