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Rio Grande High School

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Posted June 21, 2011

Apparently their AP classes don't include English, grammar and spelling. Perhaps you just have not actually attended any of the AP classes. Below are just a few of the obvious corrections to your review: Alot of people have told me that because I go to Rio Grande I am not as smart as other people or wont (won't) be succesful (successful). But they are wrong. They have really good AP classes, theenivornment (the environment) is very nice. As for sports they they (only 1 'they' is necessary) have good teams and the dance and cheer do vey well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Rio Grande High School is fifty years old and nestled in the South Valley of Albuquerque. Although many of our students score low on the national standardized tests, they come to school with far more heart than I've seen or felt in any other school. Our students and teachers come from many countries, speak many first languages other than English, many are poor and living with difficult situation, but we love each other and we're working to build the greatest school in New Mexico. Our staff is the best trained, most experienced, and most willing to engage our students in academic work that inspires them toward higher goals and better lives. Many of our students are coming from way behind, but they are catching up and they will be terrific leaders in this community and in this country.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 2, 2008

I have 3 children now that graduated from Rio Grande High School now. There will be 3 more in the future which 2 are going this year starting in a few days we all had very good experience with the school and my children were in all sports and extra activities with in the school and very respected with other kids. I have only had good experience with Rio Grande So dont have any problems in the future sending my younger children here the teachers are so nice and loving towards the kids and always stressing about success in the future and how to help the kids get ahead and what to do next instead of just letting the kids say when ready. The teachers have been there a long time and all work together and is very important to have the kids see that working relationship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

Excellent AP program, very under valued.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2008

Apparently their AP classes don't include English, grammar and spelling. Perhaps you just have not actually attended any of the AP classes. Below are just a few of the obvious corrections to your review: Alot of people have told me that because I go to Rio Grande I am not as smart as other people or wont (won't) be succesful (successful). But they are wrong. They have really good AP classes, theenivornment (the environment) is very nice. As for sports they they (only 1 'they' is necessary) have good teams and the dance and cheer do vey well.


Posted July 23, 2007

Alot of people have told me that because I go to Rio Grande I am not as smart as other people or wont be succesful. But they are wrong. They have really good AP classes, theenivornment is very nice. As for sports they they have good teams and the dance and cheer do vey well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2007

This school has the strongest AP program in the district. They offer 15 AP courses, coordinated by a team of the teachers who teach the courses. 500 students are enrolled in AP and Pre-AP classes. The school has many dedicated teachers and many respectful, hard-working students.


Posted September 23, 2005

As a former student of Rio Grande, I could say that it was a great school, people are always saying that rio grande is a really bad school, but it's up to you if you want to do good, and as for parents, I've seen many parents participate but many others don't because they work. Teachers are awesome, they are so willing to help out and talk to you after class if you need to, and our sports programs are a little in financial need, but our basketball,wrestlers, and baseball teams went to state, so our coaches are really good!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 9, 2004

I have always heard from so many people that I should not send my children to this school because it was a bad enviroment. The enviromnment is good, and its up to your child if they want to succeed. Now as far as athletics, the basketball is unfair when choosing players. Keep it in the schools district, dont be going out recruiting. Our son was cut from freshman basketball, and definately can play ball. The excuses were ridiculous. Very discouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
20%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students15%
Female13%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Native Americann/a
White6%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current2%
English Language Learner Exited27%

Reading

All Students21%
Female26%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities2%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students24%
Female18%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities4%
English Language Learner Current4%
English Language Learner Exited28%

Reading

All Students38%
Female47%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Current6%
English Language Learner Exited43%

Science

All Students20%
Female13%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities2%
English Language Learner Current2%
English Language Learner Exited21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

277 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

278 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

277 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
16%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

277 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students22%
Female20%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners16%

Reading

All Students34%
Female38%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners16%

Science

All Students22%
Female20%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners16%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Female31%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 93% 59%
White 4% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Black 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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2300 Arenal Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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