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9-12
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Albuquerque, NM

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7801 Candelaria NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

(505) 880-3744
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March 13, 2014
This is for athletes seeking to go to Sandia. Be wary, I was excited for my son who is a great athlete. He went through a horrible experience this year. Coach Broussard is'nt a professional. He is misleading and didn't own up to the impact he caused. He is charismatic and tell you want you want to hear. I've since heard story after story. The administration wasn't helpful. Take your time to attend games and talk to people. On the positive note, it was a learning experience of high school sports politics, sponsorship and favoritism. It is still happening. Good luck

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2012
Sandia HS is adding an International Baccalaureate (IB) program in 2013. IB is "a rigorous, off-the-shelf curriculum recognized by universities around the world . http://www.ibo.org/

- submitted by a community member
April 01, 2011
Before my husband and I decided to enroll our kids to Sandia, we visited several top Albuquerque high schools in the area. The first impression we got from Sandia was that of a welcoming, engaging, inclusive school. Our student will be a Junior in the Fall and is very happy with the education received thus far.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 22, 2010
I like sandia, i do but i think the teachers are too strict.

- submitted by a student
December 22, 2009
Sandia is amazing. The teachers really do care and will do a lot to help students learn and get good grades! Everyone here is nice and they care!!! if you go to sandia the students are very nice and they greatly welcome new freshmen and students! I love it here!!! Sandia has so much to offer to people that are interested in so many different things. You are guarenteed to find something you love here and also many people who also have the same interests as you, whether it be football, chess club, or whatever!

- submitted by a student
no rating December 13, 2009
this is a really good school and has great community services for students and i strongly recomend it!

- submitted by a student
no rating December 13, 2009
This is an outstanding school. The teachers care about the students, and it is being remodeled to help with the so called overcrowding. They staff and teachers care about the students and do anthingthing they can to help. This is a excellent school and really people, at any school you can find bullying and drugs. Sandia by no means has a lot of either of these but the truth is that it is the inevidable and every schoool will have some. I love sandia and i am glad i am enrolled there.

- submitted by a student
October 22, 2009
This is a great school the teachers interact with us students and help us a lot to improve our grades and maintain them at a certain GPA we try to succeed for.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 09, 2009
I have been very disappointed by this school. I would not recommend this school if you are looking for a transfer. There are alot of parent politics. My daughter has been bullied and nothing has been done. We transferred her to Sandia because of the outstanding reviews and being told by the advisor that they were intolerant to problem kids, not so. We have been very disappointed. Not every student has the oppurtunity to play sports as well. It's very overcrowded.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 06, 2009
I have not found this school to be beneficial at all to my sudent, she was too worried about drugs on campus and bad atmosphere to learn or stay interested.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
We enjoy our school and I feel connected to the staff. The athletic dept. is a fine one as well. Sports keeps my Son on track. My Daughter enjoys her school too! We must like it, we travel over 25 miles a day to get there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 23, 2008
My son is now a senior at Sandia, and is Special Ed. due to Tourette Syndrome. He has a 3.5 GPA and is on the varsity golf team.The staff and teachers have been very supportive and understanding and overall we're extremely happy he's been successful there.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
My husband and I did a lot of research with the local high schools when deciding where to send our three children. We picked Sandia because of the curriculum, balance and diversity, and felt the curriculum challenged them. I had two children that were athletes and one child that chose to participate in other extracurricular activites other than sports. They were all treated equally by the teachers and staff administration, a few coaches in one sport only were questionable with fairness. Never were they treated differently by teachers or counselors because one was an athlete and one wasn't. The current principal and past principal have done awesome jobs. In 2007/2008 school year, Sandia High school was recognized nationally as one of the top high schools to attend in the United States. My third child graduated last year, and if the standards and reputation stay the same, my grandchildren will attend Sandia

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2008
Excellent high school and reputation!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2008
I graduated in 20006, and this school, like most in albquerque has its general problems. The admin staff and councelors are of little help a majority of the time. And yes, they do tend to be more apt to help athetes and the athletic programs than to update science labs and the art department. The advisors did little to help me prepare for college. I was told that i would qualify the the lottery scholarship and little else was done to help me in the way of applying for college, note: i had a 3.9 gpa and i scored a 27 overall on my ACT with a 29 in math and a 28 in science. The teachers vary from being very helpful to basically hating students and teaching. I did not have many problems with other students, but they do exist but i think they are lower than other schools

- submitted by a student
May 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 04, 2008
We moved into this area specifically for this high school for our daughter; what a mistake! Thinking that the reputation of Sandia as being one of the best in the APS system would assist our child in getting a good education has proven to be erronous at best and even potentially harmful. The counseling staff has acted unprofesssionally on several occassions, and the asst. principal and principal have done nothing but deny and confront when this has been brought to their attention. As soon as this school yr is over, we are out of this dangerous place!

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2007
sandia is a great school! its very classy and well kept. i admire the diversity in the school and the way it conducts its teachings. it is probably one of the best, if not the best high schools in the city.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2007
I have just retired from this school and am very happy to out of the clutches of the the head principal. This school has gone from great to less the desireable.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2006
I am somewhat of a stepfather figure to 3 children who have or are attending this school.It is in my option a school that does not care about the no child left behind act as they do not enforce truancy. I have a stepson who missed several weeks of school and we never received a phone call. We now have a daughter who is an aide and is not required to be there or if required not be on time. Some of her requirements for this class is to run and get Starbucks or breakfast. This is very discouraging to me and an argument that never settles AS my previous address let me enroll them in a better school but was outvoted. I hope the parents get more involved with this school as I have seen the problems and have tried to talk to the personal with no results.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2006
I graduated from Sandia. It is one of the best, if not the best High School in Albuquerque. The teachers are great and so is the administration. The security is great too. I never felt unsafe at school. There is a great racial diversity at Sandia and enough groups and activities for anyone to fit into. Sandia's music, athletic, and drama programs are some of the best in the state. The campus is well kept. Great school!

- submitted by a former student
February 25, 2006
Sandia is a great school. I come from a family of nine graduates from sandia high school. The eldest was in the first class to graduate from sandia. I have four children that graduated from sandia high school. The teachers and the administers are great. This school is one of the best in albuquerque. As said in my graduating year of 1976. 'Once a matador always a matador'. Thank you for the great memories... I am very proud to say i went to sandia high school.... My kids graduated from sandia. Good job .. It was a wonderful experience being involved in football, cheerleading and softball. We had a wonderful time .

- submitted by a former student
December 24, 2005
I sent my 3 children to Sandia. One is in college, the other two are still there. They love their school. There are very happy with the principal,the faculty and the basketball caoching staff, both girls and boys. I am satisfied with their education and have great respect for the principal. It is one of the top public school in town and although not the perfect school--is there any perfect school-- I am happy my kids are schooled there. Racism? My kids,who are black,have had no complaints in 5 years.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 16, 2005
I am a former student of this school. It is a typical school in which it is more apt to fund sports programs than decent books and extra curricular activities for non athletics. There are teachers of great brilliance. There is a diverse student population and many different types of clicks for students to fall into. Violence and drugs are not rampant, but also not unheard of. As far as education goes, it is a personal choice for the student on how much they want to learn here. In my class there was a student who got a perfect 1600 on the SAT s. That same year we had record drop out rates. All in all, I feel that this era of development allowed me the freedom of a kid entering into maturity.

- submitted by a former student
August 03, 2004
This is an exelent school. The teachers care. The principle is exellent. The activities are great. the security is good and high. it is a safe good school and a great learning enviroment

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2004
There is rampant racial discrimination in this public school. My child was harassed, threatened and had to leave school. There are too many students and not enough security. I removed her from this school and will home-school her.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
Sandia is one of the top public high schools in Albuquerque. It has great diversity in the student body. Many of the faculty members have been at Sandia more than 20 years. The parents are supportive but could get a little more involved. It's a very spread out campus but their campus security covers it well and are respected by the students. Sandia has one of the largest special education enrollments in APS. They have many gifted special ed teachers. Their band and chorus are top rated as are most of their athletic teams. The students blend well together. There is a high level of tolerance for others since the student body is so diverse. All in all a great school for students wanting a real education in a socially and culturally diverse atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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Sandia High School
7801 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque, NM  87110
(505) 880-3744
Last modified Sandia High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sandia High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top