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Sandia High School

Public | 9-12 | 2003 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 3, 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


Posted June 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted May 25, 2003

Sandia is a great school. I love that my daughter goes to one of the best schools in the city.


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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.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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 Students41%
Female42%
Male40%
African American18%
Asian58%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited23%

Reading

All Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
African American36%
Asian63%
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited43%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male51%
African American38%
Asian43%
Hispanic49%
Native American36%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current8%
English Language Learner Exited40%

Reading

All Students70%
Female76%
Male63%
African American50%
Asian50%
Hispanic68%
Native American64%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities16%
English Language Learner Current29%
English Language Learner Exited44%

Science

All Students53%
Female50%
Male57%
African American56%
Asian43%
Hispanic46%
Native American55%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities12%
English Language Learner Current7%
English Language Learner Exited40%
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.

490 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

490 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

490 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

490 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
African American35%
Asian67%
Hispanic47%
Native American53%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners38%

Reading

All Students60%
Female70%
Male50%
African American29%
Asian44%
Hispanic55%
Native American77%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners6%

Science

All Students53%
Female52%
Male55%
African American29%
Asian33%
Hispanic48%
Native American41%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners6%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
African American41%
Asian39%
Hispanic55%
Native American59%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners13%
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 45% 58%
White 42% 25%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 13%
Asian 3% 1%
Black 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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7801 Candelaria NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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