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Albuquerque High School

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Posted June 14, 2010

Albuquerque High School has not only prepared me for college but it has also prepared me for life. AHS has a countless number of clubs and organizations that encourage students to reach for the impossible. AHS has excellent academies such as the Fine Arts Academy and the Business adn Leadership Academy. AHS is also known for its great school spirit, tradition and academic excellence. I'm very proud to say that I am a graduate from Albuquerque High School, the oldest high school in the state of New Mexico.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2009

Most of the complaints that people tend to have about Albuquerque High School refers to the education the students recieve. I am currenty a junior & I can honestly say, I've learned a lot more than I would have been able to learn at any other school. Not only in academics, but moral values, life lessons, etc. through the dedicated, open-minded, VERY diverse teachers & students. As at any school, there are always teachers who aren't as involved & dedicated to their students, they 'don't seem to care', but you will find those types of teachers at any school. If your child is takes the right classes & is TRULY interested, they'll do good anywhere, regardless of test scores & OPINIONS. One example shouldn't reflect everyone. People are allowed express individualism & I wouldn't want to be anywhere else but the HOME of the Bulldogs, where it feels like family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2009

My daughter is a sophmore at AHS and has loved her experience there. She is excelling academically and feels safe and embraced by the AHS community. There are teachers who genuinely care about the students and her counselor is exceptional. We chose AHS because of the sense of community and tradition and high level of diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

I am a proud parent of AHS. My daughter is doing well in this school. The parents that are involved work well together. This is our second year and she is a varsity cheerleader with a B average grade. This year we have a new principal that seems very excited to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

Albuquerque High's teachers are mediocre at best. My child has learned little, and the test scores are surprising, considering how little is actually learned within the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

The teachers of Albuquerque High School appear to be sincere in their committment to the students obtaining a first rate education. However, the administrators are poor at best in their interest and commitment to the students. In my opinion the administrators are very selfish people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

My daughter is graduating in 2006 from Albu. HS and has done well. She had smaller classes, took AP classes and loved her teachers, and is involved in senate and many of its activities. She did not do sports. She feels like the kids are united in their diversity and are proud of it. She gets challenged and would not return to the private school she left in 10th grade....it was too much attitude and snobby (students). She is top of her class, so I am proud to recommend AHS and it's principle, Linda Sink.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

I know that this is for parents but my parents are not really involved anymore. I am a sr. from Ohio. This school is the only reason I can stand it here in this state. I have teachers who i can tell love their jobs, and because they love their jobs they love their students. They are carring, and concerned when a student don't show up to class, they go over things again even if it is only one student who doesn't understand. All of the teachers I have are like this. At this school the students are so diverse that you have no clue where anyone is from. For the most part the students are respectable. The criteria in this school is high, it is easy to get behind but the teachers are always there. This school is a wonderful place to send your student. I love it.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
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 Students37%
Female39%
Male34%
African American21%
Asian82%
Hispanic29%
Native American37%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities12%
English Language Learner Current5%
English Language Learner Exited29%

Reading

All Students46%
Female53%
Male39%
African American50%
Asian73%
Hispanic39%
Native American38%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities8%
English Language Learner Current11%
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

All Students47%
Female39%
Male56%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities7%
English Language Learner Current14%
English Language Learner Exited49%

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current23%
English Language Learner Exited49%

Science

All Students47%
Female38%
Male57%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities14%
English Language Learner Current19%
English Language Learner Exited41%
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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

332 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

332 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
Social Studies

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

332 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students38%
Female38%
Male39%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native American36%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners12%

Reading

All Students46%
Female52%
Male39%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native American36%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners10%

Science

All Students40%
Female38%
Male42%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native American36%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners3%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Female47%
Male50%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native American27%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners14%
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 76% 59%
White 14% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 10%
Black 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(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
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
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800 Odelia Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 843-6400

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