Run - do not walk - away from this school. One of my children graduated from this school, but only because the state lifted the requirement that students were required to pass the SBA test in order to graduate...again for the third or fourth year in a row because so many regular education kids couldn't pass it. He had special needs and an IEP, which was constantly ignored. When he turned 18, he was told that his parents no longer needed to be involved in his education, and then proceeded to actively ignore parental requests for an emergency IEP. He was told he would amount to nothing more than a janitor by a teacher; all he had to do was show up to class and they would pass him; and that he could live perfectly well on minimum wage by his social counselor. I have two more children who are in this school's district: one with special needs and one without. We will be moving to another state with better schools to get away from this mess.
I would have rated it good, but because of all the negative 1 star complaints I put a 5. My son is a senior with a 4.3 GPA, ran cross country, guitar all stater; my daughter is a Freshmen who is enjoying Cibola and is looking forward to her Sophomore year. The school is what you make it. Get involved!!!
As a mom to upcoming freshman who will be attending Cibola High School coming up in this Fall 2015 and I won't let any negative ratings affect with the decisions. I prefer to see it with my own eyes regarding with the educations. If there is any problems, then it can request a transfer to another high school.
Worst school ever. The school is more focused on testing, testing and testing the children to death and not teaching the materials. Good teachers are few and far between. My son went from being an honors student to failing at this school. Very teacher orientated rather than student orientated.
In three states and four high schools, Cibola was by far the very worst high school our child ever attended. To say that the teachers are centered around themselves rather than the students is an understatement. It is a school of the teachers, by the teachers, and for the teachers. Your student's education is far down on the list of school priorities. In fact, several teachers actually have a vested interest in your child failing. We could get absolutely no help for our child and ultimately pulled our child from the school. If you need a great high school near Albuquerque, move to Rio Rancho and attend Rio Rancho High School! Cibola is just another inner-city concrete prison, with the least caring administration we have ever encountered. If you send your child there, you do so at the risk of your child's education. If we could give this school and its teachers zero stars, we would.
Terrible school. Other comment is correct...very teacher centered, rather than student centered. If you go to the staff with a concern, you will be made to feel like YOU are the one with the problem. Principal is rude. This school is overcrowded and the kids aren't welcoming to newcomers.
Ny daughter graduated in 2008 and has gone on to be very successful in college. The teachers gave her every opportunity to advance and excell, but they also made her responsible for her own learning. What better way to help her succeed in@a the real world. Cibola Rocks!