School Details

Del Norte High School

5323 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 880-3744
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1232 students 15 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 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. 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA)

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. 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.
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New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 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. 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Del Norte High School is a public high school in Albuquerque. 1,232 students attend Del Norte High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 54% of the 1,232 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Del Norte High School is 15:1. Nex Gen Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 56% 57%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 23% 31%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 12% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great whether it be the honors classes the fine arts or even regular education highly recommend this school. The teachers really take time to help the students and the administration is great. Also schoolpride is amazing and I bet we could beat any highschool in the spirit department... Go Go Knights!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I really like this school. My teachers and other staff members are very nice. I really like their new buildings. I do not like the lunch room because the pizza is yuck and the tables are dirty. Why is this school rated 6? I want it to be 9 or 10

  • (3 years ago)

    Del Norte has a very diverse population of students the principal school leadership team teachers/staff all strive to meet the needs of all students. They offer a wide variety of classes to meet the individual students needs (from non-english learners special education to the community college to the college bound student) Parents are given every opportunity to become involved in the schools activities from class offerings to sports etc. but way to many do not take the opportunity to. My child has done exceedlingly well and is very pleased with the majority of his teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    My 9th grader loved it the first day of school and doing very well .

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has really blossomed at this school. The student body is diverse her teachers have been excellent and the counseling staff has been unbelievable. The track teams has also been great. It's the smallest high school in the city and it was just what my daughter needed. We transfered her from the largest in the city where she just was not doing well academically or socially.

  • (6 years ago)

    Del Norte has been an excellent school for us. My son graduated in 2006 & I currently have a son who is the 10th grade. The teachers are excellent and the AP courses are wonderful. Every kind of level of student is helped and educated at this school. It is the most diverse school in Albuquerque. My son who is in college has said he was ready for college and all his peers due to the fact of DN being so diverse in student body. The sports are also there if you want to play and actually be part of a team. Go Knights!

  • (7 years ago)

    My sons experience at Del Norte 2 1/2yrs has been a sad one some of the teachers here are great but others are really a sad story when a teacher tells you 'no matter what you do you are going to fail'. It kind of makes you wonder if they know their job.? They have so many Subs here that students don't learn the assigned subjects they don't need babysitters they need teachers. School spirit can be important I agree but lets get back to learning high school is not just a place to spend 7 hours a day socializing with friends.Needless to say he has been put into another school now that concentrates on learning for the future. I mean come on they are our Future!

  • (8 years ago)

    Academically the school is great. The population is small and it allows more one-on-one help. Sports and extracurricular activities that are available are wonderful and the teams give everyone a chance to show what they can do not just play people who will win. Del Norte is so great with the different types of people hanging around one another and the parents are so helpful and devoted to their teenagers.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love the atmosphere at this school. The size and the students. It is like a home away from home. I feel just as safe at this school as I do at my own home. I know the school spirit is one of the best in America. It's just great and I would highly recommend this school to anyone who wants their children to have open minds and learn and have fun also while having a sense of security.

  • (11 years ago)

    Del Norte is a very diverse school. It is one of the most unique in Albuquerque! The teachers are excellent and really care about the students. It teaches how to work in an environment from all sorts of people with different backgrounds and races. This school has a wide range of activities and special programs.

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