School Details

Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School

1701 San Victorio Av NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 880-3744

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 599 students 17 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cedar Crest. 599 students attend Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 15% of the 599 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School is 17:1. S. Y. Jackson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Computer arts

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 57% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 25% 66%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This is the best school my daughter has attended. Well organized. Lots of extra after school programs (although they are popular and sometimes they fill and you don't get every one you request.) field trips dances and other outings. Lots of community involvement. Administrative staff have been nothing but friendly informative and helpful. Natalie's 5th grade teacher is amazing and has my daughter improved in every way not just academically but her self esteem and confidence. They are quick to get on any social issues among the kids or bullying. Great great school.

  • (7 months ago)

    I am the grandmother of two second graders. Both of my grandchildren attended Georgia O'Keeffe through first grade. We had nothing but trouble with bullies and parent cliques. The school counselor was rude and uncaring toward my granddaughter who had to enter professional counseling because she was being bullied every day by a very nasty child. The bully was never properly dealt with even though he said he bullied at school because his older brother bullied him at home and threatened to kill him. The bully needed help also but no adult was interested in reaching out. The school secretary is also quite rude and evidently thinks she is in charge of the school. The principal was never available. She was never in sight. Now our children attend a wonderful charter school. They get up happily every day to go to school and always talk about how they love their school teachers and school friends. The homework they are assigned is well thought out and challenges them to actually think. My granddaughter's frequent stomach aches have disappeared and she stopped biting her nails. Good riddance Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary!

  • (7 months ago)

    The school staff in the office is rude and they gossip all the time. I am visit my child's class all the time and every time in go into the office everyone is always gossiping. Come on be professional. The principal has no clue on how to be a principal she micro manages. Instead of being in your office all the time go out and visit with the students and be caring and loving to them. Where do they find theses people to take care of our school. A cracker jack box.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school. Professional dedicated and caring Teachers and Staff. Wonderful families. Many educational adventures each day. We love Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary.

  • (1 year ago)

    Gifted dedicated teachers and staff. Amazing parents. We are very pleased with our school. Amazing Library and Librarian. Cheerful always helpful staff. It is a bright and sunny learning environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    GOK is an amazing school. It's been 3 wonderful years my children have been attending Georgia O'Keeffe. Great teachers Great office staff great nurse and so much more. Only complaint i have is the current principle isn't so friendly of welcoming. The principle before her was so friendly and always greeting students and parents. My children enjoy their day at school and are always sharing what they learned.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an outstanding public school in a city that does not have a reputation for quality education. The teachers do their best and granted some try a lot harder than others but that happens everywhere in every school in the entire country. The leadership has changed and now everyone is held accountable and the test scores prove our children are learning. Am I 100% happy no so I stay active in making sure my voice is heard. As long as all the parents start to do that we will keep this as one of the best schools in the city. The more parents help the better the school is. My children love going to school as should they all

  • (1 year ago)

    GOK is an outstanding school with an exceptional staff which benefits greatly from the dedication of the parent community to education and the staff's desire to foster growth. Our two children have very different needs that have been respected with the early years being focused on a sense of family & community and the latter years preparing for middle school & independence. We moved into the school district for GOK and I haven't had one regret. The school has had leadership changes in the last two years improving the school even more.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to meet the teacher day and loved the teacher my student got. The classroom is right by the office and i noticed that the principal was in her office. Dont you think that she should be out greeting parents and studnets. My child has no idea who the principal is. I really hope that the assistant principal does not follow in the principals footsteps. Last year i volunteered alot and never saw the principal visiting the students or even saying hi to them in the hallway. Really not to impressed with her.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is the best!! I have worked at this school for more than half of my teaching years. It is a fantastic place to work. The staff members are professional and are the hardest working group of teachers I have ever worked with. The parents are supportive and help in any way that they can. They are the reason our students are so great. I love teaching at this school and never want to change to another place. Thank you all for making it such a wonderful place to be.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have the same feeling that the girl at the reception was not friendly. Otherwise it's a great school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I called to set up a tour and the secretary was so rude and short. Said we don't do tours I said you expect me to send my child to a school without seeing it???? I said may I please talk to the principle to gather more information. She was equally rude but started to warm up after I broke the ice. She said good luck because transfers are lottery and I already have 41 requests.. What is with these old women that are so jaded and grumpy. You expect children to have manners where are yours.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is amazing! My kindergartener and second grader love it. Their teachers are wonderful and the focus on academics/curriculum are outstanding.

  • (2 years ago)

    NO homework no art classes the secretary is very very very rude. That turned me off right away. She has been there forever why? I am not impressed. The first day was play waste of time.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is okay but certainly nothing spectacular. Homework is not given out on a regular basis and is actually far less than we saw at the last school we were at. It takes too long to get test results and homework graded and back to the students. Parents here are pretty involved in activities but the level of education in the classroom still leaves much to be desired.

  • (3 years ago)

    Anyone who rates this school less than 5 stars needs to move to the west side and be humbled. I used to be a high school teacher and taught in the best private schools prior to moving to New Mexico. I was appalled at the lack of expertise here on the west side and finally put in a formal transfer. Thank goodness!! My son was bored at his old school and was tested gifted/advanced in most areas. He is still adjusting though. However homework began by the 2nd week of school. On the west side much later. The amount of homework is also more here compared to the west side!! LOVE IT! The clubs offered are awesome ... west side ... none!! (At least my son's previous school). Faculty and staff on the west side treat parents like idiots because they assume that you are. I have 2 masters the spouse has a doctorate!! The faculty treats you with respect regardless. A lesson the west side could use in spades!! LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I rated this school above average for academics. Compared to our friends who have children in other public schools I feel our child has learned more and is more advanced in his studies. Aside from the academics we we do not feel the nuturing from the teachers as I read from another review. However we've spoken to other parents and they disagree so I think it has to do with the teacher we were assigned to. Also Kindergarteners have to wait outside in the cold before school. The school was remodeled and supposedly solved the traffic problems with their new drop off zone but has only made it worse. The school doesn't have an actual parking instead you are to park across the street at a church. Not to mention the secretary in the office is very rude and not helpful.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school with wonderful teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    They have great teachers librarian and other personnel. I love volunteering there because of the great camaraderie.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am the parent that submitted the post in August of 2008 and was not pleased with GOK. Since then the academics have really taken off and now I'm much more impressed with the program. I have learned that the GOK teachers are absolutely extraordinary and work hard to make sure the kids have a good experience. Turns out the math I was skeptical of is pretty standard for NM and is what is used in the pricey private schools here as well. Plus it has progressed to a point where it is more challenging and rigorous. And they have split the children into reading groups that challenge each at their individual level. So I have to say that GOK has won me over and I'm happy to say my daughter is flourishing academically and loves her school! It was just a bit of a slow start. )

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