School Details

Sandia High School

7801 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 880-3744
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2003 students 16 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.
53%
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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

Sandia High School is a public high school in Albuquerque. 2,003 children attend Sandia High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 26% of the 2,003 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sandia High School is 16:1. Early College Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 45% 57%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 31%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 5%
Asian 3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This is for athletes seeking to go to Sandia. Be wary I was excited for my son who is a great athlete. He went through a horrible experience this year. Coach Broussard is'nt a professional. He is misleading and didn't own up to the impact he caused. He is charismatic and tell you want you want to hear. I've since heard story after story. The administration wasn't helpful. Take your time to attend games and talk to people. On the positive note it was a learning experience of high school sports politics sponsorship and favoritism. It is still happening. Good luck

  • (2 years ago)

    Sandia HS is adding an International Baccalaureate (IB) program in 2013. IB is "a rigorous off-the-shelf curriculum recognized by universities around the world . http //www.ibo.org/

  • (3 years ago)

    Before my husband and I decided to enroll our kids to Sandia we visited several top Albuquerque high schools in the area. The first impression we got from Sandia was that of a welcoming engaging inclusive school. Our student will be a Junior in the Fall and is very happy with the education received thus far.

  • (4 years ago)

    I like sandia i do but i think the teachers are too strict.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sandia is amazing. The teachers really do care and will do a lot to help students learn and get good grades! Everyone here is nice and they care!!! if you go to sandia the students are very nice and they greatly welcome new freshmen and students! I love it here!!! Sandia has so much to offer to people that are interested in so many different things. You are guarenteed to find something you love here and also many people who also have the same interests as you whether it be football chess club or whatever!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school. The teachers care about the students and it is being remodeled to help with the so called overcrowding. They staff and teachers care about the students and do anthingthing they can to help. This is a excellent school and really people at any school you can find bullying and drugs. Sandia by no means has a lot of either of these but the truth is that it is the inevidable and every schoool will have some. I love sandia and i am glad i am enrolled there.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is a really good school and has great community services for students and i strongly recomend it!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school the teachers interact with us students and help us a lot to improve our grades and maintain them at a certain GPA we try to succeed for.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been very disappointed by this school. I would not recommend this school if you are looking for a transfer. There are alot of parent politics. My daughter has been bullied and nothing has been done. We transferred her to Sandia because of the outstanding reviews and being told by the advisor that they were intolerant to problem kids not so. We have been very disappointed. Not every student has the oppurtunity to play sports as well. It's very overcrowded.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have not found this school to be beneficial at all to my sudent she was too worried about drugs on campus and bad atmosphere to learn or stay interested.

  • (6 years ago)

    We enjoy our school and I feel connected to the staff. The athletic dept. is a fine one as well. Sports keeps my Son on track. My Daughter enjoys her school too! We must like it we travel over 25 miles a day to get there!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is now a senior at Sandia and is Special Ed. due to Tourette Syndrome. He has a 3.5 GPA and is on the varsity golf team.The staff and teachers have been very supportive and understanding and overall we're extremely happy he's been successful there.

  • (6 years ago)

    My husband and I did a lot of research with the local high schools when deciding where to send our three children. We picked Sandia because of the curriculum balance and diversity and felt the curriculum challenged them. I had two children that were athletes and one child that chose to participate in other extracurricular activites other than sports. They were all treated equally by the teachers and staff administration a few coaches in one sport only were questionable with fairness. Never were they treated differently by teachers or counselors because one was an athlete and one wasn't. The current principal and past principal have done awesome jobs. In 2007/2008 school year Sandia High school was recognized nationally as one of the top high schools to attend in the United States. My third child graduated last year and if the standards and reputation stay the same my grandchildren will attend Sandia

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent high school and reputation!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated in 20006 and this school like most in albquerque has its general problems. The admin staff and councelors are of little help a majority of the time. And yes they do tend to be more apt to help athetes and the athletic programs than to update science labs and the art department. The advisors did little to help me prepare for college. I was told that i would qualify the the lottery scholarship and little else was done to help me in the way of applying for college note i had a 3.9 gpa and i scored a 27 overall on my ACT with a 29 in math and a 28 in science. The teachers vary from being very helpful to basically hating students and teaching. I did not have many problems with other students but they do exist but i think they are lower than other schools

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved into this area specifically for this high school for our daughter; what a mistake! Thinking that the reputation of Sandia as being one of the best in the APS system would assist our child in getting a good education has proven to be erronous at best and even potentially harmful. The counseling staff has acted unprofesssionally on several occassions and the asst. principal and principal have done nothing but deny and confront when this has been brought to their attention. As soon as this school yr is over we are out of this dangerous place!

  • (7 years ago)

    sandia is a great school! its very classy and well kept. i admire the diversity in the school and the way it conducts its teachings. it is probably one of the best if not the best high schools in the city.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have just retired from this school and am very happy to out of the clutches of the the head principal. This school has gone from great to less the desireable.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am somewhat of a stepfather figure to 3 children who have or are attending this school.It is in my option a school that does not care about the no child left behind act as they do not enforce truancy. I have a stepson who missed several weeks of school and we never received a phone call. We now have a daughter who is an aide and is not required to be there or if required not be on time. Some of her requirements for this class is to run and get Starbucks or breakfast. This is very discouraging to me and an argument that never settles AS my previous address let me enroll them in a better school but was outvoted. I hope the parents get more involved with this school as I have seen the problems and have tried to talk to the personal with no results.

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from Sandia. It is one of the best if not the best High School in Albuquerque. The teachers are great and so is the administration. The security is great too. I never felt unsafe at school. There is a great racial diversity at Sandia and enough groups and activities for anyone to fit into. Sandia's music athletic and drama programs are some of the best in the state. The campus is well kept. Great school!

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