School Details

Truman Middle School

9400 Benavides SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
(505) 880-3744

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1336 students 14 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Truman Middle School is a public middle school in Albuquerque. 1,336 students attend Truman Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 100% of the 1,336 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Truman Middle School is 14:1. Jimmy Carter Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • 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 93% 66%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 4%
Multiracial 0.5% 3%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have taught here for a quite a while and I am proud of my school. We love our kids and the community.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has a wonderful positive behavior program! Teachers have control of their classes and children are learning.

  • (2 years ago)

    Awesome school that does not always get the recognition it deserves. The students are supported and the school has a wonderful atmosphere.

  • (5 years ago)

    That they treat every stundent the same. If a stundent is having a promblem they try to solve it right away

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a great school because we have great teachers and students here!

  • (5 years ago)

    Truman has worked hard in inproving the its overall atmosphere of being 'cool to be smart'. They have worked had to encourage all students to learn and have a goal in life. Truman is was able to get about 98% of all students to take this years SBA test. We are hoping for a 5th year of students that are proficient in math and reading.

  • (5 years ago)

    because they go up in sba scores every time they take the test.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have worked at this school for 19 years. I love the community! With the support of our families we designed and implemented the first secondary dual language academy in Albuquerque in the year 2000. Our academy serves 300 student and every year we have students on a waiting list. Our students are bright respectful and hard working learners who believe in giving what it takes to become the best citizens of the 21st century. We are a school wide free lunch Title 1 school and every year we continue to improve academically as reflected in our rising test scores. Please support Truman MS where it is cool to be smart. Juntos seguiremos saliendo adelante con ganas respeto y mente positiva.

  • (5 years ago)

    Truman has a very dedicated staff who really take care of the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the staff everyone has a positive attitude and teachers expect alot from their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers really care and at Truman - It's cool to be smart and Kind!

  • (5 years ago)

    Truman is in a very challenging area low income gangs and single parent families just to name a few issues they deal with on a day to day basis. Very good school!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has done great at Truman. The teachers care and are interested in helping my student succeed!

  • (5 years ago)

    My sons feel comfortable at the school and challenged in their classes. They have high expectations to fill.

  • (5 years ago)

    Truman loves the kids. Everything we do is aimed at student success.

  • (5 years ago)

    The close knit feeling of family displayed in and around this school. All staff parents and community leaders support the school

  • (5 years ago)

    I work at Truman and can honestly say we have some of the most dedicated teachers around. We truly care about the kids and our school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to Truman Middle School for my Middle School and I have honestly not seen such a Middle School since then. It has an amazing staff that are dedicated through and through.

  • (5 years ago)

    Truman strives to give are children the best education and the communication between the students the teachers and parents is what I love the most. I'am very involed in my children education and I could've never done with out the support of the superior teachers we have at truman middle school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The relationships matter! The dual language program! The Professional Learning Communities! EVERYTHING!

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