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About This School

Moriarty High School is a public high school in Moriarty. 1,044 children attend Moriarty High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 44% of the 1,044 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Moriarty High School is 18:1. Estancia High School 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
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 59%
Hispanic 36% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Multiracial 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.8%
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 51%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I would rate this school a negative zero!!! The administration is a joke the school has clear drug problem my child tells me about it daily. If my child knows and can smell it on other students you would think that the teachers would do the same. That in fact is not the case. Drug test at random how about the Truck raffle they do every year for the past 7 put towards drug prevention and awareness....start testing there are actually students there that want an education!!! The math course is not accepted by other schools or some colleges when my child moved back to Texas they gave him an elective credit for it and had to take Algebra 2 over summer school. I get it that NM has ZERO funding for education and Moriarty is a prime example but with all the casinos in this state make room for some!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    MHS is plagued by good teachers and bad teachers. The Math program is especially abhorred the student has to almost help them self along as this math program teaches by the students own ability to find answers through trial and error it seems. Other than math the English Department has it down regardless this school is a choice to be placed at the bottom of the list.

  • (2 years ago)

    The policies at MHS are outdated and seek to punish students out of spite rather than to improve on issues. Speaking of "outdated" I have to mention the transphobic remarks made during class by a certain P.E./Health teacher when she was supposed to be educating students instead of spewing curriculum-irrelevant prejudice. Other than just all-around abysmal math teachers their staff is just very out of touch with students. There's very much a "just doing my job" -without regard for individual students or actual learning- kind of mindset. And it's almost as if the principle/ assistant principles get a kick out of punishing students dealing out over-the-top punishments to keep kids quiet.

  • (2 years ago)

    I rate this school TERRIBLE! As a parent who received a telephone call from a teacher regarding my child's grades dropping I immediately made an appointment to see what can be done to assist. Well I met with the Counselors who indicated that just because the child is failing this class and grades dropping in this class ... she will still pass the semester with a C- or D Average. Thanks for the motivation and encouragement.

  • (2 years ago)

    My brother graduated in '07. He says that there weren't any popular cliques bullies or anything. He's quite smart and I'm coming here when I'm older. He gives it four stars.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a former student I must say that the school overall is alright when compared to most public schools in Albuquerque. Torrance county is littered w/ "poor man's mentality" and that mindset has been given to each generation. It's not the job of the teachers and staff to be the educator parent and disciplinarianm however that role has been thrust upon them and although they're given that resonsibility they're not given the authority. So basically the kids run the school. Lack of parenting and discipline at home has turned this school into a jungle. Educators can only do so much and the "it's ok try again" mentality isn't working. Raise your kids right and they'll be fine here. It starts w/ you.

  • (3 years ago)

    I find that this school has a high level of incompetence at the administration level and it disappoints me to send my children to such a school. I have to choose one star grade for the principal because they have nothing lower. The only thing I like about this school is it has a great auto teacher who really cares about his students.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is terrible parents do not send your child here

  • (5 years ago)

    This special ed program rocks! By far the best out of the 8 my daughter has been in during our travels.

  • (5 years ago)

    Moriarty High has it's problems but over all it is almost acceptable

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandson is enrolled in the 'Crossroads' program at Moriarty High School and he is actually 'learning' something after two awful years at the Middle school here. Hats off to Mr. Bond and Ms. V. Thank-you

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended Moriarty High School a few years ago as a senior and have to say it was a disappointment for me as a student. I have been to several high schools internationally and this was the worst of all the ones I have personally attended. The main issue I had with MHS was that it caters neither for bright students or for students who need extra help. For me the content of all classes was insanely easy and not challenging at all and my teachers did not know how to make it more rewarding for me. Despite this I was shocked to see how many students were failing their classes. The teachers were all very nice but I was under the impression that they did not really care or try to help those who were failing. I think this is a serious problem because good education is vital for all.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 3 children who have or are currently attending Moriarty High School. This school has been outstanding in regards to academics extracurricular activities and in keeping me informed of activities that apply to myself or my students. I always know whats going on there and its been wonderful. Staff are always easily contacted and quick to return calls or emails.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am on my 3 child going threw the moriarty schools. I for the most part am happy with them although the teachers not all of them but most donot care about the kids they are ther for the pay check. If they would spend more time on helping the kids inclass that really need the extra help instead they work with the smart ones. Your ther to help the ones who need it than you would not have kids dropping out! all my kids were in sports threw high school its great because it keeps them busy but they need to be nicer to the kids. One min they are yelling at them telling them how bad they have done than in the next breath they tell you how great you are. That makes them want to give up. We need to be positive with them all the time.

  • (7 years ago)

    the quality of the acedemic programs is good but it could be better. The availibility on the sports and extra curriculars is good there is a wide variety. Parent involvement is not good at all unless your involved in sports or anything like that.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently a Senior student at Moriarty and have been attending just this year. My previous school was La Cueva and I can spot significant differences between the two. At Moriarty you actually feel apart of the school wether you are involved in sports or not. It is refreshing having teachers you actually care if you pass or fail. There are classes geared towards the students you need help in all subjects. The counseling staff has been exceptional in making sure that all my requirements are met and that my senior goes smooth. I enjoy it very much.

  • (8 years ago)

    Some teachers are good and care about students and making sure they understand.Other teachers don't care at all about their students.The Discipline is not consistent and the 'gentleman' that is supposedly in charge of it wants to be the 'nice guy'.This person has no clue whatsoever how to impose discipline at a High School level he is good for Public Relations but has no gutts to be hard and tough with these adolescents.The Principal tries to do his best but sometimes looks like an octopus trying to be in everything at the same time.This High School needs a better organization at the Administration Level and be tougher and harder with the students in reference to Discipline matters;then maybe the High School will improve and students will be more respectful.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this school is alright it has a pretty good education system. The teachers care about the students (atleast most of them do). The dropout rate isn't very high. Our school consists mostly of normal students. They have a good SPED programs. The people they have hired for discipline haven't been the greatest. Even though I am a 5th year student I have enjoyed this school. The new principal has been very good he has made some good moves in improving our school. Overall it is a pretty decent school.

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