School Details

Cielo Azul Elementary School

1550 34th Ave, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
(505) 338-2320

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 854 students 15 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

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About this school

Cielo Azul Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rio Rancho. 854 students go to Cielo Azul Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 53% of the 854 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cielo Azul Elementary School is 15:1. Colinas Del Norte Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 45% 47%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 42%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    We came to New Mexico from the East Coast and had heard about how terrible primary education is in the Southwest. Well apparently they are not talking about Rio Rancho Schools. The time care and attention my son has had at Cielo Azul has far surpassed the experience we had at the so-called great school district we came from. This is his third year here and we are on the third EXCELLENT teacher. I can't say enough about how involved everyone is in the process of educating children. This was the best possible place we could have come to!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son had his teacher for both 3rd and 4th grade and my son was constantly challenged. When the coursework was too easy his teacher found ways to challenge him. There were many tears at the end of the year when he knew he would need to move on to a different teacher. Every year we have had great teachers and great communication.

  • (1 year ago)

    Cielo Azul Elementary is a great school. My children love this school!! The faculty and staff are awesome and very supportive of their children. The teachers are great and they do everything they can to make sure every student has what he needs in order to have the best education.

  • (1 year ago)

    Cielo Azul has transformed my child's learning abilities and has really brought out the best in him. Thank You

  • (2 years ago)

    I have found guidance friendship discipline and love in everything that they share with the children. My child wanted to take her teacher with her to her new school. Now that's good TEACHING.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal and vice principal are dedicated to bringing out the best in both students and staff. This school is brand new and built with many "green" features allowing for low energy and water usage while letting in lots of natural light which makes a great learning enviornment. The classrooms all have new smart board computer technology. Parent involvement is not as encouraged here which somewhat cuts down on the parent "clicks" and drama but unfortunately also hinders great parent help. More parent volunteers could be used to encourage after school programs such as chess club. Overall my children are happy and well educated at Cielo Azul.

  • (5 years ago)

    The whole staff of Cielo Azul is very student oriented. They provide a quality environment for the students and are very knowledgeable on the subjects they teach.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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