School Details

Rio Grande High School

2300 Arenal Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 880-3744
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1478 students 15 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 2013
  • 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.
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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 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rio Grande High School is a public high school in South Valley. 1,478 students attend Rio Grande High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 80% of the 1,478 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Rio Grande High School is 15:1. New America 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
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 66%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 4%
Multiracial 0.4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 2%
Asian 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Apparently their AP classes don't include English grammar and spelling. Perhaps you just have not actually attended any of the AP classes. Below are just a few of the obvious corrections to your review Alot of people have told me that because I go to Rio Grande I am not as smart as other people or wont (won't) be succesful (successful). But they are wrong. They have really good AP classes theenivornment (the environment) is very nice. As for sports they they (only 1 'they' is necessary) have good teams and the dance and cheer do vey well.

  • (5 years ago)

    Rio Grande High School is fifty years old and nestled in the South Valley of Albuquerque. Although many of our students score low on the national standardized tests they come to school with far more heart than I've seen or felt in any other school. Our students and teachers come from many countries speak many first languages other than English many are poor and living with difficult situation but we love each other and we're working to build the greatest school in New Mexico. Our staff is the best trained most experienced and most willing to engage our students in academic work that inspires them toward higher goals and better lives. Many of our students are coming from way behind but they are catching up and they will be terrific leaders in this community and in this country.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 3 children now that graduated from Rio Grande High School now. There will be 3 more in the future which 2 are going this year starting in a few days we all had very good experience with the school and my children were in all sports and extra activities with in the school and very respected with other kids. I have only had good experience with Rio Grande So dont have any problems in the future sending my younger children here the teachers are so nice and loving towards the kids and always stressing about success in the future and how to help the kids get ahead and what to do next instead of just letting the kids say when ready. The teachers have been there a long time and all work together and is very important to have the kids see that working relationship.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent AP program very under valued.

  • (6 years ago)

    Apparently their AP classes don't include English grammar and spelling. Perhaps you just have not actually attended any of the AP classes. Below are just a few of the obvious corrections to your review Alot of people have told me that because I go to Rio Grande I am not as smart as other people or wont (won't) be succesful (successful). But they are wrong. They have really good AP classes theenivornment (the environment) is very nice. As for sports they they (only 1 'they' is necessary) have good teams and the dance and cheer do vey well.

  • (7 years ago)

    Alot of people have told me that because I go to Rio Grande I am not as smart as other people or wont be succesful. But they are wrong. They have really good AP classes theenivornment is very nice. As for sports they they have good teams and the dance and cheer do vey well.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has the strongest AP program in the district. They offer 15 AP courses coordinated by a team of the teachers who teach the courses. 500 students are enrolled in AP and Pre-AP classes. The school has many dedicated teachers and many respectful hard-working students.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a former student of Rio Grande I could say that it was a great school people are always saying that rio grande is a really bad school but it's up to you if you want to do good and as for parents I've seen many parents participate but many others don't because they work. Teachers are awesome they are so willing to help out and talk to you after class if you need to and our sports programs are a little in financial need but our basketball wrestlers and baseball teams went to state so our coaches are really good!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have always heard from so many people that I should not send my children to this school because it was a bad enviroment. The enviromnment is good and its up to your child if they want to succeed. Now as far as athletics the basketball is unfair when choosing players. Keep it in the schools district dont be going out recruiting. Our son was cut from freshman basketball and definately can play ball. The excuses were ridiculous. Very discouraged.

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