Albuquerque school information

IndexAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores26%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools14366779,221
Total private schools6616324,874
Total post-secondary schools22557,963
The Albuquerque, NM educational system consists of 143 public schools, 66 private schools and 22 post-secondary schools. Albuquerque public schools have average test scores of 26% which is 15% higher than than the New Mexico average and 48% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Albuquerque public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.1% have completed high school, 33.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Albuquerque are 48% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 143 public schools in Albuquerque.
  • 86.0% of people in Albuquerque have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.1% of people in Albuquerque have completed high school.
  • 33.8% of people in Albuquerque have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Albuquerque

IndexAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade86.0%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school85.1%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college66.1%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.9%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.8%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters15.1%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.7%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.8%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Albuquerque (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
San Antonito, NM1,18662%26%
Tijeras, NM54740%19%
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Paradise Hills, NM5,14030%40%
Corrales, NM8,47425%50%
Albuquerque, NM556,85926%48%

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Albuquerque, NM556,85926%48%
Source: The Albuquerque, NM education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.