Avg. test scores 49%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 11%
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Albuquerque school information

IndexAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores25%27%48%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools14366779,221
Total private schools6616324,874
Total post-secondary schools22557,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Albuquerque are 49% 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%

      Albuquerque, NM School Districts

      • Albuquerque Public Schools
      • Las Cruces Public Schools

      There are a total of 143 public schools, 66 private schools and 22 post-secondary schools in Albuquerque. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Albuquerque, NM schools is 25%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Albuquerque, NM, an average of 86.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 85.1% have completed high school.

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      Sandia Park, NM9060%23.6%
      Corrales, NM8,47444%8.6%
      Rio Rancho, NM92,96643%10.6%
      Tijeras, NM54736%25.7%
      Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM6,06927%43.9%
      Albuquerque, NM556,85925%48.6%

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      Milwaukee, WI598,67218%62.8%
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      Albuquerque, NM556,85925%48.6%
      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.