PROFICIENCY 55% 144% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
22%New Mexico

La Cueva High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS" in Albuquerque, NM. There are a total of 1,834 students and 97 teachers at La Cueva High, for a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1. There are a total of 227 free lunch students and 50 reduced lunch students.

La Cueva High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 54.5%, which is 144% higher than the New Mexico average.


Student/Teacher ratio19:1
Free lunch227
Reduced lunch50


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment720
Taking some courses329
Taking some courses (not tests)397
Passing some courses238
Passing no courses84

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At La Cueva High, there are a total of 720 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 329 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School44%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School65%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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La Cueva High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNew MexicoNational
Caucasian 48.4% 21.0% 24.5% 51.1%
African American 1.5% 2.2% 2.0% 15.9%
Asian 9.7% 2.2% 1.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 34.6% 67.3% 60.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.5% 4.2% 10.1% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.2% 3.1% 1.6% 3.1%

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Edmund G Ross Elementary16%1.3Albuquerque, NM
Alice King Community School40%1.6Albuquerque, NM
Corrales International45%1.6Albuquerque, NM
Sage Montessori Charter School9%2.3Albuquerque, NM
Arroyo Del Oso Elementary37%2.4Albuquerque, NM
Hubert H Humphrey Elementary59%2.6Albuquerque, NM
Double Eagle Elementary60%2.7Albuquerque, NM
The Great Academy20%3.2Albuquerque, NM
Coral Community Charter40%3.4Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque demographics profile

StatisticAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNational
Population density (sq mi)1,4261791
Median age38.637.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%52%55%
Speak English47%65%79%
Speak Spanish52%28%13%

Education level achieved in Albuquerque

IndexAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade68.4%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school65.0%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college38.3%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree17.6%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors11.8%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters4.4%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.8%1.3%
Source: The La Cueva High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.