Rio Rancho school information

IndexRio RanchoNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores34%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools1366779,221
Total private schools216324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a557,963
The Rio Rancho, NM educational system consists of 13 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Rio Rancho public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 54% higher than than the New Mexico average and 30% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Rio Rancho public schools is 16:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.0% have completed high school, 30.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Rio Rancho are 30% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Rio Rancho.
  • 89.7% of people in Rio Rancho have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.0% of people in Rio Rancho have completed high school.
  • 30.0% of people in Rio Rancho have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Rio Rancho

IndexRio RanchoNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade89.7%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school89.0%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college68.9%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.8%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors30.0%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters11.8%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.8%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Paradise Hills, NM5,14030%40%
Albuquerque, NM556,85926%48%
Corrales, NM8,47425%50%
North Valley, NM11,24819%62%
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM6,06915%69%
Rio Rancho, NM92,96634%30%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sandy, UT93,14153%8%
Carson, CA92,78030%40%
Orem, UT93,22044%12%
Hesperia, CA92,66424%52%
Lawrence, KS92,61147%4%
Rio Rancho, NM92,96634%30%
Source: The Rio Rancho, 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.