Highland High School

Highland High School serves 1,558 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the NM average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.
Highland High School operates within the Albuquerque School District.
The school district's 64% graduation rate is lower than the NM state average of 72%.

School Overview

The student population of 1558 students has declined by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,558 students
Highland High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Highland High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 102 teachers
Highland High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Highland High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NM) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Highland High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
7%
10%
Highland High School American Indian Students (1990-2014)
Asian
3%
1%
Highland High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
71%
61%
Highland High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
4%
2%
Highland High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
12%
25%
Highland High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
3%
1%
Highland High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Highland High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NM All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.48 0.38
Highland High School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
74%
61%
Highland High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Highland High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 93,202 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,580 is less than the state average of $16,798. The district revenue/student has grown by 23% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,518 is less than the state average of $17,733. The district spending/student has grown by 30% over four years.
School District Name Albuquerque School District
Number of Schools
Managed
163
1
Number of Students Managed 93,202 340
Albuquerque School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 64% 72%
Albuquerque School District Graduation Rate (1997-2010)
District Total Revenue $1,022 MM $9 MM
Albuquerque School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $1,112 MM $9 MM
Albuquerque School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,580 $16,798
Albuquerque School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,518 $17,733
Albuquerque School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Highland Autism Center (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Highland Autism Center (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Highland Autism Center (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • AlbuquerqueHighland Autism Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: KG-12 | 15 students4700 Coal Se
    AlbuquerqueNM 87108
    (505)265-3711
    0KG-1215
  • AlbuquerqueMedia Arts Collaborative Charter
    Charter School
    0.3 miles | Grades: 6-12 | 194 students4401 Central Ne Bldg 2
    AlbuquerqueNM 87108
    (505)243-1957
    0.36-12194
  • AlbuquerqueZia Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 431 students440 Jefferson Ne
    AlbuquerqueNM 87108
    (505)880-3744
    0.7PK-5431
  • AlbuquerqueWhittier Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 474 students1110 Quincy Se
    AlbuquerqueNM 87108
    (505)880-3744
    0.8KG-5474
  • AlbuquerqueBandelier Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 583 students3309 Pershing Se
    AlbuquerqueNM 87106
    (505)880-3744
    1KG-5583

School Reviews

Highland is a great school, with great teachers. We were so glad to find such an encouraging, nurturing environment.
- Posted by Parent, 09/23/14
This school has to be the best school and i learned so much at the school. The NJROTC program was the best of all it tought all the things you will need to know. It also tought me how to work together in a unity wiyh other.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 12/02/07

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