Volcano Vista High School

Volcano Vista High School serves 2,159 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the NM average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.
Volcano Vista High School operates within the Albuquerque School District.
The school district's 62% graduation rate is lower than the NM state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 2159 students has grown by 348% over five years.
The teacher population of 117 teachers has grown by 216% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,159 students
Volcano Vista High School Total Students (2008-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 117 teachers
Volcano Vista High School Total Teachers (2008-2013)
Students by Grade Volcano Vista High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 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 19:1 14:1
Volcano Vista High School Student Teacher Ratio (2008-2013)
American Indian
2%
10%
Volcano Vista High School American Indian Students (2008-2013)
Asian
1%
1%
Volcano Vista High School Asian Students (2008-2013)
Hispanic
63%
60%
Volcano Vista High School Black Students (2008-2013)
Black
2%
2%
Volcano Vista High School Black Students (2008-2013)
White
29%
25%
Volcano Vista High School White Students (2008-2013)
Two or more races
3%
1%
Volcano Vista High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Volcano Vista 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.
0.52 0.38
Volcano Vista High School Diversity Score (2008-2013)
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.
20%
61%
Volcano Vista High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2008-2013)
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%
Volcano Vista High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 100,891 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,736 is less than the state average of $16,127. The district revenue/student has grown by 30% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,652 is less than the state average of $16,153. The district spending/student has grown by 53% over four years.
School District Name Albuquerque School District
Number of Schools
Managed
169
3
Number of Students Managed 100,891 312
Albuquerque School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 62% 72%
Albuquerque School District Graduation Rate (1997-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,030 MM $10 MM
Albuquerque School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,214 MM $10 MM
Albuquerque School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,736 $16,127
Albuquerque School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,652 $16,153
Albuquerque School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Great Academy (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Tony Hillerman Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tierra Antigua Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Middle Schools Middle Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • AlbuquerqueTony Hillerman Middle School
    8101 Rainbow Blvd
    AlbuquerqueNM 87120
    (505)792-0698
    0 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 913 students                      
  • AlbuquerqueTierra Antigua Elementary School
    8121 Rainbow Blvd Nw
    AlbuquerqueNM 87120
    (505)880-3744
    0.1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 718 students                      
  • AlbuquerqueVentana Ranch Elementary School
    6801 Ventana Rd Nw
    AlbuquerqueNM 87114
    (505)880-3744
    1.3 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 779 students                      
  • AlbuquerqueSunset View Elementary School
    6100 Paradise View Nw
    AlbuquerqueNM 87114
    (505)880-3744
    1.5 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 530 students                      
  • AlbuquerqueJames Monroe Middle School
    6100 Paradise Blvd Nw
    AlbuquerqueNM 87114
    (505)880-3744
    1.5 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 972 students                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Although there are some drawbacks, co-teaching is an effective way to help special education students succeed in mainstream classrooms.
Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Exploring post graduation options for high school students.
5 Ways Parents Can Inspire Children to Love Reading
Children are reading less and less in this country, and the effects of that are showing in their performance in school. However, there are a variety of ways parents can encourage their children to read – and hopefully to love reading!
Related School Videos

View more school videos